Username Post: Advice using Doodling Templates        (Topic#1495577)
Love 2 Learn
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I have quite a few Crafters Workshop Doodling Templates, and love them. But I have a few questions regarding how to use them. If anyone has used any of these, would you be kind enough to share some advice on the following:

1. How do you SECURE the template from sliding around, while you are working on a page?

2. What types of pens, markers, paints, etc. do you use that won't (smear or leak under the template)?

3. How do you clean your template after using things like paint or stickles?


 
Just G
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In response to Love 2 Learn

I use a pencil to draw the lines adn then go over with stickles. But if you just want lines use something like the ZIG milleniums in .05 mm (fine point). I don't apply stickles directly on the template.

Gell rollers and things like slick writers will 'bleed' on paper


Edited by GTGW on 02-12-09 10:24 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
peenut_23
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In response to Just G

I think I've only used my ZIG and it was fine.

Actually I did use a Gelly roll pen once and it didn't bleed.


 
Jennifer Priest
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  • GTGW Said:
I use a pencil to draw the lines and then go over with stickles.



I do the same thing. I use Copic Markers to outline.

Some people have said they use a little Scotch tape to hold the template down--I just hold it down by hand or you can try a heavy paper weight.


 
ekip2
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  • ekip2 on 02-13-09 03:02 PM
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I use painters tape to hold down the template.

I am in the minority cuz I don't like to outline in pencil - for some reason I have trouble with it erasing totally. As to markers, I've not had trouble with any I've used but I find that the fine tip part of the marker works best.

Andrea


Edited by ekip2 on 02-13-09 07:04 PM. Reason for edit: I can't spell


 
Here Kitty
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Personally I like to sponge ink or small quantities of paint over the templates, you can get an airbrushed look quite easily and it's fun too That's what I did here:

Tooth of the Matter
By Here Kitty

You can also use texture paint for a different look.

Another favorite of mine is to spray Glimmer mist or color spray over the template, so fast and pretty!

To clean it up, I just take it to the bathroom and wash it off in the tub. Super easy


 
Love 2 Learn
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In response to Here Kitty

Thanks for all the great advice.

I never would have thought to use a spray mist on the template.


 
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