FAQS

Got a question?
  1. Will you sponsor my challenge blog? No. I don't sponsor challenge blogs. Unfortunately the community is flooded with challenge blogs. When I did sponsor challenge blogs it became a bit of a job just keeping up with all of them. I'm sorry!
  2. What do you use to make your digital stamps? Pencil and paper for sketching. A scanner to bring the sketch into Paint Tool SAI, and the cheapest Wacom tablet on the market. Often, I skip the pencil and paper sketches. But I couldn't make nice digital stamps with any or all of these things if I did not also have many years of studying how to draw and putting what I've learned to practice by drawing and drawing and drawing some more.
  3. What do you use to color your digital stamps with? Right now I mostly use Copic alcohol markers. (The Copic Sketch are my favorite). Sometimes I will pull out my Prismacolor pencils, or I will bring out ALL of my art supplies and have a lot of fun with mixed media, but mostly I just color them up with Copics. I spent years coloring on Hammermill Digital Color Cover Copy 100lb cardstock but I've upgraded to Xpress It Blending card and occasionally Cryogen White. I still use my Hammermill for anything I'm 100% sure I will never use in a project.
  4. Can I use your images to make stickers to sell on Etsy (or anywhere)? I have been asked this at least a dozen times. People are all about selling stickers right now I guess. The answer is most likely - No. The only way this would be a "Yes" is if you are hand coloring every single sticker on every single sheet you print out. If you read the Terms of Use, you'll see I don't allow my images to be colored digitally and I don't allow the images to be used in anything that is colored and then printed. I love stickers though and if you do hand color each and every individual sticker I would be stoked to see them =)
  5. Can I color sample images for you for the digital stamps you don't have colored samples of? I like to color them myself and will get around to all of them eventually. What I haven't colored, I color and offer at a discount for Throwback Thursday. But thanks for offering!
  6. Can I get -insert image here- tattooed on my "body part"? Mostly yes, however - I have a few requests here. The first is that you purchase the digital stamp or coloring page of the image. This way I am compensated even just the $3 - $4. This is a small sum compared to what you are preparing to pay the tattoo artist, yes? The second is that you read the description in the product information to be sure the image does not specifically stipulate it can not be used as a tattoo. I have drawn many, many tattoos for people and I would hate for you to replicate their custom design. Last I would love to see it if you do get some Faery Ink "ink" done!
  7. Why faery instead of fairy? Around the time I purchased faeryink.com, back in 2003, I was enthusiastically studying Celtic mythology and along with it, faerie lore. It was a very dark period in my life and the enchantment of these myths and the magic of the faeries brought me a lot of comfort. The Frouds, who were the concept artists behind one of my favorite movies, The Labyrinth, are also, possibly, the most famous faery believers in existence. I discovered around this time that they more often than not used the "ae" spellings and it made sense to me. If faerie is the plural, then it makes sense that faery is the singular, though I suspect there are folks who use them interchangeably too. However, I use them just as I described: faery is the singular and faerie the plural. Fairy is a modernized spelling that I associate more with the "sweet good fairy" types like Disney's Tinkerbell. They have their place but in reality faeries are as good and as evil as we humans are and that's what I love about them so much. All that said, making faeryink my domain was not a great choice as far as search engine optimization goes ;) But the faeries have always been helpful to me and in honoring them with this domain I hope I have returned the favor to a small degree =)
  8. Where is Faery Ink around the web? Faery Ink is ‘officially’ located at www.faeryink.com. But I have created a presence for it in loads of other places. You should check them out and don’t forget to +follow, +like, +join etc… I try to return the favor =)

    The Faery Ink Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/faeryink
    Faery Ink DT & Challenge Blog: http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FaeryInkArt/videos
    Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/asbyron/digital-stamps/
    Pinterest Group Board: http://www.pinterest.com/valou250809/faery-ink-designs/
    If you would be interested in posting your projects to the Pinterest group board please let me know and I will send you an invite =)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FaeryInk
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1454789934792148/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/faeryink
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/amandasbyron
    DeviantArt: http://askisner.deviantart.com/
    Tumblr: http://faeryink.tumblr.com/
    Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/104807511068352596874/104807511068352596874/posts
  9. What do the letters at the end of the filenames mean? The letters at the end of the digital stamp file names mean the following:
    bwnbg = black and white with no background
    llwnbg = light lines on white with no background


I will add to this as time allows <3

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