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Old 01-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #361  
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Stampinsweeney ~ nice Riley card!! How cute - I always thing "chocolate moose/mousse" when I see him .

For those of you interested in seeing something really cool done with Copics - check out shulsart's gallery (Sandy Hulsart). Her scenes are amazing! I especially love the realistic-looking scenes with 'characters' (like House Mouse) in them. I'd love to do that some day. I think she's really inspiring!
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I just went to Blick Art Supply in Schaumburg, IL and they have all the copics there. I made a color chart. For anyone in the area, they are 20% off tomorrow night after 5PM. I think I will still order them from oozak, but it was great to have actual samples on paper so I can decide which ones I truly want.
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Hi gals,
When I went to Blick today and made my color chart, there didn't seem to be a color that was a bright fire engine/Christmas red.

What are your favorite color combos to achieve this?

I'm thinking like the Real Red from Stamping up.

My chart I colored in the store looks more pinkish red.
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Julie - my list says that R46 (Strong Red) matches Real Red in SU colors.
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When I went to Blick today and made my color chart, there didn't seem to be a color that was a bright fire engine/Christmas red.

What are your favorite color combos to achieve this?

I'm thinking like the Real Red from Stamping up.

My chart I colored in the store looks more pinkish red.
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I just went to Blick Art Supply in Schaumburg, IL and they have all the copics there. I made a color chart. For anyone in the area, they are 20% off tomorrow night after 5PM. I think I will still order them from oozak, but it was great to have actual samples on paper so I can decide which ones I truly want.
Is this true of all the Blick stores? If so, how long is the sale for, is it only the one night? I'm near the one in Boston and it's where I get all of my markers. With 10% off all the time it's ok - but when they run 20% off they are pretty darn close to the online prices. I like the fact that they have every single color and you can touch and feel.
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I don't know. It was a flier taped to the door of my Blick. You'd have to call your store. Ours called it "madness"
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Great job on your 1st Copic card StampinSweeney! You did awesome! I love the Moose - too cute! That was a really smart idea to buy the Copics from Hanna Stamps with coordinating colors already selected for you...

Thanks for sharing your card! I've yet to complete a successful Copic work of art but you can bet when I do that I'll post a link here!
Thanks for the sweet comment. I have only had one comment posted, not complaining -- just my insecurity, but it was from Kristi Ferro who owns Hanna Stamps. It was also featured on her blog. Not a super duper card like most here, but it put a big grin on my face.
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Stampinsweeney ~ nice Riley card!! How cute - I always thing "chocolate moose/mousse" when I see him .

For those of you interested in seeing something really cool done with Copics - check out shulsart's gallery (Sandy Hulsart). Her scenes are amazing! I especially love the realistic-looking scenes with 'characters' (like House Mouse) in them. I'd love to do that some day. I think she's really inspiring!
Thanks for the comment, Nancy. My mouth is watering at the mention of mousse...especially chocolate.

What a great link! TFS!
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They did it last Tuesday and are doing it this Tuesday again. You do not need a coupon (at least, according to the Chicago Loop Dick Blick), everything that's not on sale is 20% off. I have a flier from them to this effect as well. From talking to the salepeople there, I got the sense that they will be doing this periodically. It's worth it if you are there already (or want to call) to ask them if they are having any upcoming promotions. My person said it's a "friends and family" kind of thing where they hand out the flyer, as opposed to a big promotion. I made a comment about liking coupons when I was checking out (was using one they sent me) and they gave me the flyer, so now I know to ask about promotions, since I don't think I would have gotten it otherwise.

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I'm so glad I found this thread last night.
I DO love the I Like Marker Blog. Definitely read it if you are getting the markers. Another blog I totally love is called Kiyomikrafts
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She uses copics with her stamping all the time and shows which markers she used. I spent a good hour last night just going through her blog again and writing down a lot of the color combos she uses over and over again. I think I came up with a good 15 markers that I might use to jumpstart my own collection. Plus her stuff is super cute.

Can't wait to buy more. I only have 3 now and you can't do much with that!
Thanks for the site. It was so helpful!
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I've only just discovered this thread and started reading some of the entries. I'm a little curious if almost everyone uses only one technique with their Copics. You know, the very methodical shading and blending. It's fun and I love how it turns out, but I've also started to use mine in a looser style. Because of the vibrant yet transparent quality of the Copics, you can achieve more of a watercolor effect. Just thought I'd put that "out there" .

I've attached a couple of examples so you know what I mean. I'd love to see if others are doing this, too!!

[And sorry in advance if it's already been covered ~ like I said, I just found this thread and have to run so can't read the whole thing right now.]
I actually did that to some cupcake images I had. Haven't made a card with them, but I liked it because they did look watercolored. Yours are great!
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I actually did that to some cupcake images I had. Haven't made a card with them, but I liked it because they did look watercolored. Yours are great!
Thank you! When you make a card I hope you upload it and link it here so we can see !! It's fun isn't it?!
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I use Papertrey white card stock and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

A great tip I got from someone here (sorry I can't remember who) was to use Versafine Onyx Black ink and detail CLEAR EP to help from going outside the lines when coloring. It works very well and it looks really pretty!

** For some reason (I do not know why), it is the metallic EP that causes problems but not the CLEAR!

I am storing mine HORIZONTALLY because I read here that someone is having a problem with one end drying out. I am not taking any chances. These "babies" are just too expensive to fool around with! LOL!

www.oozak.com has GOT to be the ABSOLUTE BEST source for purchasing Copics. They have the cheapest prices I have found, the shipping is so fast that is amazing! They so very nice to deal with. My computer would not allow me to check out on the site ( even the guy from oozak did not know why and he talked me throught the steps and it still didn't work!), so he took my order over the phone. He told me it would ship that same day and it got to my home in 1 day! They are in Michigan and I am in NJ!

*True, I know they sell out FAST with many colors but if you can get them, they are worth buying at Oozak.

*** PLUS, FREE shipping with a $50 order!!
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No problem isn't that blog so cute! She makes cute cards for sure.
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I was hoping to ask a Q here vs. making it a different post, so if this gets a "stickie" it will be in one place. I have loved my Copics. Just started with them around Christmas and while I'll never be some awesome artist like many of you, my friends love what I'm doing. I however am still frustrated with (esp) my blending. I keep reading Marianne's blog and watching You Tube videos. They help a ton. I know I just need to practice.

Sooo my Q is: What is your BEST Copic Coloring tip.. something you wished you'd learned from the get-go? In just watching some tutorials on youtube, I love the "touching a lighter marker to a slightly darker marker and running it across a transition line to help with blending".. I think I rely on my blender too much. And/or I blame my probs on not having the right colors yet to blend properly which is prob not accurate in that I have well over 100 markers with only a few places with major holes (RV, YG, Some T, E and F)... would love to hear your best suggestions for those of us just starting out!

OH, also just watched a tutorial on the airbrush system - wow.. looks easy and fun! How many of you use??

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First of all, I had to go through the tedious task of marking my empty color chart with all the colors. It helps me out A LOT. I put a page protector over my chart and use it everyday to decide what colors to use. When I first used the blender pen, I think I was so excited about the technique that I used it too much. I love blending colors the most by laying down the lighter color, then the darker color and going over the darker area with the lighter marker to "blend them together. Usually it's the face of a character or animal. Lifting the darker color from the nib is probably the easiest way for me to do this & I also use the Ranger craft mat (non-stick) as my palette. I keep it right next to me when I color.

The one coloring tip or technique rather that I wish I knew about early on was the "watercolor effect." I went out and got a mini mister from ranger and lightly spray my cs right before I stamp down my image that is colored with Copics. It's always a crisp and perfect image. It shocked me to see how easy & fun this technique is to do. I'll attach a sample.
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First of all, I had to go through the tedious task of marking my empty color chart with all the colors. It helps me out A LOT. I put a page protector over my chart and use it everyday to decide what colors to use. When I first used the blender pen, I think I was so excited about the technique that I used it too much. I love blending colors the most by laying down the lighter color, then the darker color and going over the darker area with the lighter marker to "blend them together. Usually it's the face of a character or animal. Lifting the darker color from the nib is probably the easiest way for me to do this & I also use the Ranger craft mat (non-stick) as my palette. I keep it right next to me when I color.

The one coloring tip or technique rather that I wish I knew about early on was the "watercolor effect." I went out and got a mini mister from ranger and lightly spray my cs right before I stamp down my image that is colored with Copics. It's always a crisp and perfect image. It shocked me to see how easy & fun this technique is to do. I'll attach a sample.
Could you please scan or take a pic of your colour chart? It would help me out a lot in choosing colours. As I have noticed that they are quite different to the colour shown on the computer
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Lauren,

Here is a chart I made and use. I printed it on the paper I use primarily for coloring with copics that way you see the true color. Hope it helps.
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My colorless blender is already dry and I ordered it AFTER christmas. I've only colored about 20 images and used it for the mistakes on those images. Is this normal?
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I don't think it can help you much for reasons you've mentioned, but I've scanned the chart anyway for you to see. Because it's scanned, the colors will lose the brightness and the fluorescent colors (FRV1, FYR1, FY1, &FYG1) aren't even showing up. FV2 is more purple than blue. Just keep in mind that the actual colors are a bit brighter. If you have a Hobby Lobby near you (I don't here) you can ask if you can try out the colors and take an empty chart with you to mark it. I don't know if they'll let you do that before purchase, but it wouldn't hurt to ask. If you need to see the marker #s, pm me your email address and I can send you the file. There's a max size to attachments here and you won't be able to see it as well.
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That doesn't sound normal because I've used my colorless blender a ton and it's still working great. I would email Marianne and ask her for some advise. You should buy a bottle of the colorless blender refill anyway to keep on hand and for misting if you plan on doing the watercolor technique.
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I don't think it can help you much for reasons you've mentioned, but I've scanned the chart anyway for you to see. Because it's scanned, the colors will lose the brightness and the fluorescent colors (FRV1, FYR1, FY1, &FYG1) aren't even showing up. FV2 is more purple than blue. Just keep in mind that the actual colors are a bit brighter. If you have a Hobby Lobby near you (I don't here) you can ask if you can try out the colors and take an empty chart with you to mark it. I don't know if they'll let you do that before purchase, but it wouldn't hurt to ask. If you need to see the marker #s, pm me your email address and I can send you the file. There's a max size to attachments here and you won't be able to see it as well.
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I need to go through and read everyone's responses but in the mean time..can you tell me what the difference is between Copic and Ciao? I looked at oozark's website at the colors and I wasn't sure.

I'm clueless about Copics, other then I've used them a couple of times and LOVE them and want to get some.
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The copic Ciao markers are not refillable like the sketch markers, hence the difference in price. I buy the sketch markers because I only color with Copics right now and use them everyday. They last a long time, but I know I'll want to refil them when I'm out of ink instead of buying more markers. It would be up to you to decide what's best for you. If you want more info on Copics, I suggest you visit Marianne's blog. She is a product specialist for them. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, that's the first post.
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The copic Ciao markers are not refillable like the sketch markers, hence the difference in price. I buy the sketch markers because I only color with Copics right now and use them everyday. They last a long time, but I know I'll want to refil them when I'm out of ink instead of buying more markers. It would be up to you to decide what's best for you. If you want more info on Copics, I suggest you visit Marianne's blog. She is a product specialist for them. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, that's the first post.
Ciao markers are refillable. All Copic markers use the same ink, and can be refilled over and over.
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I was under the impression that they were not refillable: off the toosan.wordpress.com site. "They don’t really sell Copic Sketch Markers, but Copic Ciao instead. it’s the same effect, the only difference is, you can’t refill them"
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Thanks for clarifying that, Gale. I thought I was losing my mind. I didn't know they are now refillable.
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Side question---is there a way I can mark some of these posts-so I can find them again?? There is so much great info-just hard to find again! TIA
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First of all, I had to go through the tedious task of marking my empty color chart with all the colors. It helps me out A LOT. I put a page protector over my chart and use it everyday to decide what colors to use. When I first used the blender pen, I think I was so excited about the technique that I used it too much. I love blending colors the most by laying down the lighter color, then the darker color and going over the darker area with the lighter marker to "blend them together. Usually it's the face of a character or animal. Lifting the darker color from the nib is probably the easiest way for me to do this & I also use the Ranger craft mat (non-stick) as my palette. I keep it right next to me when I color.

The one coloring tip or technique rather that I wish I knew about early on was the "watercolor effect." I went out and got a mini mister from ranger and lightly spray my cs right before I stamp down my image that is colored with Copics. It's always a crisp and perfect image. It shocked me to see how easy & fun this technique is to do. I'll attach a sample.
Thanks these are great tips. From reading this thread from way back, I printed out the color chart from the Copic site and have been filling it in each time I get more colors. VERY helpful. Marianne recommends a sketch book too altho I havent gotten that far yet.

Q for you on Watercolor effect. So you spray your CS *before* you stamp your image and color. Doesnt it dry out before you're done coloring your image or do you really soak the paper (and then does your stamped image ever bleed if you spray before you stamp?) I love the look of this. Will def have to try. Thanks again

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I'm so glad to find this thread and can't wait to read through it! I finally submitted to the the copic craze and bought my first 10 plus blender on Monday. Since then I've already ordered about 10 more and a case because I can see my collection is going to grow by leaps and bounds.
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Thanks these are great tips. From reading this thread from way back, I printed out the color chart from the Copic site and have been filling it in each time I get more colors. VERY helpful. Marianne recommends a sketch book too altho I havent gotten that far yet.

Q for you on Watercolor effect. So you spray your CS *before* you stamp your image and color. Doesnt it dry out before you're done coloring your image or do you really soak the paper (and then does your stamped image ever bleed if you spray before you stamp?) I love the look of this. Will def have to try. Thanks again

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No, I color my stamp first. It's ok that the alcohol dries while you're coloring. Just make sure that the image is covered with Copic ink. I try to be precise with the position of my image on the cs, so sometimes I make pencil marks around the stamp block (corners) before I start coloring to help guide me when I'm ready to lay down the colored stamp. I spray the cs right before I stamp it with the colored stamp. The alcohol will pull the colors off your stamp even if the ink is dry. Besides the colorless blending solution refill, I've also used the Tim Holtz Adirondack alcohol blending solution and it works great too. HTH
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Sarah, I'm so glad you're getting into Copics. Soon, you will want them all. It's a great addiction. Also...you're from my hometown!! That's so exciting for me to see because it's such a small town and people always blink at me when I say the name. It's like "where???" LOL
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I wanted to attach a sample of that watercolor technique used with a clear acrylic stamp (Inkadinkado "Fall Season"). It requires more time to make sure the coloring is even and details are in place because it is acrylic. If you want the image to be a bit more blurry like watercolor, then you can spray directly on the image before you stamp. Because the Copics are alcohol-based, just keep in mind that this may dry up your stamp. I haven't had any problems yet. I sprayed the cs first then I applied the colored stamp. I use it and then recondition it after I clean it off with the alcohol solution. I usually don't use the clear stamps with this technique, but I wanted to share what the results were like with the one I did use. The colors I used were E39 Leather, YR09 Chinese Orange, & YG67 Moss. I sponged the background with SU! Almost Amethyst.

The great thing about the ink being alcohol is that once it dries, you can go over it and make "streaks" to create details like shadows. I did this by making the marks on the tree trunk and the branch to create a little shadow.
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I'm def. going to have to read all of the responses and the blog. The pic is beautiful. I can't wait to start buying the Copics.



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I wanted to attach a sample of that watercolor technique used with a clear acrylic stamp (Inkadinkado "Fall Season"). It requires more time to make sure the coloring is even and details are in place because it is acrylic. If you want the image to be a bit more blurry like watercolor, then you can spray directly on the image before you stamp. Because the Copics are alcohol-based, just keep in mind that this may dry up your stamp. I haven't had any problems yet. I sprayed the cs first then I applied the colored stamp. I use it and then recondition it after I clean it off with the alcohol solution. I usually don't use the clear stamps with this technique, but I wanted to share what the results were like with the one I did use. The colors I used were E39 Leather, YR09 Chinese Orange, & YG67 Moss. I sponged the background with SU! Almost Amethyst.

The great thing about the ink being alcohol is that once it dries, you can go over it and make "streaks" to create details like shadows. I did this by making the marks on the tree trunk and the branch to create a little shadow.
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Sarah, I'm so glad you're getting into Copics. Soon, you will want them all. It's a great addiction. Also...you're from my hometown!! That's so exciting for me to see because it's such a small town and people always blink at me when I say the name. It's like "where???" LOL
Yes! I always ask if they want me to spell it and when they are reading it to me over the phone I just cut them off and say it so they don't have to struggle with pronoucing Puyallup (Pew-al-up)

I'm just the opposite and grew up in Seattle and then moved here about 3 years ago. Now if I could sell my house I'd move back to Seattle but that would leave less funds for things like copics!
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The copic ink is alcohol based and will smear most printer's ink. Laser printer's output wont smear.

Before I got me a laser, the think I did to color images from my computer was to print them at the higest quality possible, and then make copies at my local kinkos (since the copier toner wont smear also).
Huh.... I print images all the time and have never had them smear (not a laser printer - a Brother with cheap replacement ink). I print on to cardstock and color away. Weird. Maybe it depends on the cardstock you use.

I use the cardstock I have in the store. Su's wisper white smears and bleeds on me all the time with printing and ink.
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Hi gals,
When I went to Blick today and made my color chart, there didn't seem to be a color that was a bright fire engine/Christmas red.

What are your favorite color combos to achieve this?

I'm thinking like the Real Red from Stamping up.

My chart I colored in the store looks more pinkish red.
I like R-27 and R-29..... My favorite red combo is R-14 and R-27. (I also love R-59 for a dark red.)

Don't know if this helps, but here is a tutorial on a strawberry colored with R-14 and R-27. It might help you to see the colors - but you know how computers are.

http://papergardenprojects.com/blog/...ement-woo-hoo/

Here is a color chart of my favorite 30 - it has the red too so maybe the color will show there.

http://papergardenprojects.com/blog/...lor-picking-2/
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I'm just the opposite and grew up in Seattle and then moved here about 3 years ago. Now if I could sell my house I'd move back to Seattle but that would leave less funds for things like copics!
Oh, yeah...definitely Copics>House. LOL
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