This post has been WAY too long in coming on so many levels. Once again I thank you for the beautiful cards, warm emails and posts to my blog in regards to your concern for my well-being. Please keep your fingers crossed that I will be able to walk on my foot tomorrow. Being that I was diagnosed with an acute foot fracture (or more specifically I broke a major weight bearing bone in my foot) I must start with a minimum of use after staying off of it completely for the last two weeks. It still hurts and therefore I am hoping that the bone has laid down the "glue" necessary for it to heal correctly over the last two weeks. If this hasn't happened... well I don't even want to think about it - LOL! I've been a good girl and so I am thinking positively at this point :D Thank you again for your thoughts, prayers and advice!!!
I just want you all to know that hopefully you will find your long wait for your COPIC markers worth while. The one thing that is important to me is to make certain that I am providing my customers with accurate, educational information - but also a good value for their dollar. I know that you can find all sorts of other places to purchase your products through and I thank you again so much for supporting us here at Ellen Hutson LLC. We are trying to give you the best value for your dollar and bring the products to you in a professional manner that will make your life easier.
Our sets of 24 will be sent to you in a beautiful COPIC wallet - as pictured below :D
These wallets make it convenient to travel with the markers and will help keep your markers organized. If you have purchased both sets I would highly recommend that you reorganize them by color family once they arrive in your homes. Mine are organized by color families starting with the lightest color and working to the darkest. For example I start with the BV colors and organize them as follows: BV000, BV02, BV04, BV08. Then they go in the following order: BV, V, RV, R, YR, Y, YG, G, BG, B, E, and other neutrals. By ordering them this way it is easy for me to quickly reach for a combination of colors that will make blending easy. Even though I have a multitude more colors I have been limiting my use to these 48 to be certain that what I have provided really "does the job".
Many of you have asked if I will add colors over time and I want you to know that that is a possibility. There are some other neutrals as well as a few other "colors" that I would love to have included in these sets, but being a pragmatist I wanted to make these sets more of a reality for the many who would delight in the use of these markers and thus I limited myself to the 48. If you would like to see me add to the line please let me know, but again I do not want to assume that you all have oodles and oodles of dollars to spend on markers and so I will keep it as is, at least for now.
The sets of twelve that I have put together come in a cute little clear case.
These little cases can also be reorganized as you add to your markers so that you once again have them organized by color family, similar to how I organize my wallets above. I will be adding both the empty clear cases and the wallets to the store for you to be able to purchase separately, but being that the markers aren't even here yet I haven't put those items up yet. Please know that they are here and will be added to the store soon. If you are in need of either item please let me know and I'll try and get them posted sooner rather than later.
Many have asked about paper. What paper is it that I recommend for use with the COPIC markers? I have not had the opportunity to study paper as thoroughly as I have studied ink pads. This is probably due to the fact that I use the Neenah Classic Crest series of paper for most of my work and it has done well by me. I typically use the Solar White which is listed in the upper right hand corner of the above link. I have used the markers on a few others as well and so I will put together a "model" or example for you all to see as soon as time (and my ability to motor around this house of mine) allows.
See you tomorrow night - I'm trying to get a couple more projects done for Nichole's new release - this has indeed been a challenge for me this month - LOL! (Can I admit out lout that I'm behind on EVERYTHING in life :D that is tough for a type A individual to do!) The projects are incomplete not because of the lack of inspiration and an INCREDIBLE product, but because it is SO hard to get to my supplies :D. The packaging and stamps that Nichole has put together this month will blow your socks off - that is if she hasn't already done so with her exquisite samples! So put those socks back on so that they can be blown off just one more time tomorrow night. Head on over to Nichole's blog for an annoucement regarding a pre-release party she has planned :D