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Hi Hollowers!

Welcome back to this very special week.  if you saw our Facebook live yesterday you will know that we have some more companies wanting to work with the Hollow and our launch will continue into next week!  Today i’m ex-tactic to tell you that I am now working with Dick Blick, I have been a customer of theirs for over ten years, they are my go-to store for Copics and paper supplies, they have the best paper selection around.  Speaking of which I have a pad of my favorite watercolor paper from them to give away to you!  As always, just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite color is; entries close at midnight EST March 9th 2017.

Many of you asked for me to show you more coloring techniques so I knew this was the perfect opportunity to show you Copic Markers, Copics are an alcohol based marker and having tried many other (including Spectrum Noir and Prismacolors) Copics are my firm favorite as the best in the industry.  They also have the best glitter pens called Spica, they have color or clear and each have glass in them to make them as shimmery as possible. (click Copic or Spica to be taken to the selection or use the link up below).

I also have two great Dick Blick codes for you, use ‘CEFZ’ for free shipping over $59 and even better 10% off $99; stock up on paper, pens and all your supplies as this is a very limited offer.  I also have ‘19034’ for 40% off any one item (restrictions apply) valid until March 13th. The stamps and ink we use today are from Simon Says Stamp who still has ‘LEAP’ for $5 off any size order!  Here’s is today’s project:

Today I am reviving my ToolTurial series, this is lesson 1 in Copics and there will be a lesson 2 & 3 tomorrow.  We even have a fun new graphic for you…

In today’s lesson we go through what a Copic marker is, what the three different types are (original, sketch and ciao); I also run through paper and ink, as well as what the blender pen is for adn what do all those letters and numbers really mean? We will do some basic coloring; so we will be ready to build on our skills tomorrow.

Finally I will show you the Copic reference card I keep hung next to my markers which I would highly recommend:

Before we get started with the video I promised ot let you know a list of today’s colors: BV01, V25, RV04, RV63, FV2 & YG09.  Now you can color along too:

If you don’t have any Copic’s or you just want to add to your collection, or maybe you want to try out those Spica pens, here are all the links you need, don’t forget the coupon codes above too!



Thanks for stopping by and following along our new journey,

Happy Stamping!