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Old 07-14-2010, 12:21 PM   #81
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I think I will be buying some little by little.
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Has anyone taken their copics on the plane with them recently? Did u take your blender solution too or pack it in your suitcase do to the liquid restrictions...
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pack the blender, or if it's the small bottle, put it in your baggie of liquids. If you're coloring during the flight and are afraid you may run your blender dry, then carry two blender pens.
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I have... I did take the tops off both ends and set them flat on a table for about 5 min upon arrival before using ~ the blender solution might catch the eye of security and so I would place it in the checked bags if you need to take it.
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Thanks ladies! Can't wait to color on the flight to Vegas! And sit by the pool and color too!
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AIRBRUSH HELP needed!!! I have not used my B93 Sketch marker much at all-the brush end is fine but the other end is really dry-???? so I am not getting any color with my adapter from that end???? TIA!!!
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have you tried opening both ends of the marker and letting it sit for a while so that the ink will evenly distribute to both ends?
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Okay... I see several different sets of copic markers like 72A, 72B, 72C, etc... which set would contain most or all of SU colors?? I am on the hunt for my very first set of copics!
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that is a tough question...since the color renovation and all. There is a great chart with copic comparisons to the SU colors in this thread Post #35. You could compare the colors to what is in the sets and see if that is the way you want to go.

I personally don't like the 72 A, B, C sets because they don't have enough of 3 color combos in them that you need for optimal blending.

I found that starting out, it may be more beneficial and cost effective to make your own custom set.... you can do that at Period Style and it will come with a case...or you can just order individually and log in create a profile on oozak.com for the lowest price.

I have some info on my blog to help with picking colors and getting started...here and here.... also check the copic certified instructors sites for their starter color recommendations too...
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Wow! Many, MANY thanks!!! Sorry I didn't get back to respond sooner, I was out of town this last weekend. I just looked at your blog and made some notes! Again MANY thanks!! You rock!
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I LOVE my copics!
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I love my Copics too. I have quite a collection now of Sketch markers and just bought about 60+ more from Carpe Diem Store at $3.85 per marker with free shipping. I should have them in about 2 days. Can't wait.
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WOW, this is wonderful! I've been looking for some more information about copic markers, thanks!
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Airbrush Question.....
I looked at the I Like Markers blog to figure out what items to buy for using the airbrush system with an aircompressor. I bought the ABS-3 system and my husband has this aircompressor. Now I need an adaptor to fit from the ABS cord (1/8"x 1/8") to the aircompressor hose. Does anyone know where I should look or what I need? I went to Sears with the ABS cord and the guy looked at me like I had three heads when I asked him if they had an adaptor for it. Any help would be great because I'm at a loss now.
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Thanks so much for all of the great info. I was Copic Certified in Aug 2009 and think this info is a great refresher!
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What is everyone's opinion for taking a Copic Certification course? I have the opportunity to take one here in the UK for 120 - a lot of money. My local art and craft store stock Copic Ciao pens only and have asked me to demo them to the craft group - I've been using markers for a few years but Copics for only about 6 months. They are not asking for me to be Copic Certified, and don't consider it an 'industry standard' qualification so I wonder if it's worth doing (that 120 could buy a lot more markers). I'm also on the DT for a stamp company here in the UK - they are considering stocking Copic but think the Certification isn't worth the paper it's written on!

Copic courses are fairly new to the UK where Letraset ProMarkers have been the preferred alcohol ink marker for crafters until recently. I would appreciate your honest opinions on the Copic Certification courses and, if you have taken one - what use was it too you?

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What is everyone's opinion for taking a Copic Certification course? I have the opportunity to take one here in the UK for 120 - a lot of money. My local art and craft store stock Copic Ciao pens only and have asked me to demo them to the craft group - I've been using markers for a few years but Copics for only about 6 months. They are not asking for me to be Copic Certified, and don't consider it an 'industry standard' qualification so I wonder if it's worth doing (that 120 could buy a lot more markers). I'm also on the DT for a stamp company here in the UK - they are considering stocking Copic but think the Certification isn't worth the paper it's written on!

Copic courses are fairly new to the UK where Letraset ProMarkers have been the preferred alcohol ink marker for crafters until recently. I would appreciate your honest opinions on the Copic Certification courses and, if you have taken one - what use was it too you?

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I took the certification class and found it very worth my while. The numbering system and blending techniques moved my art to a whole new level. Maybe you totally understand how the numbers work with each other and you don't need the class or the uses of the different toners to create shading and light, I found I would buy colors and then work in one dimension ~ I was spending a whole lot of funds without a rhyme or reason. Now I have filled in the gaps and really feel like I can use these tools to truly create the way these markers are suppose work. Oh and skip to the airbrushing by buying a compressor, it will save time and money!

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Try an industrial hose fitting place or a place that does refrigerator hosing...retail stores most likely won't have what you need.
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If this has already been addressed, please forgive me. I would like to know more about copics. Is copic a brand name or a type of marker? I was in ACMoore and Michaels and couldn't find anything that specifically said "copic" so I am not sure what to look for. I currently have Martha Stewart craft markers and am not happy with them. I found this thread and a chart on copic colors and how to match them to SU colors (which was a great help!) but I want to start buying copics, once I figure out what I am looking for.
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Copic is a brand name for a range of Alcohol ink markers. The most popular types of alcohol marker used by crafters are Copic or Letraset ProMarkers, but there are other makes on the market. There are other types of marker with water based inks or other mediums.

The Copic alcohol markers come in several different shaped barrels, but the ink is the same inside each. They are given names and numbers so you can match up across the range. The most popular are Sketch and Ciao pens. Ciao are the cheapest so good to start with, they are the easiest to find here in the UK but I think in the USA the Sketch seem to be more readily available.

If you want to try before you buy kind of thing, then take an introduction to Copics workshop - you usually get a few pens along with other goodies and will be shown how to blend the colours etc. If you are already experienced with colouring and understand the colour wheel and how to blend you might not find it so helpful, in that case just get a couple of pens to try, or maybe borrow from a crafty friend. It does take practice to get good results, but there are a lot of tutorials on line with helpful tips and advice.

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Copic is a name brand of artist quality alcohol ink markers.

They are not sold at AC and Michael's...

Here is a list from Copic's website compicmarker.com for dealers in PA:

Name City State Country Zip
Allegheny Art Supply Newton PA USA 18940
Allegheny Art Suppy Jenkintown PA USA 19046
Amoeba Art Shop Philadelphia PA USA 19119
Art Institue of Calif - EDMC Pittsburgh PA USA 15222
Art Lines Pottstown PA USA 19465
Art Tech Suppies Greensburg PA USA 15601
Ben Franklin Crafts Muncy PA USA 17756
Ben Franklin Crafts Towanda PA USA 18848
Blick Art Materials -Philadelphia Philadelphia PA USA 19107
Blick Art Materials-Allentown Allentown PA USA 18103
Carnegie Mellon Bookstore East Liberty PA USA 15206
Craft & Scrap Brasil Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Brasil 04605-001
Creative Inkling Lahaska PA USA 18931
Flower & Craft Warehouse Blue Ball PA USA 17506
GBS Art Depot Mechanicsburg PA USA 17055
Grove's Office Supply Huntingdon PA USA 16652
Marquis Art & Frame Wilkes Barre PA USA 18701
Merion Whiteprint Inc. Ardmore PA USA 19003
Millcreek Sewing & Fabric Erie PA USA 16509
Pearl Paint Philadelphia Philadelphia PA USA 19147
Philadelphia University Bookstore Philadelphia PA USA 19144
Scrapbooking By Inches Moon Township PA USA 15108
Stacie & Gracie's Scrapbooking Erdenheim PA USA 19038
Stamp Express Lemoyne PA USA 17043
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Mohrsville PA USA 19541
The Art Institute of York York PA USA 17402
The Quilter's Pallette Fleetwood PA USA 19522
Utrecht Philadelphia Philadelphia PA USA 19107
Utrecht Philadelphia Philadelphia PA USA 19103
Utrecht Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA USA 15203

I have pictures here if you need to see what you are actually looking for...

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If this has already been addressed, please forgive me. I would like to know more about copics. Is copic a brand name or a type of marker? I was in ACMoore and Michaels and couldn't find anything that specifically said "copic" so I am not sure what to look for. I currently have Martha Stewart craft markers and am not happy with them. I found this thread and a chart on copic colors and how to match them to SU colors (which was a great help!) but I want to start buying copics, once I figure out what I am looking for.
Hobby Lobby sells them, but they don't have a huge selection. Archiver's has also started selling them. I buy mine online from Carpe Diem Store - Art,Architecture,Hobby Supply or Oozak.com: 'eCustomer' Service at it's BEST!. They usually have the best prices - around $3.75 - $4.25 per marker (Sketch) and usually free shipping with a large order. There are 344 shades of colors in the Sketch markers. These are great because you can blend colors and they don't leave marks on your image like so many other markers do.
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Thank you all for your replies. I am so grateful to my friend who told me about this site because it has been helpful many, many times! And, thanks for the list, Michellena317, because Muncy is definately within my driving distance! As a matter of fact, I drove through Muncy last night..had I only known! I wonder if the Ben Franklin in Milton carries them too? Guess I can call. Thanks again friends!
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I've been researching a bit and have another question. What is the difference between sketch and ciao markers? From what I've read the differences are cost, shape (oval vs. round), available colors. Which do you prefer and why?
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I've been researching a bit and have another question. What is the difference between sketch and ciao markers? From what I've read the differences are cost, shape (oval vs. round), available colors. Which do you prefer and why?
That is pretty much the hightlights. Check out the replies on this thread here for people's opinions of ciao vs. sketch
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You might want to try this website for answers. I Like Markers
This site is amazing and has descriptions of the different types of markers with pros and cons. You'll have to go to the very beginning of the blog to find the posts.
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That is pretty much the hightlights. Check out the replies on this thread here for people's opinions of ciao vs. sketch
Another helpful link! Thanks. So my next question is...how do you refill them? Honestly, I had no idea what I was looking for so you have been such a help.
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Another helpful link! Thanks. So my next question is...how do you refill them? Honestly, I had no idea what I was looking for so you have been such a help.
The nibs are removeable. You can buy little bottles of ink and they also sell the little funnel kit for pouring the ink into the pen barrel.
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the easy way to refill them is to drop the ink onto the broad nib from the refill bottle. You need a steady hand and patience, but it's easy and you don't need to buy the extra refill kit. Marianne Walker did a great tutorial here:
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After much searching, I found an art store in Lewisburg, PA that sells Copics! They have a limited amount on hand, but can order one piece or as many as you'd like. They are expensive...$5.99 for Sketch Copics. I only bought four to try them. Red, Green, Yellow and Blue. Figured that about covered what I would need to try them out. Hope they are worth the money. So far I like them.
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I'm just started collecting, I bought six and love love love them.
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Hi Ladies
I have been reading through all your tips and hints and they are so great...wonderfully helpful to the copically challenged like me!!
I have a question though and I hope someone can help. When I started my obsession with copics i started purchasing originals upon learning some more about them though my choice is know sketch. I was wondering if anyone had swapped the nibs on their originals from the small bullet nib to the brush nib? I have trouble blending with the bullet nib and would love to be able to use the colours I have in the originals aswell as their friends in sketch.
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I have been reading through all your tips and hints and they are so great...wonderfully helpful to the copically challenged like me!!
I have a question though and I hope someone can help. When I started my obsession with copics i started purchasing originals upon learning some more about them though my choice is know sketch. I was wondering if anyone had swapped the nibs on their originals from the small bullet nib to the brush nib? I have trouble blending with the bullet nib and would love to be able to use the colours I have in the originals aswell as their friends in sketch.
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The Original Copic (Square shaped) does have a Brush nib, but it is a little smaller than the super-brush nib of the Sketch markers (Sketch Marker Nibs don't fit into the original Copic Marker). Changing nibs will give you almost the same feeling as your Sketchs. I did change the nib in a couple Originals, and they work fine.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:12 PM   #116
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Hi the Stampin up new in colors are out. Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz. Does any one know what the copic marker matches are to these new colors? Any help would be appreciated. Denise
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:27 PM   #117
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Before I ruin my project, does Crystal Effects make Copic coloring bleed or changed the color?

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Old 09-30-2010, 07:46 PM   #118
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Before I ruin my project, does Crystal Effects make Copic coloring bleed or changed the color?

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SU's Crystal Effects is a water based product, so in theory it shouldn't react with your Copic project. I don't think the Copic ink will change color.

Your best bet will be to do a test project before using it on something that took you hours to make.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:19 PM   #119
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Did Carpe Diem's price go up? Even after logging into my account, I'm showing $4.25 per sketch. Does anyone have them for $3.85 any more? Thanks!
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I would imagine that Carpe Diem probably had to finally increase their price to MAP pricing in order to keep getting their shipments. If you are a registered customer at oozak.com you can get them for $.10 less that that price.
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