Sunday, March 1, 2009

I completed my Copic Certification!

Yah! I'm now a Copic Certified Designer. I traveled to Absolutely Everything this AM and spent 7 hours with the wonderful Sally Lynn MacDonald. There were a total of 25 students in the class. I believe all were either store owners, employees or designers.

This morning I brought 5 Copics with me. That's all I owned. This morning all I owned was a Yellow Ciao, a Brown Ciao, a Red, Yellow and Pink "Square one".

This afternoon, I own a mixture of Originals, Sketches, Ciao's, a wide, a refill, a Spica (OK, I did own all those prior to going), some multiliners and 14 pages of notes on how to use them. Yes, I took 14 pages of handwritten notes on everything Copic. They also gave you tons of handout information as well as a couple of great resources. Oh, and a large bottle of Colorless Blending Solution.

I can now comfortably tell you the dfference between an Original, Ciao, Sketch and Wide and tell you how best to use them. I can tell you how to best choose your colors, explain to you the color family, clarity and intensity of colors. I can use the brush tips, the chisel tips, the pointed tips. I can refill a pen, change a tip and use the airbrush.

Whew! I know that's not all. I brought some metal to try the copics on and I had some mixed results. I'll test some more this week before putting it into a class. Right now I'll start my copic classes with just cardstock. Oh, yah... I know how to choose the best cardstock too! And the best ink, and how to test each one. I know why you should own a Copic Multiliner and so much more!

My first Copic Class at the Scrapbook Cupboard is Tuesday, March 17th. This class is already half full! I believe it will be rerun either the 16th or 17th of April as well.
Oh, and before I leave... I now know that before today I actually owned an E29 and a Y11 Ciao, a R39, YR21 and R11 Original. Now... well, I'm up to 23 colors total. Well on my way! Only 299 more to go....

3 comments:

LynneForsythe said...

You go girl!!! Was great to see you!!! See you again soon!!

Julie Jacobs said...

Hey Kim, Congrats to you too on your certification! We did learn a lot didn't we. Do you think you'll end up buying every color? I was a diehard original fan , now I definitely love the sketch markers. Can't wait to see what you create!!

SDC Texas said...

Once you get started you won't be able to stop getting more pens. I should know just 72 more to go for me.