Well, for about a year now I have been wanting to try Copics but have held off taking the plunge, for basically two reasons.... the first being their cost, and secondly fear of becoming addicted, mainly because of reason number one! Oh and a third reason, I was worried about their level of difficulty.
Well, I got an email from a Scrapbook Store in Montreal that I have ordered from in past, informing of a 30% off sale on their site and Copics were included in the sale! I needed no further prodding a sale is always a good reason to shop! So I ordered about 15, then I took advantage of a 15% off sale at another Scrapbook Store's site that I am enrolled in a monthly kit club with and picked up a few more colours that were not available at the first store!
I was pretty much right about the addiction part, shamefully I spent the better part of the day ignoring my 'to do' list and colouring instead! tee hee! I was also correct about the level of difficulty... there is definitely a learning curve to these little babies. You can see that I need to work on my shading and staying within the lines (it's back to kindergarten for me!). Also, because I my poor vision I will need to restrict myself to stamped images with large colouring areas, the smaller areas are just too darn difficult.
Anyway, I am sure that I can use a few of these beginner creations in some cards, maybe with a few finishing touches the mistakes won't be so noticeable...... I'm thinking a class may be a better idea than just winging it! We'll see if something comes up nearby!
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Hope you have a crafty day!