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Friday Funday Tutorial - Rustic Tags

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Friday Funday - Distress Ink & Water Place Cards

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Friday Funday!

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Hello! Welcome to Friday Funday! Karen asked me to host this week and it as my pleasure!  However, to my slight horror and embarrassment, when I came over here to post, I realized I'd kind of confused this with the Mix It Up Monday when I prepared,…Continue

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Friday Funday - Inked Up Embossing Folder! :)

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STVKC#39 - Fall / Giving Thanks Tag

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Stamp TV Kit Addicts - Friday Funday - Eyelets and Twine

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Comment by Judy Inukai on July 11, 2018 at 8:34am

Welcome Karen. You will get lots of inspiration here from the design team and lots of encouragement from the StampTV members. I started out using Prisma Colored Pencils and Marvy Matchables – ink pads that are about the size of the Tim Holtz pads with matching markers. This was early in my stamping life and I thought it was just me that they always looked streaky. Then the clerk at my local stamp store (now closed) suggested I try Copics. They sold the Ciao markers and I was hooked. I started buying a few at a time, then switched to the sketch markers. I found a metal bucket designed to hold a six pack, and thought it would be perfect for all my markers and pencils. I’ve continued to add to my Copic collection over the years buying one or two at a time at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby with coupons or at stamp shows.  I now have two buckets exclusively for Copics. My Prisma collection pretty much fills a large case like Gina uses. I bought a set of Spectrum Noir markers during the brief time Gina was selling them, but find them clumsy to use. The colored pencils might be easiest for a beginner, and are a lot less expensive, but if you can, get a few Copics and try them. There are a few websites that have recommendations for combos so you don’t have to buy them all. I have a few Zig markers, but just haven’t had much luck with them. Whatever coloring medium you use, the real key is practice, practice, practice. 

Comment by lovinpaper on July 11, 2018 at 8:31am

Here is the marker chart I was looking for:

Comment by lovinpaper on July 11, 2018 at 8:26am

I started alcohol markers with Bic.  Gina has videos for the low budget crafter, from way back, and she uses Bic.  She also has a video using Crayola markers.  These days I am using Tombow Markers quite a bit.  Gina has a chart matching her colors with many different markers and I use it a lot.  I will look and see if I can find it again and give you a link.  I began my stamping with watercolor pencils, but did not know anything about watercolor; the pencils were the right price and I simply colored with them.  I enjoy coloring with all sorts of mediums and there are many videos here that will help you get started.

Comment by Bonnie on July 11, 2018 at 7:18am

That is too funny that you say the Gina doesn't mention Copics because the only reason I have them is  she was selling them when I got to Stamp TV in 2014. Then she quite selling them and one of her designers was a Spectrum Noir effecionaody and they were the object of much attention. Now I do hear her mention Copic once in a while, so I know she still uses them. I, too, am not good at shading and such but refilling the Copics with Gina's reinkers lets me match colors and that is mostly what I use the markers for. I have some colored pencils and a small set of watercolors and that has kept me happy in my creating. Have not gotten into the Zig scene, or foiling for that matter.

Mixing mediums has helped me use what I have and get the look I am going after, so having more then one coloring option has been fun. 

Welcome to the world in StampTV Karen. 

Comment by dapperdoxie on July 11, 2018 at 7:02am

Gina uses copics, she just has been using her pencil's and zigs more lately.  LOL  I think she sells copics in her store too...although not online.  Wouldn't mind having some copics, if they weren't SO expensive...but since they are, I probably will never get to many of them.  Course who knows, may change my mind in the future...but least I'm finally getting satisfied with my pencil's and zigs.  :-)))   I don't use gamsol cause I'm extremely sensitive to chemicals but still am enjoying my pencil's.

Comment by Karen Gore on July 11, 2018 at 1:05am

Gina doesn't seem to mention Copics, at least from what I have seen. I think it will end up being wonderful for the artistic... a fad for the rest of us!

Comment by Karen Gore on July 11, 2018 at 12:21am

Thank you Dapper! Copics require much skill re: lighting and angles, etc.. I have not knowledge of this sort of thing, given I took two classes locally. I probably sell my 72 set, plus extras...I recall years and years ago having good luck with the pencils and gamasol. Haven't tried Zigs... but they seem to be a bit more user friendly given my skill lever.

Comment by dapperdoxie on July 10, 2018 at 9:17pm

Welcome Karen! Gina has video's on youtube, or...if you go to the top and click on video's you can find them either here or you tube.  If you look at them here you will see other people's video's too not just Ginas!

As for coloring, I couldn't afford copics so I got zigs and colored pencils and love both of them.  I've come to the  conclusion that I may not even WANT copics as fixing mistakes is easier with the zigs (watercolor) or the pencil's than it is with copics...if I color outside the lines I can get rid of most of the color much easier with the two I have been thinking lately that maybe it's a good thing I couldn't afford those copics.  :-)))  I think as a begininer...zigs or colored pencil's might be the easiest, but I'm no expert, so maybe someone else can weigh in and give you a 2nd opinion.

Comment by Karen Gore on July 10, 2018 at 8:56pm

Also, having no luck with copics, not artistic. Should I use colored pencils, water color pencils or the Zig type markers? What is easiest for a beginner?

Comment by Karen Gore on July 10, 2018 at 8:55pm

I am new. I really love the stamps/style. Clearly products are quality. When they say, you will see example of cards with this stamp set on Stamp TV, are there videos?


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