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Old 04-04-2011, 06:38 AM   #3841
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You can actually buy a portable swatch book. I found one at Wiggles & Giggles in Wetherfield, CT, when we were traveling to a gathering so you may find it at your local Copics store or online. Shop around for prices. Here's what it looks like:
Copic Colors Swatch Book for 346 Color Marker (2011) | iCopic.com
This is what I've been using, but mine doesn't have the new colors in it. I think the Copics.com website may have the sheet that you can print off with all the new colors on it. I can't really remember where I printed that off from.
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... I think the Copics.com website may have the sheet that you can print off with all the new colors on it. ...
Sharon Harnist has a hand color chart with all 346 colors. The PDF is linked on this page: PaperFections: Copic FAQ, Color Charts & Tutorials
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Wilma, CarpDiem is having a sale on Copics...$3.95 ea, and if you spend $50, it's free ship. I haven't ordered from them before, so I don't know how quickly they ship, but it's worth a try, since they are on sale. Maybe someone else on here has some experience with them, and can give you an idea of ship time.
I've ordered for CarpDiem several times and received my order within a few days
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I have ordered from Carpe Diem several times and the order arrives in two to three days but, I live in the west. I think the sale is over because sketch markers are now showing a price of $ 4.87 per sketch marker. Darn! I wish I would have put my order in this last weekend when I was looking at them.
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I just placed an order with Carpe Diem tonight. They are priced at $3.95. When your on the site it shows a price of $4.87 but when you put them in your cart the price comes up at $3.95.
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Going to check Carpe Diem out. Thanks!!!
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I have ordered from Carpe Diem a number of times and have always had a good experience with them. I think there are times that maybe a website runs into a problem with the supplier that might cause some difficulty with them or some other issue with their business, but they are still a good source. I've also ordered from Oozak but find that they are usually out of stock of items that I've wanted. I think you just maybe have to shop around for the place that best suits you.
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I have a color question that I know someone could answer for me. Don't you like those kinds of questions? LOL. Anyway here goes. I have R20. R22, R32 and R81 and then have RV11, 13 and 93. But haven't been able to get a soft pink or even true color box pink. What do I need to add to be able to come up with a true soft pink? I know copics are going up in price in the early fall and would like to order before that happens. Thanks for any suggestions for purchasing additional copics and/or blending combinations to get a pink.
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I have a color question that I know someone could answer for me. Don't you like those kinds of questions? LOL. Anyway here goes. I have R20. R22, R32 and R81 and then have RV11, 13 and 93. But haven't been able to get a soft pink or even true color box pink. What do I need to add to be able to come up with a true soft pink? I know copics are going up in price in the early fall and would like to order before that happens. Thanks for any suggestions for purchasing additional copics and/or blending combinations to get a pink.
I guess "Pink" is all in the eye of the beholder, lol. I have RV11, Pink, and have used one up and bought another because it is my go-to pink color. Hope you find the exact shade you like, too.
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I have a color question that I know someone could answer for me. Don't you like those kinds of questions? LOL. Anyway here goes. I have R20. R22, R32 and R81 and then have RV11, 13 and 93. But haven't been able to get a soft pink or even true color box pink. What do I need to add to be able to come up with a true soft pink? I know copics are going up in price in the early fall and would like to order before that happens. Thanks for any suggestions for purchasing additional copics and/or blending combinations to get a pink.
I agree pink is in the eye of the beholder. I love pink too !
For a soft dusty pink I use R81 & R83
For a baby type pink I use RV00 & RV02 Sometimes I also use RV10 which is a tad lighter than RV02 but darker than RV00
I know the "V" colors are supposed to have a violet cast but this pink does not
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I have a color question that I know someone could answer for me. Don't you like those kinds of questions? LOL. Anyway here goes. I have R20. R22, R32 and R81 and then have RV11, 13 and 93. But haven't been able to get a soft pink or even true color box pink. What do I need to add to be able to come up with a true soft pink? I know copics are going up in price in the early fall and would like to order before that happens. Thanks for any suggestions for purchasing additional copics and/or blending combinations to get a pink.
I'm with Barbara Jay.......a pink is in the eye of the beholder. With that said I also use the same pinks as she does.
When I want a dusty pink I go with R81 & R83.
For a soft pink I like RV00 & RV10.
I don't use any of the lighter R's since I find them more on the light coral side than a true pink to me, but then there is that pink to one person may not be a pink to another.....
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I wish I could say I found the perfect soft pink but I haven't, for soft pink I use RV000. Looking forward to reading what others use.

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Some of the numbers for the colors don't seem to follow the sequence of shades that I expect.
RV10 as a middle shade between RV00 and RV02 is not how it is supposed to work.
But with my old eyes it seems to work LOL

And RV 11 works with R81 & R83
These 3 all have a slightly dusty shade to me
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I purchased a dozen or so Promarkers and Trias in pinks. I don't really like copics pinks, I suppose because it's hard to match the pattern papers out there. But with Promarkers and Trias, you don't have the series of colors in the family like copics, but they could be used together for sure. I haven't used them much yet though.
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I do like RV21, 23 and 25 but I totally agree Pam.. I can hardly ever get them to match my papers. Let me know how the Promarkers work with your copics. I guess if you were coloring one area like a shirt or something in all promarkers that wouldn't really be an issue. I just might have to give this a try!!
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oops, almost forgot to add this. Here's a link at DeviantArt (you may have to create an account to view it, but they don't spam you with emails and it's free). It's a copic chart with true colors and it has most of my fav's in each color family
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Has anyone ordered from Copic Marker Scrapbooking - Copic Markers, Scrapbooking, Manga & More !
They have free shipping, but think from looking at it you have to join and pay to join or a period of time for the specials. They do ship to Canada and US though
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... has anyone figured out which markers will match the new in colors? Thanks!
My Create Ink Color Lab gives Copic matches for the new In Colors. In the left column, the radio buttons should be From: Stampin' Up, To: Copic. Choose "Current Colors" in the first drop-down box and "All Copic Colors" in the second. Then click the Match Colors button. Swatches for the five new In Colors will be shown at the bottom of the list. Here's a link... My Create Ink - ColorMatch ColorLab
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Does anyone have a complete list of all SU colors matched to Copics? Including the new 2011 in-colors? One that I can print out?

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Attached is a Stampin' Up! color chart that has suggested matches for Copics, RGB codes, and Prisma Pencils. It's made to allow you to color in the matching colors and add sample of card stock. Hope this help
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Attached is a Stampin' Up! color chart that has suggested matches for Copics, RGB codes, and Prisma Pencils. It's made to allow you to color in the matching colors and add sample of card stock. Hope this help
Thanks for sharing that updated list. I love to have that in my binder.
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Okay, I'll start.

I have found that the Memento Ink works great with the PTI white cardstock that I use.

I would like to try Palette Noir ink next to see if the images are crisper.

I would also like to try Gina K's Luxury Cardstock. I heard it's wonderful for Copics.

Right now I only own about a dozen Sketch markers so they just sit on my table. I'd love to get the Making Memories lazy susan for them. But I'm afraid they would look so sparse and lonely that I would have to go out and buy a huge set. And my credit card can't handle that right now.
Gina K Luxury is my choice for coloring with Copics. It works beautifully. I also use Neenah.
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Gina K Luxury is my choice for coloring with Copics. It works beautifully. I also use Neenah.
My favorites are Gina K or X-Press-It. I don't use Neenah any longer because the reds can really bleed on that paper. X-Press-It is the paper Copic recommends.
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thank you so much! and thanks also to Judi for the link. I have added it to my favorites. y'all are great!
now to get over my fear of my copics and actually start using them...... yikes!
Jennifer, take a bit of time to experiment. First just draw some circles and try shading them. Decide where your light source is coming from. One suggestion would be to take a pencil and lay it on your desk to simulate the light source--for example, if the light source is coming from the upper right, lay the pencil at the upper right of your sheet of cardstock, pointing towards the center of the page.

Now take 2 or 3 markers that are the same color family (R, B, BG, etc) and separated by one or two digits in the last number (BG 11, BG 13, BG 15, for example). Most people seem to start with the lightest shade, so color the entire circle with that shade. Then color the area of the circle that's going to be in the shadows with the medium shade. Go back with the lightest shade and blend. Now add the darkest shade just at the edge where it's darkest (in this example it would be the lower left-hand edges). Last, go back and blend all over with the lightest color again.

After you've colored a few circles, stamp an outline stamp and start coloring it in. Try different color combinations. As you find effects you like, be sure to write down the markers you used. Start a notebook so you can refer back to those records when you want to duplicate a design.

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Hi everyone I have a quick question I am hoping someone can answer I am taking the plunge and getting copics the sketch ones. I have been reading and reading about them. People are saying they are the best bang for the buck (is this correct?) anyway I found an online store that has the sketch for 4.87 with free shipping over 25.00 it is called scrapbookpal.com has anyone ordered from them? Are they safe to order from? quick shipping etc?

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Hi everyone I have a quick question I am hoping someone can answer I am taking the plunge and getting copics the sketch ones. I have been reading and reading about them. People are saying they are the best bang for the buck (is this correct?) anyway I found an online store that has the sketch for 4.87 with free shipping over 25.00 it is called scrapbookpal.com has anyone ordered from them? Are they safe to order from? quick shipping etc?

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I've never purchased from scrapbookpal.com, but right now Carpe Diem Store: Art, Architecture, Hobby and Crafting Supplies has them for $3.95 each. The website says $4.87 when you are shopping, but if you go look in your cart, they are marked down to $3.95. Good luck wherever you purchase. BTW, I was looking to place a small order over the weekend and another good site - Oozak.com: eCustomer Service at its BEST! is OUT of a lot of the different colors which near always is the case with them although I have purchased from them before, but they are not as cheap as carpediem right now.
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woo hoo picked out 31 markers and a 72 count carrying box. Thanks for your help. I am so psyched I can not wait to get them cost 131 and free shipping! My hubby is buying them for me for my bday in August. Bigger deal I get them before my bday!

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Congratulations Bonnie on your awesome purchase. I know that you are just going to love them. Sounds like you got a great deal. Enjoy, and how wonderful that they are a gift for you.
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Congratulations Bonnie! I hope you enjoy your early bday present! I hope you got some Copic friendly cardstock (X-Press It, Neenah, Gina K), ink(Memento), and a colorless blender and some blender solution too!
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Thanks Michelle. I already have the su whisper white and the Georgia ? from Walmart. I also have the distress ink black soot so I should be good and yes I did get the blender marker
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:53 AM   #3876
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Thanks Michelle. I already have the su whisper white and the Georgia ? from Walmart. I also have the distress ink black soot so I should be good and yes I did get the blender marker
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Hey Bonnie, I would not use the SU whisper white with your Copics. The coating on the paper can destroy your Copic nibs and you will need to replace them. Georgia Pacific is ok for practicing with your copics but you may want to eventually upgrade to a cardstock that does not bleed as much. The GP can absorb a lot of ink from your copics too.

Not sure if Distress Ink will play nice with the copics. If you test it.. make sure to dry it well or emboss it with clear embossing powder so it doesn't smear.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:44 AM   #3877
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good to know. I have only read good things about the paper and the ink. someone did an ink test and the black soot rated a 1.33 out of 5 1 being good 5 smearing badly. however they did not say if you had to dry it or not. Guess I will just head out and buy memento black to be super safe

I do have a question about the bleeding though if you put a layer behind it whats the differance? when I make a card to color I use the first layer which is the base, then a middle layer of another color then the white layer. Wondering if bleeding is still an issue? Don't mean to sound stupid lol. Just want to make sure not to ruin my investment.

thank you for all your help.


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Old 07-26-2011, 08:59 AM   #3878
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Hello fellow copic lovers. I have been using copics for 2 years now and steadily building my collection. Needless to say I am far from complete but still blessed! Since using copics I've been getting by with the most economical paper which is georgia pacific 110#, I have noticed I am deff outgrowing this medium of paper. It has served me well but I want to upgrade. I can't afford to buy all the different kinds of paper out there to try but would like to try some before I decide on a brand to buy.
Would anyone be interested in sending me a couple of samples of what you use? I would be more then happy to pay you for them, and can even pay postage. Or I can send you some stamped images with memento ink on GP, as a swap.. Thanks for reading and have a great day.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:29 AM   #3879
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Thank you for all of this info! My Michael's is just starting to carry Copics, and I have held out on buying them for a loooooong time. But, I am ready to dive in, and was wondering where to start. That's why I was reading these threads. Looking at the color wheel and printing the chart will help me a ton!! THANK YOU!!!

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Ok...not sure if this will help anyone...since all computer screens are different. But here is the color-in chart that I use for my markers...I haven't updated it yet with my last order, but if it works...I can redo the photo with the rest of them.

The online swatches are HORRIBLY OFF on many colors...and I bought quite a few colors based on recommendations of others thinking they would just be WRONG when I saw the swatch in my shopping cart...but they got here and were perfect! So in person, these colors do look different!

Hopefully if you have a few of the same colors as I do, you can get a good idea of what you want next...and what you don't!

This chart was printed on PTI CS...on geogia pacific CS the colors looked a bit more grayed-out.

A nice thing to know is: You don't need all 322 Sketch colors EVER. Many are nearly identical to each other. Check out the library at copicmarker.com and click on color wheel to see which ones. (This chart is there too) I printed that wheel and checked off what I have, so that when I order more, I don't buy one right next to one I already have, as the one I have can be used instead.

Hope this helps!
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:00 AM   #3880
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good to know. I have only read good things about the paper and the ink. someone did an ink test and the black soot rated a 1.33 out of 5 1 being good 5 smearing badly. however they did not say if you had to dry it or not. Guess I will just head out and buy memento black to be super safe

I do have a question about the bleeding though if you put a layer behind it whats the differance? when I make a card to color I use the first layer which is the base, then a middle layer of another color then the white layer. Wondering if bleeding is still an issue? Don't mean to sound stupid lol. Just want to make sure not to ruin my investment.

thank you for all your help.


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Bleeding doesn't mean that the ink is going through the paper. Actually you should be able to see the image on the reverse side of your paper; bleeding means that the ink will bleed out of the lines of your image and you don't want that to happen.
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