• What is the difference between line art and velvet/fuzzy art?
We create two main styles of coloring products. Line art is ink on paper. The blacks you see on 'line art' designs are created from ink. This means you need to be a bit more careful when coloring as there is no border or boundary to protect your pens from going outside of the lines.
Velvet or fuzzy art is rich black velvet on paper. The blacks you see on our fuzzy designs are made from velvet. This material is raised up slightly off of the paper and has a tactile feel to it. When coloring, you are less likely to color outside the lines because the velvet not only absorbs and doesn't show color but it will prevent your pen from leaving the space it's currently occupied in.
• Will my poster arrive with color already on it?
No. Every poster or design you order from us will arrive black and white. We show our designs partially colored on the internet and on our website in order to better illustrate the design and show off all of its features. We also think by partially coloring the design it might help someone see how the design might look with color added to it.
• How are my posters protected during shipping?
We do our best to ensure posters are packed in a way that minimizes any potential of damage during transit. All posters arrive with a layer of plastic around them. In some cases posters are wrapped and rolled in plastic, in other cases they are placed in a clear plastic sleeve.
• Will my poster arrive flat?
All fuzzy posters at the size 16x20 or larger will arrive wrapped and rolled plastic, unless explicitly stated.
All line-art posters larger than 10x14 will arrive wrapped and rolled in plastic. (This means that our full selection of 10x14 posters will always arrive flat)
Keep in mind, if you do receive a rolled poster you can get it to lay flat easily by counter-rolling it one time. This means rolling it in the opposite direction of how it arrived to you.
• How fast will my order ship from your location?
Here at Stuff2Color we strive to ship all orders out within 1 business day of receiving them. In many cases, we are able to ship out orders on the same day they are received, if that day is a working day. We are closed over the weekend. If you place your order on a Friday evening, as an example, the first possible day to ship the item out would be the following Monday (so long as it is not a holiday)
• What kind of markers, pens or pencils should I use on your designs?
Any kind of markers, pens or pencils will work. We always suggest practicing with your pens on a separate piece of paper to see how it might turn out.
It's also good to keep in mind that alcohol-based markers will bleed so be sure to place a scratch piece of paper behind your art to protect the surface. Often it will bleed from the front to the back of the poster. You should also place something behind your design to protect the surface you are coloring on.
Water-based markers will often bleed from side to side, but not from front to back.
• Do your posters come with markers or pencils?
No, they do not. Except for our Color By Number poster sets, none of our products include markers or pencils. We do this to lower shipping weights, shipping expenses passed on the to the customer and also because the 'free' markers that are often included with some coloring poster sets are of low quality. Many of our customers over the years have told us that they prefer to have their own sets of markers to use on all the posters they order. We do offer a great selection of markers, pens, and pencils on our website. Each has been used on our products and is approved by us.
• Do you have a coloring guide to show me how to color your designs?
No, we do not have coloring guides for our products except for our Color By Number sets. We like to leave it to your imagination, and you can always reference the images on our website of each products as a way you might be able to color our designs.
• Why did I receive two tracking numbers? Why aren't all my items in one box?
Depending on what you order, we may split your order into two packages. We do this to get items to you FASTER. It may sound weird, but many shipping companies can move and process smaller boxes that are lightweight faster than bigger boxes that are heavier. Although a split shipment may ship out from our warehouse on the exact same day, they may arrive on different dates. However, they will still arrive FASTER than had they been shipped together. A split shipment order does not cost anything to you. Please also check your packing slips after receiving your box, you will see a notation or sticker that your order was SPLIT.