Saturday, July 28, 2012

Did you notice...

My new Badge on the right side of my blog?
Yep, that's right...I had the privilege of taking the Copic Standard Certification class on Thursday.

I took the long 4 hour, 40 minute drive (490 miles) from Tukwila, WA to Eugene, OR
I started my trip on Wednesday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. with an Iced Mocha and my tunes.
After 1 hour, 30 minutes of driving I stopped in Chehalis for a slumber party with my Daddy-O!
Back on the road Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m.  to arrive in Eugene by 9:00 a.m.

The class was worth every mile and every drop of gas.

Our class was taught by Copic Product Specialist - Marianne Walker
We received a 70 page Student Manual, color charts, 5" x 7" Portfolio for our samples.
As well as little pouch filled with 4 multi liners, Colorless Blender, bottle of refill ink for the blender.

There is so much to learn beyond what I thought I already knew:

History of the markers
Types of papers that work and always test first
Color Theory
Blending techniques
Fun techniques using the Colorless Blender

What I took away from the class, besides the goodies:

Really saturate the paper and look at the back side to make sure it is even.
The Colorless Blender is awesome!
Find the right paper that works for me.
Always write down the color numbers when you find a combination you like
AND... I need more markers! Shhh... don't tell the hubster.

I'll be taking the Intermediate class sometime in October, as it will be in Portland, a little closer!


  1. Yay! Congratulations, Karen! That's wonderful! I'm so jealous! I'm still waiting for a class to be available around me!
    I hope that you enjoy a great weekend and have fun playing with your copics!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

    1. Thanks Sheryl it was a great class.

  2. Congrats Karen:-) well done you.

  3. Woo Hoo! Congratulations Karen. I'm so happy for you and just a tad bit jealous :o) I've always been jealous of your coloring skills anyway. You so deserve this certificate. ♥ Denise

  4. Congrats.

  5. Hi Karen,

    Congrats on your certification! Thanks for your comment on my blog about my Thomas image. I cant leave the same freebie image up that long but I would be happy to let you use him as a freebie for your Back to School challenge as long as you delete him from your blog post after the challenge is over:)



  6. PS: if you could add a link to my Etsy shop in your post it would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks, Karen!



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