Nov 202007

With Christmas just around the corner, I know that a number of you have probably asked Santa for Copic Markers. I use the Copic Ciao Markers but have very recently purchased a number of Sketch along with the airbrush system. They haven’t arrived yet, but we can still talk colors. I’ve had a number of people ask me what colors I would choose if I had to get just a starter kit of markers. Well, I can’t do that! When I got my markers, I got them all at once. What I can do, however, is give you the numbers and colors that I use the most. I highly recommend going to the Copic website and request a color sample brochure. That’s one of the first things I did. It lists all the colors the markers come in and has a symbol chart for each specific type of marker. I don’t go shopping without it!

Here’s a picture of my favorite and most used colors:

cpoic colors

and they are:

Colorless Blender
100 Black

C-1 Cool Gray No. 1
C-3 Cool Gray No. 3
C-5 Cool Gray No. 5
E00 Skin White
E11 Barely Beige
E31 Brick Beige
E33 Sand
E35 Chamois
E37 Sepia
E57 Light Walnut
E77 Maroon
Y00 Barium Yellow
Y06 Yellow
Y17 Golden Yellow
Y28 Lionet Gold
Y38 Honey
YR16 Apricot
YR68 Orange
R05 Salmon Red
R11 Pale Cherry Pink
R17 Lipstick Orange
R35 Coral
R59 Cardinal
RV10 Pale Pink
RV13 Tender Pink
R22 Light Prawn
R27 Cadmium Red
R29 Lipstick Red
R37 Carmine
R46 Strong Red
R85 Rose Red
RV23 Pure Pink
RV29 Crimson
RV34 Dark Pink
RV42 Salmon Pink
YG23 New Leaf
YG67 Moss
YG95 Pale Olive
G07 Nile Green
G14 Apple Green
G94 Grayish Olive
G99 Olive
BG01 Aqua Blue
BG10 Cool Shadow
BG12 Aqua
BG96 Bush
B00 Frost Blue
B02 Robin’s Egg Blue
B12 Ice Blue
B32 Pale Blue
B45 Smoky Blue
B93 Light Crockery Blue
B95 Light Grayish Cobalt
B97 Night Blue
BV29 Slate

Even those these are the colors that I use the most, it doesn’t necessarily mean that these are the colors you will use. My recommendation would be to get 3 shades of the same color. You will need a light, medium and dark. I use the colorless blender only to correct any little boo boo’s that I make (coloring outside a line, a drop of ink, etc.) Prismacolor has a fabulous colorless blender pen that has a fine nib on one end that allows you to get close to the stamped image and in small places. I keep both the Copic and Prismacolor on hand at all times. I also use the BG10 Cool Shadow and the C-1 Cool Gray No 1 for any highlighting I might do around the image. If I feel the highlighting is bolder than I would like, I then use the colorless blender to tone it down.

I hope you’ve all been good girls and that Santa has been watching!

Good morning ya’ll! It’s Friday already and I have one heck of a busy day in front of me. I still haven’t prepared for Stamp Club tomorrow, so that is a must do today. It also occurred to me last night at midnight that I have an appointment today at 2:00. Good thing I remembered! Sometimes the memory doesn’t fail me . . .

Today is the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast. It’s a follow the list challenge: animals or critters, sentiment, background, 2-4 layers, any solid or patterned paper, coloring tools, punches, any other quick tool. Now the kicker for me was NO EMBELLISHMENTS. Let me just say that when I saw THAT . . . well I almost . . .

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Here you have it, a 4-layer card. The cute little penguin was colored with Copic Markers and just a little snow was added with puffy paint. Now before you jump up and down, I consider this ink/paint, puffed with a heat tool. Quick! The patterned paper (Memory Box that I got from Sweet and Sassy Crafts), was sewn to the actual card front (quick and easy for me) because someone has run out of tape. (A quick trip to Sam’s Club is in order today.) The sentiment and the sponging were done with distress ink and I highlighted the image heavy to eliminate a background layer. The image is raised on mounting tape, to add some dimension. Ah the background, I used the flair stamp from Priceless stamped in Adirondack Aqua (and actually stamped after the card was put together – cause, well I forgot about the background stamp).

Stamps: SU Priceless, Penguin and Sentiment from Inky Antics

Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Memory Box Snow Collection

Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black and Aqua, Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Ink, Tulip White Puffy Paint

Accessories: Copic Markers, Sewing Machine, Sponge Dauber, Heat Gun

Let’s talk tools for a minute. When I was at Stampfest in Orlando, I picked up a couple of Tsukineko oblong sponge daubers.

Oblong Daubers

Jeanne and I walked for two days trying to find these and at the very end of the show, we did. Only too late – they were practically sold out and I was only able to get 2. I picked one up the other day to use and can I say – THEM! My fingers fit perfectly inside so there is some leverage, I can work different colors from one dauber using both ends, and they are washable. I NEED more!!! Before you ask, the container for brads is from the Target $ Spot. I’ve been using the container to prop up card fronts. I’ve making card fronts for a project and well, they just don’t want to stand on their own. I didn’t want to move it because it is in the perfect spot for lighting right now.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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