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Old 05-06-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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I have found that we can buy empty markers to fill with custom colors . Has anyone made their own custom colors?

Can I use blending solution to make a lighter shade of a dark color?

I am still fixated on B79 , but there are no blending colors for that one.
Now I am wondering if I can make my own blending colors .
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:15 AM   #2
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I would think you can! You can get an "empty" copic marker and use the refills to mix your own personal color. If you want a lighter B79 then use the colorless blender with the B79 reinker. Or you can get a reinker of a lighter blue and mix it with B79. Just make sure you make a note of how much of each color so that you can replicate the color.
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I would use the blender solution to make a lighter colour and one of the greys to make a darker shade. I often use grey over my colour if I don't have a darker shade to make my shading look right.
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Sharon Harnist mixes her lighter custom colors at the ratio of 2 parts colorless blender to 1 part color ink. Here's her blog post explaining it: PaperFections: Copic Custom Color Mixing
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I did with my classic ink reinker from SU before they offered markers for the in colors. The marker still works great!
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I made a custom light blue to use around my images. It works great!
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Sharon Harnist mixes her lighter custom colors at the ratio of 2 parts colorless blender to 1 part color ink. Here's her blog post explaining it: PaperFections: Copic Custom Color Mixing
Thanks for Sharon's link. I have looked at a lot of her tutorials, but somehow I missed this one.
She has some great stuff there
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Good info to have. Thanks.
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I did with my classic ink reinker from SU before they offered markers for the in colors. The marker still works great!
I would love to do this. What did you use for an empty pen?
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If you want to make darker custom colors, here's a little color theory advice: Adding black/gray will make a shade (a blackened color) as adding colorless blender makes a tint (because your paper is white). To make a darker shade of the same color, add a tiny amount of a complementary color (yellow+purple=ocher/dark yellow, red+ green= dark red, etc.).
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Ditto with Jeanne3579. What did you use for empty markers - where did you get them. Tell me how you filled them and how much SU reinker it used.

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