Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Working with the 0.03 multiliner

This week here in America is Thanksgiving. There are many things I'm thankful for in this world, but I'd have to say that besides my family, I am happy to work for a company that has high quality art supplies that I love using every day. They feed my creativity. This month, 8 years ago I first met with the fearless leaders here at Copic and made a brochure for them. So in honor of my Anniversary of working at Copic and because I want to share with everyone I am offering a prize. Post a comment on today's blog and you will win a Multiliner 0.03, and also get a chance to win other fun Copic products.

0.03 mm Multiliner
One of the unique tools Copic makes is the finest point sized inking pen in the world, the 0.03 mm Multiliners or Multiliner SP's. If you've ever tried them, they take a very delicate hand. These are a high-quality art supply that is a joy to use.

As you can see from this comparison, this is one fine line. Look at how chunky the 0.3 pen looks compared to the fine delicacy of the 0.03. These are not for the heavy handed artist.

So what should they be used for?
I use them for fine cross hatching or drawing hair.

Stampers use them for adding details to stamped images.

Calligraphers use them for micro-writing competitions.

What you probably shouldn't use them for: Writing a check (my husband figured that one out for me). If you have a heavy hand and break even the strongest of tips, then this pen should be avoided. If you are heavy handed and want a fine pen then go for the 0.1 mm or 0.2 mm pens.

Prizes
What do you use these tiny pens for? What would you use it for if you had one? Leave a comment with your answer. The winner of this blog candy will receive a free Multiliner 0.03 with some other neat goodies, so leave your comment with e-mail address on today's post and we'll draw a winner on Friday!

For the final image today I drew on this little, mini domino with the 0.03 mm Multiliner. Once I'm done, I need to heat set it, then ideally coat it with something to seal in the multiliner. As you can see from the penny, this is one tiny little piece of work (can you solve the maze?). Happy Turkey week! Marianne

Note: Congrats to V! She figured out the trick to my tiny maze - it goes in one side and out the same side. Mazes are one of my favorite things to draw, and I like to make them a little different each time.

112 comments:

Kim Ross said...

I, too, am thankful for Copic's wonderful products! :) Thanks for yet another chance to win!

Sonja said...

This multiliner would realy be of help when some tiny details should be added or corrected due to bad stamp-print.
Thank you for your wonderful instructions, I have learned a lot of new ways how to use my markers.

Elaine said...

I would love to use the pen to write little names on stamped images and little tiny street signs on my 'city image' stamps.

Or I could share it with the gal that helps me at work - she is OC and has the most amazing notebooks I've ever seen with teeny tiny writing and utterly stunning "doodles"!!

Carol said...

This multiliner would be great for stamping corrections. I am new at using copic markers and with the wonderful instructions I am learning new ways to use them.

Gillian McMurray said...

I would use mine for my pen and ink drawings of animals. Looks like it would be great for drawing fur. I would also use it for adding detail to small size canvases e.g. inchies and for touching up rubber stamped images (if the images hasn't stamped out properly). So many ideas!

donatelloh said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary! I would probably use the pen for stamping touch ups and details in my journal. I would welcome the opportunity to find other uses for it too :D

Thanks for all your fantastc instructions. I always come away from your blog with a new trick or technique.

Cheers!
D in FL

Connie K. said...

I would use the pen to fill in my stamped images when I stamp them incorrectly, or to add small details to larger spaces on the stamp.

Connie K.

Tina said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm also thankful for Copics. They rock! If I had the super fine multiliner, I would try writing on a grain of rice for fun! :o)

Lisa Charleton said...

I once took a class on lettering with brush-tip markers and they taught me to kinda of doodle around the letters. I think these fine markers would make for great doodles ON the letters!! Thanks for such an informative blog!

lia said...

I am a stamper and this pen is PERFECT for drawing in missed lines!!!

Lisa C. said...

I love having different size pens on hand. I use the smaller ones for fixing botched stamp images, so much better then having to restamp. I have been using the micron ones, but would love to try one of these

Rose said...

I'd love to give this pen a try to create those great little grounding elements to stamped images. I've tried archival pens that are not so thin. Love reviewing your work and appreciate your great tips! ~ Rose

brenda said...

I can't wait to get your tips and techniques! I'd use it to repair Montessori materials in my classroom. These are very expensive materials that have to last for years.

cards4u said...

Thank you for sharing so much great info with us! I like using my fine tip pens to complete those line images that might not completely stamp. Thanks for the chance to play!

Coralmoon said...

I am thankful for the amazing information you share with us on Copics. I've recently started teaching others how to use these fabulous markers, including how to "perfect" or highlight their stamped images with the multiliners.

Thanks!

msfreida said...

I love stamping, but I am forever not getting the complete image. I know this pen is exactly what I need.

Speaking of being thankful, I am so thankful to have found your blog! You write fantastic tutorials that are so easy to follow. Thank you so very much!

Suzanne Q said...

Thanks so much for all the information you share. I'm starting to build my Copic collection, but I've got a long way to go, with all those wonderful colors out there.

I've often looked at the multiliner pens in the store, but I haven't bought any yet. I would use them for detail drawing, filling in missed details in my stamped images, and for doodling zentangles.

Thanks for offering this blog candy!

Allison said...

This pen would be perfect for writing the little notes I like to leave my kids from little people like the tooth fairy! Little writing makes little people more believable.

rachelsigmak said...

Awesome techniques/tutorials! I am here everyday reading every inch of our blog!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh wow, Maryanne - I don't think I've ever seen a 0.03 marker, but I'm thinking what a handy tool to have. You know when you stamp an image, and sometimes you might not get a full complete images...only a little part is missing? Well, wouldn't this multiliner come in handy for filling it. It's thin enough to mascarade as a stamped line! Thanks for all of your inspiration.

Dawn Nikol said...

Yay, more Copic Blog candy!! The .03mm is on my list of things to buy as the .3 (as you said) is just too thick. I'm another stamper and sometimes you just need a little extra in there.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Liliana said...

Besides my family and friends I am also thankful for your blog. This multiliner can be very usefull in my stamping images.

mitch47 said...

Thank you for your wonderful instructional blogs. I am relatively new to COPIC markers, and I am in the "learning" stages. I almost gave up on them, until I discovered your blog.
Like most of the stampers who responded, I would probably use this little marker for filling in stamping voids, especially on sentiments, where the missing parts really show up.

Yvette said...

How neat is this! Well, since I cannot draw like you do, I would use it to add detail when working with watercolor pencils, at least until I got to go to your demo at Debra's Cottage on 12/7 and get a feel for Copics.

jkstiles77 said...

I don't have one of these pens, but it looks like it would be fun to use! Thanks for offering us a chance to win one. Happy Thanksgiving!
jkstiles77@hotmail.com

donnacr said...

First off , congratulations on becoming a part of the Copic team many years ago .... Happy Anniversary ! You have shared so much of your knowledge with us and please keep it up for many more years :-)

These fine pens would be great for adding small detail or redrawing poor stamped images ( and yes , I confess to a few of those :-) I can also see myself doodling more on my cards with this pen !
Love your blog and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you across the border !

Jenn said...

I use my multiliners for correcting "bad" stamping and filling in the teeny details that need a bit more. They also rock for paper piecing teeny images and filling in on inchies.

Anne said...

Writing with a super fine pen (like .01 or .03) just looks elegant. Its not the clunky, thick, and crude look of a regular pen...it is refined, crisp, sturdy yet tiny.
I recently had a furniture repair-man at the house and he came into my art room and saw all my Copics....at which point I think I sold him all the Earth toned ones to repair coloration issues for furniture! Not good for the multiliners, but great for other Copics. Thanks for the blog. Live for the tips.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Anne Schuster

jackie ranieri said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win this multiliner!! I am unfortunately the queen of bad stamp images!! Boy, would this help me. I have such a problem with the Thomas Kincade stamps.
Jackie

Lueyes said...

I would use them to fill in lines where the stamped image was not quite perfect and also they would be good to draw in a ground line or grass so the image is not floating in air. Happy Thanksgiving, Marianne

april_sp1 said...

I love visiting your blog! You have so much great information about copics! I would use this multiliner to fill any parts of a stamped image that didn't leave an impression. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Paula said...

I would use mine for touch ups to stamped images, and to very delicately sign my name on the backs of cards I have created. Thanks for the chance to win!

Dragonfly Lady said...

You have inspired me yet again today. I love your posts they have improved my cards and pages 100%. Thank you so much for such great information.

mclesliemom said...

Hi, This is exciting to have blog candy from Copic! I would use the pen to correct errors in stamping to start with and hopefully learn new ways to use it from you!

Anne Holliday "Connie" said...

I would use the 0.03 multiliner to write little stalker notes to Marianne! I am so very grateful for the opportunities and freedoms we all sometimes take too lightly.

Diana said...

This pen looks like fun! I'd use it for adding fine details, swirls, and dots...maybe even lettering!

Thank you so much for all the hard work you do teaching us how to use Copics; I really appreciate it!

resmith said...

It would be great to use when you want to put in some extra fine detail to your project. I would love to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Erica Hettwer said...

I'd totally write teeny, tiny love notes to my hubby! :D

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary! I would get a lot of use out of the multiliner. I would use it for drawing, touching up or altering stamped images, and for personalizing the domino Christmas ornaments and pins I make each year. Thanks for the chance to win one!

V said...

Okay, that is one seriously cool maze. I stared at it intently for a couple of minutes before I realized that it didn't go in one side of the domino and exist out the other! :)

I would use it to create teeny tiny little notes on the mats under my photos on my scrapbook pages. I'm always on a lookout for a super fine point pen for doodling or journaling around the very edges of my photos.

minnamade said...

I would use this itty bitty tiny liner to do crazy-making stippling (well, all stippling is crazy making, really) as well as the tiniest notes to go with the little glass beads I'm making for my nieces.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

I am a stamper, so I would use a tiny pen like that to add to stamped itmages -you know, the ones that aren't stamped quite clear enough. Or to add a little something to the images. It's perfect cause the pens won't smudge with the Copics.

Kathi said...

This ultra-thin multi-liner would be helpful when correcting a poorly stamped image or one I inadvertently colored over the line detail.

Additionally, I occasionally like to add little details and/or tiny writing to designs.

Another alternate use would be to label tiny circle stickers with numbers of my Ciao copics to put on their caps.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oooooohhh...that would be perfect for the little mistakes...add a line, doodle something tiny. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amera said...

I am a very light handed and find that I often have to go over my work. I have a feeling that this multiliner would work great for me! This Thanksgiving I'm very very thankful. We have been having financial issues lately and I just got a very big blessing today. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Jannette said...

I keep looking at the multilines but have yet to get one. I'd use it to some of my shading (cross hatching) on some of my stamped images. Thanks for the chance for some candy.

Jannette D.
Jannettewa@hotmail.com

B2-kun said...

I seldom use my 0.03 mm because of my heavy hand, but I can say I am quite thankful for your informative blog. I do enjoy the 0.3 and 0.5 mm SP pens for general sketching. Happy Thanksgiving!

horsebroad said...

I love the idea of using the pen to fix stamping mistakes! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

Kerry said...

Wow, that is one tiny maze. I would use the multiliner to fill in areas of stamps that didn't stamp probably.

christina d said...

I love all the tutorials you have done. I wold use the marker for all the detail work that always needs to be done on my art.

jackiestamps4fun said...

I love birds, so I think this might be the perfect pen to draw a line for my stamped images to sit on! Thanks for the chance!

Aimee said...

This pen would be wonderful to add details to my cards... I love all of copics products. Your blog is wonderful as well.

Melissa said...

I can see that I"m not orginal in wanting to use it to correct stamping mistakes, however. . . . I love Elaine's idea of using it to add details to stamped images (names to street signs)!

Thanks for the chance to win one of these! *crossing fingers*

marikris said...

I'm not a stamper, just an illustrator. The finest multiliner I own is a 0.05mm and I've since realized that one cannot use it with a heavy hand. I did like the "shaky" hand effect I achieved by imperfectly going over the same lines two or three times (for example, http://mari-kris.deviantart.com/art/Little-Sultan-90322016). It's kind of hard to see with the small dimension of the image, though.

With an even smaller tip, I will definitely be experimenting - with the first experiment again trying to achieve the "shaky hand" effect, but with a much lighter touch. I want to see how a gossamer thin outline overlapping on itself will affect the color or the composition.

Lynda said...

I usually do most of my sketchbook drawing with a 0.3 or 0.35 multiliner, but when I start to feel like my drawing is going stale I work with the 0.03 or the 0.05 instead.

Something about the dramatic difference in line weight makes everything feel bright and new again, and it gets me out of a rut.

pancho2008 said...

Ilove the multi-liners!! I am asking santa to bring me the color .3 set for xmas...

Jessrose21 said...

I would use the micro pen for touching up stamped images and for adding on to a stamped scene. Such as drawing a horizon line or lengthening a branch. This pen is already on my Copic wish list so I would be thrilled to win it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mari said...

I have always LOVED a fine tip pen. Way back in the day I used to demand 'college ruled' notebooks and fine point pens.
Now I'd use that lovely little pen to fix images that didn't print well and attempt to use with my (limited) copic palette! :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

I'd use the multiliner to draw in details or fix stamped images if the ink missed a bit. I wish I could drawfrom scrat h!

Kerry J. said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win - Happy Anniversary with Copic. I would use it to fix stamped images, as well as draw in floors, horizons, tabletops, etc...

stamps&cars said...

Congratulations on 8 years with Copic Marianne! How blessed you are to love the company you work for. I'd use the .03 for drawing in little details on my stamp work!

Sheri said...

I am a stamper and would use it for the detail as you suggested but also when I stamp something and for some reason it does not all stamp and I have blank spots, I could go in and fill it in. No one would be the wiser and I would not have to toss the paper and start over!

hollygtn said...

I would use the multi liner for doodling and drawing on surfaces like acrylic. In fact I have one of these pens and used it to touch up a stamp I did w/ acrylic paint on an acrylic accent.

Karen M said...

I have never had the pleasure of trying Copics. I am very new to this forum. I dont have a hobby lobby in my town so I would have to order online. I sure would love to try one out before making a committment. I hope I win the chance. Thanks for the offer.

karen

Karen M said...

ooops I forgot to leave my email address.. krazykarenm@yahoo.com ha ha sorry about that..

Cheryl said...

Wow, I'm note sure what I would use it for but I know that once I had one, I would use grab for it alot. I love thin fine line pens. As once coment stated, to fill in the missed stamped lines from a stamped image. Anywho, happy Thanks Giving. Cheryl

craftyteaspoon said...

I am thankful for my family and their understanding of my obsession with Copic markers. ;O)

If I had a tiny .03 multiliner I would use it to add hidden details to my work. Like adding a tiny heart on my son's card that no one would notice but him (because he is like me and looks for those type of things).

onewinron said...

I love my ciao markers and would love to use the multiliner, especially for correcting stamping details as well as adding fine details.

Saundra Grose said...

I am so glad you posted on this subject; I have wanted toby one of the multiliners but had no idea about sizes, uses, etc. I look forward to reading you blog every day and have learned so much.

Sumtoy said...

To use theses would be awesome if I had a steady hand. Many times I have tiny little spts that I would love to add color to only to have the marker tip just too big for the area.

Gloria said...

Tiny details on stamped images, would be what I would use this pen for. Can't believe the detail you did on that domino. Thanks for the chance to win.

Alfed Gallardo said...

Multiliners are the best when I'm masking. Laser images or photocopies peel-off easily, ruining my work...

Susan said...

I would love to try one of these babies. I would probably use it to fix the tiny lines in my stamping. Then I would love to try some small illustrations. I love your blog and have learned so much about copics and how to use them properly. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

mumgranny said...

All the help you give us and now BLOG CANDY too! You are too good to us, Marianne

Just Jo, Joe with no e said...

Just yesterday, I was thinking it would be good to have one to add detail to a stamp I thought needed "just a bit more".

mushroommeadows said...

I use this multiliner pen (I actually have this one) for doodling and then scanning the image onto my computer. The pen is fine enough for details and bold enough for editing in photoshop! :)

mushroommeadows@gmail.com

jbjudd said...

Thank you Marianne for sharing your gifts & skills as well as knowledge about art & Copic. I recently discovered your terrific blog while Google searching for info about Copic markers. I was hooked on "I Like Markers" after reading the first few lines of the entry I discovered. The markers are now on my Christmas Wish List. :-) Thanks for teaching & inspiring us all!

May Your Thanksgiving Celebration Be Abundantly Blessed!

Susan said...

I'm a stamper and use my tiny pens to fill in when I don't quite get that nice clean image. And I like to do some journaling, even with the little pens - you can get in tiny corners and write tiny words! Drives people crazy!! (I also like to doodle...)

Janet M said...

I just found your blog on a Google search. You will now be a part of my daily blurfing!! Thank you for all of the great tutorials.

Teri said...

add me to the list of stampers who would use it to correct images.

congrats on your anniversary!

H. said...

congrats on your anniversary! I think I would try it first to touch up stamped images. happy thanksgiving!

pmoore8 said...

This would be perfect for correcting stamping misses. Thanks for all you do for us.

Katie said...

I have a few Copics and am loving them so far! I haven't seen the multiliner before! It's too cool. I could see that it could have many uses. I asked my Santa Hubby for more copics for Christmas so my fingers are crossed! Thanks for the chance to win. Katie (sethdsmom@yahoo.com)

gale said...

Hmm I am not very creative and I can't draw so I would probably use it mostly to fill in badly stamped images. I think it would be great to put in lines for 'shadowed' areas too.

Julia said...

Hi,
I would use it to add wording to photo's(or repairing). I write notes to my grand daughters & hubby(of 32Yrs. dec. 4th). They would be great for furniture touch-ups. Be great for drawings of all kinds & sizes-much better control, & would look better too. Could fix a lot of mistakes. Can just look around the house & see the possibilities, :).
Not on topic but just have to tell you what a great site you have. The instruction is wonderful & easy to understand, so thank you & keep up the good work,(as even though I can't afford the markers right now, I plan on it soon, am even getting my local scrap shop"Scrap-Happy" here in Longview, Wa. to get them in,can't wait. You are in Or. ,one day be able to travel(am home bound due to surgery gone wrong) be very nice. Julia

AShu93 said...

I would love to try one of these for correcting details that don't stamp correctly. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Kelly said...

I'm thinking the .03 would be PERFECT for filling in those stamped lines that didn't quite come off the stamp just right. This fine line would bring the right amount of detail so the touch up would look manually edited!

Amy Johnson said...

Thanks for your wonderful blog. I read every post. It has really helped me with my coloring. I would use my multiliner for fine journeling or doodling in a scrapbook or for adding details in stamps.

Jamie said...
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Jamie said...

Marianne thanks for all the wonderful insperation, I am very thankful for all I have learned from you. If I had one of these pens I would use it to add detail to my stamping images, I have seen people do it and really want to try.

Thanks again for everything!!

Jodi said...

You are just amazing with your drawing and such! The multiliner would be a great help when a stamp doesn't stamp correctly or if I want to add a little detail to a stamp. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nancy Ward said...

The options possible with the 0.03 multiliner are fantastic...especially for those like me who enjoy 'fiddly' designs.

Please stick my name in the hopper for this prize.

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

The Bug said...

I loving using my Copics and have been learning a lot from your site - Thank you very much! I would love to try one the 0.03 mulitiliners - I can see using it for some intricate detail work on some Christmas presents I have been working on and haven't found a stamp with enough detail.

Stephanie Sullins said...

I don't know if I am too late for the contest, but I have been drooling over all the Copic pictures people are posting all over the web, and I really want to get some of these markers! They are definitely on my wish list once I finally find a job! UGH, I hate job hunting! lol

liannallama said...

Wow! That really is fine--I love what you did on the domino! I love your blog--thanks so much for teaching us!

Robin said...

I have been following your blog and learning so much. I would love to be entered in for the chance to win the 0.03 multiliner. Thanks.
Robin

Melinda said...

I hope to be thankful for Copic's products on Christmas Day if hints were gotten :) I can see using these tiny nibs for small scale and intricate work...these could be fun!

Susan said...

I would use them for small detail work on my images. susan

Karen said...

I would use it to correct my stamping errors when I don't quite get the image solid.

Jenn said...

I love tiny pens! I have one in my purse that I use on a regular basis for writing notes and my checks. I also use them during my crafty stuff when I detail. Currently I am working on a drawing for my mother for Christmas and when I am done with the sketching I will be using my multiliners to add details.

mew808 said...

Mahalo for sharing your knowledge and talent. I'm new to the use of Copic pens and fine your site a necessity.

thanks again

cooknice said...

I would use these pens for writing in my journal, and working on

kerry said...

I love black markers and the multiliner is perfect for adding permanent, finer details that don't bleed away...I love that they are refillable too! I would use the fineliner to add details, fix "blurred" lines on stamped images, doodle and draw zentangles and zendalas in my sketchbook... and even write sentiments inside my cards...

isu.alum@excite.com
:_ Happy Thanksgiving and I'm thankful for my copic collection too!

Kerry Urbatch

SmilynStef said...

#104 ~ I'm always afraid to add hand-drawn doodles and accents to my card ... but with this fine line, I would give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win.
SmilynStef at aol dot com

transtamper said...

I don't have a multiliner yet, but I would use for detailing my stamped and colored images.

Julie

cruzinkellster said...

So thankful for my Copics...Just Love them!
I would use the multi liner for corrections or faux stitching...would Love to have one!
Thanks for all the wonderful Instructions you give us! I am learning a lot!

JoyceAnna said...

would give it to my husband, who always complains the multiliners
i buy him are too thick for his artwork!

Christine said...

wow, love that fineliner. This would be so fun to use when adding doodles to a stamped image.

altermyworld said...

altermyworld(at)gmail(dot)com
I outline ALL my work, the mulitliner works great with the Copic markers are most times it does not smear.
Work for me!Ang

Joyce said...

I'm a stamper so I would use this to add details and doodles to my images. I love that it's such a fine line.

Thanks for sharing your expertise with us!

Jen said...

Happy thanksgiving!! thanks for sharing all your knowledge :)

smd46 said...

I feel that when I finish a card that I am proud of, I should sign it somewhere on the card that isn't really noticeable. I would use the fine liner to add my initials when done.