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I found this link very good for choosing colours. I am gradually buying the colour groups suggested.
Type in JustRite Copic colour selection charts.

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Thank you all so much. I did make the initial error of getting a 36 marker anniversary set. There are only 1 or 2 marker sets that actually are for blending together.

All of the others require further purchases. Then, at class she focuses on certain combos, not sure are my favs. I plan to look at your combos and compare to what I like... I so appreciate. I wish I had asked this question before buying a set...!
I actually *love* the anniversary set because of the fine tip nib on one end and sketch brush on the other. I use the fine nibs often for texture and hair! I'll look at the set tomorrow and suggestion some good pairings with colors in it so you can build on it.
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I actually *love* the anniversary set because of the fine tip nib on one end and sketch brush on the other. I use the fine nibs often for texture and hair! I'll look at the set tomorrow and suggestion some good pairings with colors in it so you can build on it.
No rush, let me know what pairings you think would be best....
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No rush, let me know what pairings you think would be best....
Yes, I do need a gentle nudge from time-to-time...

I've put some nice blending groups below. The colors in bold are colors you would add , the colors in regular font are already in your 36-piece anniversary set.

R81 R85 R89
RV52 RV55 - one of my favorite pinks
B21 B24 B28 - Those lighter 21 & 24 are gorgeous blues
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E42 E44 E47
G40 G43 G48

And, for skin, I'd add E00 or E51 to your mix with the E000 and E50.
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Thank you so much Lori! I appreciate this so much. I think given what you have added I would have some great trios to start with!
And this only means purchased 10 more markers!!
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I found this link very good for choosing colours. I am gradually buying the colour groups suggested.
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I just tried ti download this chart and received a pop up that the page could not be found
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Carole, I had trouble too, I emailed the company to find out if it has been taken off the site or just being updated?
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Carole, I had trouble too, I emailed the company to find out if it has been taken off the site or just being updated?
I emailed them too! I also sent an email to 7 Kids College Fund who had the hand colored chart available for sale. It doesn't come up when you click for purchase.
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I emailed them too! I also sent an email to 7 Kids College Fund who had the hand colored chart available for sale. It doesn't come up when you click for purchase.
I emailed 7 Kids several weeks ago about the hand colored chart and never got a response. Hope you get one!
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I'm hoping all of you Copic experts can help me. My daughter (almost 14) is looking for combinations of Copics that would be good to color hair. I'm assuming that she would want to color black, brown, blonde, and red hair. Am I missing any? Which 3-color combinations should I get? Thanks so much!
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You can search Google Images with a term such as coloring hair copics , or copic hair color combos . The advantage of using an image search engine is that you can pick from the various artists and choose a style close to what your daughter has in mind. There are so many gorgeous examples.
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I did, and they said they would be happy to make one for me, to just let them know.
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When I first started coloring with Copics, I learned so much from two ladies: Suzanne Dean at scrapbitz.blogspot.com, and Marianne Walker at ilikemarkers.blogspot.com. These ladies are so talented, have a little different approach, yet are great artists.

I'm not on Pinterest, yet scour it for Copic ideas and techniques. Here's a great one (one of many) for skin and hair combos. Hope it helps..... Cracking the Copic Conundrum

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I'm not on Pinterest, yet scour it for Copic ideas and techniques. Here's a great one (one of many) for skin and hair combos. Hope it helps..... Cracking the Copic Conundrum
Thanks! I found a lot on the Pinterest boards. I never think to look there.
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Glad it helped!! There are some ladies who have put together some awesome information. My Bookmarks are loaded with references!!! I think I searched for an abundance on Copic titles, and now have come across them by "accident". Thanks to all of you who have done all the hard work!! Here are a few others I use to help get you started....... good luck!!!

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I just started Suzanne Dean's Copic one class. It is very good. I need lots of practice. The only thing I would have to say is, don't buy a set. I got the anniversary set and only have 2 full families of 3.
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I just started Suzanne Dean's Copic one class. It is very good. I need lots of practice. The only thing I would have to say is, don't buy a set. I got the anniversary set and only have 2 full families of 3.
Good luck with the class, I think she's great!

As for the Anniversary set, I hear it's nice with the two different nibs. One way to look at it, you've learned you prefer to purchase groups, and this set is supposed to be their most popular colors, so it's a good base to build on???! You can add to the colors with the ones that would go with them...... Just a thought.

I started by purchasing the sets of Ciaos thinking they would be fine and plenty for my needs! Found I not only needed more but I really like the Sketch markers! I never replaced my original Ciao markers, still use them, just added to the collection; so live and learn. They both color the same and I have fun using all of them, and that's what matters!!!! Enjoy.....
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Hi Copic Users - I am just getting started and am trying to get a blank chart of all the sketch markers so I can use it for what I currently have. I have been having difficulties printing off a complete set, or if I do , it is so small that I can't read the numbers. Can you please help me?? Thank you in advance. Kim
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I just started Suzanne Dean's Copic one class. It is very good. I need lots of practice. The only thing I would have to say is, don't buy a set. I got the anniversary set and only have 2 full families of 3.
I knew I had read this...... just above our postings, Lori Craig, AKA "stamp_momma", made a list of markers to add to what you have in your set to make up groups or trios for blending. She's a certified Copic instructor, with a great blog, so she knows what she's talking about! You can check out her recommendations and go from there........ Good luck!!
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Hi Copic Users - I am just getting started and am trying to get a blank chart of all the sketch markers so I can use it for what I currently have. I have been having difficulties printing off a complete set, or if I do , it is so small that I can't read the numbers. Can you please help me?? Thank you in advance. Kim
Funny you should bring this up, it was just addressed recently on the Copic Chatter thread. There is a Copic Swatch Book that has larger blocks and is portable to carry with you shopping. You can find it at Oozak.com (if in stock) or at iCopic.com just to name a couple of sites. If you Google it, I'm sure more options will appear. Good luck!
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Kim - does this one work for you?

I print it on a 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock (preferably the same type of cardstock that you color with each time), and it's just perfect in that one pass of the marker with the Sketch chisel nib fits in each block. It helps to color each block with the same stoke method so you have an accurate gauge for each marker (ie: 2 passes with the broad tip or 1 pass - it's more about consistency than the number of specific passes).
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Thanks so much!! I just finished watching a bunch of Suzanne Dean's videos. They really helped a lot!! I ordered a few more colors suggest by sharnist and suzanne dean along with some copic xpress it blending cardstock. I hops the order comes quickly!!
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Thank you SO much Lori - Stamp Momma for that link. It just about worked perfectly. I just had to write in some BV colors. Maybe I could have adjusted my paper some.

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P.S. LORI - STAMP MOMMA - Thank you for telling me how to color in the boxes as well. I wasn't doing that correctly on one of my other charts.
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One more tiny tip on coloring your chart.

I buy the refills for a lot of my marker colors .
When I am coloring the squares I don't color over the numbers on the cart.
This way I have space under the number to put a small black dot from a Sharpie pen to denote that I have a refill for that color .

It is an easy way to keep track of my marker colors and refills
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Love this thread! Thanks for all the hard work that went into it!
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I've put some nice blending groups below. The colors in bold are colors you would add , the colors in regular font are already in your 36-piece anniversary set.

R81 R85 R89
RV52 RV55 - one of my favorite pinks
B21 B24 B28 - Those lighter 21 & 24 are gorgeous blues
Y32 Y35 Y38 - One of my personal must have combos
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YR12 YR15 YR18 - nice pumpkin-ish blend
E42 E44 E47
G40 G43 G48

And, for skin, I'd add E00 or E51 to your mix with the E000 and E50.
This was very helpful!! Even though I thought I double-checked, I did end up with 1 duplicate, but maybe the included colors have changed. I will send my extra R85 to first person to request.

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I just ran into this thread because I was looking for how to de-sticky my marker. You asked about a Copic class and I know this was over 3 years ago. But I just started the Kit and Clowder online classes. They are really good and you have lifetime access, unlike some where you just have a year. She also provides all the images for you to color.
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I thought so too but she explains everything step by step. I am no artist, I can only copy LOL - but I have learned a lot from her. And even if I don't color exactly like her, my clothing coloring is 1000 times better. Best of luck on your coloring journey.
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This past weekend, I was in Peachtree City, Ga. for the beginner and intermediate copic class, taught by Colleen Schaan (the Education Director) and I have to say this: After taking the Kit and Clowder classes and spending a year and a half watching youtube videos, I could be SO much further along had I taken these classes first!!! Colleen was the BOMB! I learned so much in two days that I'm sitting here in my craft room and looking at the stuff I did before the classes and seeing how different my work already looks and seeing how it will look after practicing all the things I learned. Look...free advice is worth what you pay for it...but I'm telling you the best thing you can do for yourself, IF you're serious about your Copic work and want to improve, is to take these classes. I drove 7 hours and paid for a hotel for 2 days. Worth every penny. You CAN find the money if you're serious! Hey...we can always find cash for copics and stamps! LOL But do yourself the favor...having seen everything there is to see on youtube and the classes I purchased from Kit and Clowder (which are good, but I learned a couple of style tips which made me better...with Kit and Clowder, I only learned ONE way of coloring. And I didn't do well with it. Now, I have several techniques and the difference astonishes even me!!!! I know people talk about how great Marianne is and I don't doubt it a bit! I hope I have a class with her some day. But Colleen was absolutely the BEST!!! TY Colleen and copic! And for the rest of you guys, take the classes!!! I promise you'll be as excited as I am when you walk out!!
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This past weekend, I was in Peachtree City, Ga. for the beginner and intermediate copic class, taught by Colleen Schaan (the Education Director) and I have to say this: After taking the Kit and Clowder classes and spending a year and a half watching youtube videos, I could be SO much further along had I taken these classes first!!! Colleen was the BOMB! I learned so much in two days that I'm sitting here in my craft room and looking at the stuff I did before the classes and seeing how different my work already looks and seeing how it will look after practicing all the things I learned. Look...free advice is worth what you pay for it...but I'm telling you the best thing you can do for yourself, IF you're serious about your Copic work and want to improve, is to take these classes. I drove 7 hours and paid for a hotel for 2 days. Worth every penny. You CAN find the money if you're serious! Hey...we can always find cash for copics and stamps! LOL But do yourself the favor...having seen everything there is to see on youtube and the classes I purchased from Kit and Clowder (which are good, but I learned a couple of style tips which made me better...with Kit and Clowder, I only learned ONE way of coloring. And I didn't do well with it. Now, I have several techniques and the difference astonishes even me!!!! I know people talk about how great Marianne is and I don't doubt it a bit! I hope I have a class with her some day. But Colleen was absolutely the BEST!!! TY Colleen and copic! And for the rest of you guys, take the classes!!! I promise you'll be as excited as I am when you walk out!!
Thanks Carmen for the glowing recommendation! I had a BLAST teaching the classes! As I say over and over... take the technique, tweak it, and practice - practice - practice! Can't wait to see more of your coloring! MWAH
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:37 PM   #635
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For anyone interested, check out the great online Copic classes run by a lovely Australian girl by the name of Alyce Keegan. The website is called "Kit and Clowder" and the classes are brilliant. They are self paced and all the videos, instructions and practise sheets are able to be downloaded and saved to use offline as well. Once you have paid for a class you can access it forever. You can upload your work for critique and help whenever you choose, although it is not compulsory. There is a great friendly Facebook Group as well that is fun to belong to. The class I started with was Skin and Hair and I was amazed how quickly my coloring improved. I have also now bought the Clothing class. Alyce also does an Animal class as well as several others. With the exchange rate at the moment these classes are very reasonable for the USA, although I was more than happy to pay for the great lessons I am getting. There is also another thread re the classes here started recently that you can check out. Just search "Coloring classes Kit and Clowder" although it was mistakenly spelt Kit and "Clover".
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:09 AM   #636
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I figured that there may be some newbies like me who are constantly looking for new stuff about Copics.


I found this article on their website and it has some interesting tips about paper and stamping inks that work with Copics.
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Has anyone found or made a list of colors that match Stampin' UP! colors??

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I would also like a chart for matching SU colors and Copics. SU just discontinued their Blendabilities and I have never used Copics. I have looked at some earlier posts, but some are 2+ years old. Any help would be appreciated. TIA.
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I would also like a chart for matching SU colors and Copics. SU just discontinued their Blendabilities and I have never used Copics. I have looked at some earlier posts, but some are 2+ years old. Any help would be appreciated. TIA.
This is the most current SU matching chart I have. I hope I can attach this correctly
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Thanks Barbara Jay!! I just stocked up on SU pads with Sell-a-Bration!! (The sets I had were 10yrs old!) And do have most of the Copic colors-this will be great! What a disappointment that SU discontinued their Blendabilites-they seemed like a great option for beginners-rather than the $$ I have in Copics! But do love my Copics!!
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