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Old 04-25-2009, 06:14 PM   #2361  
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I did go and grab B000 from the local craft store, but how do you get the varigated effects of sky? With my watercolours I just quickly swooshed my brush from left to write from top to bottom leaving areas in between and it wound up with layers of "clouds", but the effect isn't quite right with the marker.
How I did it in this one was to use the blender pen and soak the paper where I wanted the sky first, and then color over that with the blue. I am not sure if it is really apparent in this picture, but it comes off much more variegated IRL.

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Does anyone know of a book that I can order to help me know more about Copic Markers? I would love to learn enough to get certified.

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Oh, a book would be a good idea. Although I suppose if I printed this thread I'd have such. Anyway, rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd ask here. No, I have not read through all 2500 posts and I don't know how to begin looking since the search feature here isn't that great Anyway . .

My question, can copics be used on metal? I saw an article here in the resources that they're alcohol based and thought maybe they'd work?????
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My question, can copics be used on metal? I saw an article here in the resources that they're alcohol based and thought maybe they'd work?????
Technically, Yes... Practically, it is hard... The major problem of Copic ink in metals is that it will dry quickly, making it hard to evenly color a surface. Also I doubth the pigments will attach very good to the non-porous surface of metals...

To even-coloring a metal surface, I would recomend using the Air Brush since there is no direct contact of the marker tip and the surface, and for that no streaks...
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How I did it in this one was to use the blender pen and soak the paper where I wanted the sky first, and then color over that with the blue. I am not sure if it is really apparent in this picture, but it comes off much more variegated IRL.

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=213381
Wow, that card is amazing!

I do see the varigation in the sky, I will try this. Thank you!
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How do you become a certified designer?
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So I've posted a card I made today with lots of copic colouring. I used the blender solution as suggested on the blue of the ocean, and worked hard not to let anything leak.

Here is the link. http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=40821
It doesn't come out very clear on the scan, but it actually is very pretty--vibrant but not too bright.

Thanks for the help!
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There are Copic Certification classes taught by Marrianne or Sally Lynn. Once you have completed the course you are considered a Copic Certified Designer.

http://www.inkyheart.typepad.com/

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I just took one up in Kingsport TN from Sally Lynn. It was really great. I especially liked the airbrushing, and the flicking, which I need to practice!!!!
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Where are you located because I live on the west coast.
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I am so excited because I just won 47 copic stretch on ebay.... yeh
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Oooh! How exciting!!! Congratulations--what a great thing to win for a crafter.

I'm on the West Coast too, in the lower mainland--great weather right now, probably why it's so quiet on the forums...
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Northern end of California. Redwood
Tree Country. 60* here and not warm. Yeh, I am so exciting about my
new toys (copic markers). Can't wait till they get here.
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That sky and ocean card both look great, I will have to try the blender first technique! I was going to say that I thought B00 would be too dark for a sky, but maybe with the blender first it is fine.
Personally, I think mixed media is great...if you do everything else with the Copics but you like how the sky turns out when watercolored, I say go for it, what can you lose?
As for the metal coloring, I have used Sharpies successfully on metal, but I was just looking for a solid color, not blending. I don't know if they are different than the Copics on metal, but if you are just looking to color a brad then it might be fine.
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Just took the Copic Certification course yesterday. Marianne is the goddess of Copic!!
Seriously, her skills just blow my mind. If you ever get the opportunity to take a class with her, TAKE IT!
She is a wealth of knowledge!! And, her incredible passion for the product is contagious! I really loved taking a course with someone who loves and KNOWS her product.
I could have sat and gone through her portfolios/notebooks all day and still not absorb all the amazing techniques she has.
Marianne, when are you going to write a book???

And, she showed us a new Bazzill option for paper.
She said it was Coconut Cream or something. Does anyone know the color name?

And, YES, everyone needs an airbrush system. Amazing!
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There are Copic Certification classes taught by Marrianne or Sally Lynn. Once you have completed the course you are considered a Copic Certified Designer.

http://www.inkyheart.typepad.com/

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http://ilikemarkers.blogspot.com/

I just took one up in Kingsport TN from Sally Lynn. It was really great. I especially liked the airbrushing, and the flicking, which I need to practice!!!!
They are coming to Texas in September, and I can't WAIT!

What's "flicking"?
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So I've posted a card I made today with lots of copic colouring. I used the blender solution as suggested on the blue of the ocean, and worked hard not to let anything leak.

Here is the link. http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=40821
It doesn't come out very clear on the scan, but it actually is very pretty--vibrant but not too bright.

Thanks for the help!
Very pretty.
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I would just go to www.ilikemarkers.com and read through her blog entries. I did that and printed off most of them and put them in a binder by categories so I can refer to them anytime.
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It was a technique for shading that involved starting at the bottom of your picture and just quickly flicking the marker up over the original color. At least it was up when we did the frog in her class. Sally Lynn has an example of it on her page from a couple of days ago. The flicking is apparent in the middle frog on the drawing.

http://www.inkyheart.typepad.com/

To me it would be really neat in flowers with contrasting color... like streaks of purple in yellow flowers or something.
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It was a technique for shading that involved starting at the bottom of your picture and just quickly flicking the marker up over the original color. At least it was up when we did the frog in her class. Sally Lynn has an example of it on her page from a couple of days ago. The flicking is apparent in the middle frog on the drawing.

http://www.inkyheart.typepad.com/

To me it would be really neat in flowers with contrasting color... like streaks of purple in yellow flowers or something.
Yeah, I used flicking (I didn't even know there was a technical name for it...thought I was just making it up LOL) for the grass on this card (though I shaded it out a little afterwards):

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=161487

I also used it (a little more obviously) to create the wood-grain wheelbarrow on this card:

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=161487

I think there are probably a ton of different uses for it. It makes things "interesting!"
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Tried flicking in the copic class a few weeks ago - it does look nice but definitely takes some practice to get the hang of it.
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Yeah, I used flicking (I didn't even know there was a technical name for it...thought I was just making it up LOL) for the grass on this card (though I shaded it out a little afterwards):

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=161487

I also used it (a little more obviously) to create the wood-grain wheelbarrow on this card:

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=161487

I think there are probably a ton of different uses for it. It makes things "interesting!"


Very nice job!!
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Did i see there is going to be a copic class in Texas? if yes what city?

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We're still arranging details for a Texas Certification, so be looking. As for a book, my blog is probably the closest thing, and you can search it with the search tool at the top. I'm going back through my blog and trying to fill in any gaps of questions people have, so lemmie know if there's something about Copics you're dying to learn and I haven't covered it yet.

AS for metal- it looks great. I have a pciture in my office at home done on sheet metal and one in my office at work also done on sheet metal. THe technique is totally different, more like working on vellum or on glossy cardstock. You can also color embellishments or airbrush 3-D objects if you want an even coating on those.
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We're still arranging details for a Texas Certification, so be looking. As for a book, my blog is probably the closest thing, and you can search it with the search tool at the top. I'm going back through my blog and trying to fill in any gaps of questions people have, so lemmie know if there's something about Copics you're dying to learn and I haven't covered it yet.

AS for metal- it looks great. I have a pciture in my office at home done on sheet metal and one in my office at work also done on sheet metal. THe technique is totally different, more like working on vellum or on glossy cardstock. You can also color embellishments or airbrush 3-D objects if you want an even coating on those.
Oh I hope its somewhere close to San Antonio!!
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I use my copics and color silver brads when I don't have the color I need. Really cool.

I need a copic class in fort worth
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OK, I'm dangerous now, just bought my first six colors! The store I went to the other day that I figured would have them "didn't." Well, I didn't go up to the right floor. OMG! I'm in art heaven. They had two aisles just dedicated to origami paper and Japanese art squares. Another aisles was just the Copics. Now to go stamp and practice coloring.
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OK, I'm dangerous now, just bought my first six colors! The store I went to the other day that I figured would have them "didn't." Well, I didn't go up to the right floor. OMG! I'm in art heaven. They had two aisles just dedicated to origami paper and Japanese art squares. Another aisles was just the Copics. Now to go stamp and practice coloring.
Oh that sounds too tempting!
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I'm sure this has probably been answered but I can't look through all 50 pages... I have an order for 70 wedding invitations and I'm going to color a flower stamp with Copics. It's this flower and I'm going to be doing a lot of blending with four colors. (Please pardon my experimental coloring in the photo. )

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My question is, am I going to need refills? I'm using PTI cardstock. Thanks!
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I was wondering what are your go to color combos.

I got my markers about a month ago, but am having some issues with my color combos.

What are your favorites and what do you use them for?

Thanks in advance.

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I'm sure this has probably been answered but I can't look through all 50 pages... I have an order for 70 wedding invitations and I'm going to color a flower stamp with Copics. It's this flower and I'm going to be doing a lot of blending with four colors. (Please pardon my experimental coloring in the photo. )



My question is, am I going to need refills? I'm using PTI cardstock. Thanks!
Maryann said sketch markers will color 3 to 4 full sheets of paper and start to streak.. then you will need a refill.. HTH
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Well, ladies, I did it! I placed on order last night through Ritz Camera for several sketch copics. They are 20% off through today, something like $4.85 each. I printed off the list that was posted in this thread of the colors to start off with and made sure the ones I got were on that list.

I already have a few markers so I know that I will like using them.
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Hi ladies! My husband surprised me the other day with a set of 36 copic markers! He had heard me talking about them and looking up where to order them on the computer and deciding we couldn't afford them. This was a while back. Well I woke up the other morning and found a package on the counter which said, "You told me not to buy you a card (it was my birthday) so I got you these instead." He did buy them used off Craig's List so hopefully they are all good (the lady said they were - she'd bought them and then decided to buy watercolor paints instead).

Now I have a dilemma. I don't know how to use them! I colored with them like I have with my markers and I loved the smooth way they color but I haven't attempted blending yet. I'm going to try to read back on this thread and see if I can find any sites to go to for "training".

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Hi ladies! My husband surprised me the other day with a set of 36 copic markers! He had heard me talking about them and looking up where to order them on the computer and deciding we couldn't afford them. This was a while back. Well I woke up the other morning and found a package on the counter which said, "You told me not to buy you a card (it was my birthday) so I got you these instead." He did buy them used off Craig's List so hopefully they are all good (the lady said they were - she'd bought them and then decided to buy watercolor paints instead).

Now I have a dilemma. I don't know how to use them! I colored with them like I have with my markers and I loved the smooth way they color but I haven't attempted blending yet. I'm going to try to read back on this thread and see if I can find any sites to go to for "training".

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Do you know what set of 36 you have? or is it mixed.

Here is my favorite link! http://www.ilikemarkers.blogspot.com/
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:18 PM   #2396  
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The comtainer just says "Copic" 36 colors and then lists the colors in the container by letter and number. There are C's, W's, B's, E's, Y's, and R's so they must be mixed. There also is .Too on the container. There's a whole row of neutrals and the others are mixed (blues, greens, oranges, yellows, etc).

I'll check out your link. Thank you!
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:28 PM   #2397  
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Does it look like any of these sets? http://www.oozak.com/products.php?cat=34 (you will have to scroll down to the 36)
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:35 PM   #2398  
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Here's a chart to fill out http://www.copicmarker.com/Blank%20H...or%20Chart.pdf

So you can see the actual color you have - (you want to print this out on the cardstock you are going to use your copics on)

When I started I used Georgia Pacific Cardstock however, I just picked up some Neenah Solar White yesterday to experiment with.

The smoother the cardstock the less ink you use seems to be what they say.

Also you can get a variety of colors just with one marker by layering the color.

Make sure you have a colorless blender - I can't color without mine.
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Picking the blender was the easy part of my selection process the other day, first pen I grabbed! I'm still not sure how to get it to "work" right though, going to take some practice. Thanks for the tip on smooth paper. I'm hoping to pick up a couple more pens this weekend along with a PM pad and see how that works--it was the paper they had with the markers at the store. It's going to be so difficult staying out of that store now, since I pass it everytime I take the train.

I think this question falls under here, what exactly are the Spicas? They look like a must have too. Any sites or tips for them?
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The set I got does not say "Caio" on it but the container is the same shape as the containers the sets of 36 are in. I clicked on each one and mine just says "36 colors", it does not have a letter after it.
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