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I have been making my way through this mammoth thread (im up to page 16, woohoo!) but my curiosity can't wait another 70 pages!! I'm in the beginning stages of my copic collection and am looking at yellows, specifically for hair. I know everyone has their own personal preferences, but here is my dilema. Many of you have mentioned Y11 as matching Barely Banana, but my Y11 seems florecsent sort of. I'd describe it as a lemony yellow. Does anyone else think there's is too bright? Or do I just need to get used to it? Can anyone suggest a more subtle light yellow for blonde hair? I have Y21 and Y17 so I want a lighter color that would blend nicely with those if possible.

Also, what is a soft baby blue color? I bought B32 but to me it looks much darker than Bashful Blue, more like the old Bliss Blue.
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Just got home from Stamp Antonio Arts and the classes with Sally Lynn. Had a GREAT time. She's so fun and I learned so many new things from her about using the Copics. Can't wait now to play with them and put what I learned into practice.
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I have been making my way through this mammoth thread (im up to page 16, woohoo!) but my curiosity can't wait another 70 pages!! I'm in the beginning stages of my copic collection and am looking at yellows, specifically for hair. I know everyone has their own personal preferences, but here is my dilema. Many of you have mentioned Y11 as matching Barely Banana, but my Y11 seems florecsent sort of. I'd describe it as a lemony yellow. Does anyone else think there's is too bright? Or do I just need to get used to it? Can anyone suggest a more subtle light yellow for blonde hair? I have Y21 and Y17 so I want a lighter color that would blend nicely with those if possible.

Also, what is a soft baby blue color? I bought B32 but to me it looks much darker than Bashful Blue, more like the old Bliss Blue.
I'm with you on Y11, and several other colors...the color "matches" are just "close enough," not exact. If I find one like this, I personally try to mention that in the thread (the other thread, that lists color matches) so people are aware before they buy it and end up disappointed, but not everyone does this.
I haven't tried this, but one thing you might do is blend Y11 with another light shade to tone it down a bit, like a brown or gray (N0, for example). I read that if you blend the color families together (like G03 and G05), it makes them more vivid, so you'd want to avoid the Y1x series.
For blond hair, I use Y21 as my lightest color, so I can't help you with a lighter color. The light yellows I've tried are all kind of flourescent, not soft yellow...
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I have found my faves for blonde hair and here is a post on my blog....
http://expressionswithheart.wordpres...l-that-scraps/
the colors are all piled together but I think you can tell which I used. I have some other blonde hair posts too...
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I have been making my way through this mammoth thread (im up to page 16, woohoo!) but my curiosity can't wait another 70 pages!! I'm in the beginning stages of my copic collection and am looking at yellows, specifically for hair. I know everyone has their own personal preferences, but here is my dilema. Many of you have mentioned Y11 as matching Barely Banana, but my Y11 seems florecsent sort of. I'd describe it as a lemony yellow. Does anyone else think there's is too bright? Or do I just need to get used to it? Can anyone suggest a more subtle light yellow for blonde hair? I have Y21 and Y17 so I want a lighter color that would blend nicely with those if possible.

Also, what is a soft baby blue color? I bought B32 but to me it looks much darker than Bashful Blue, more like the old Bliss Blue.
I use the colors suggested by Suzanne Dean...I've tried several others but always go back to hers..
Dark BlondeYR23, E35, Y23
Light BlondeY11, Y21, E97, E99

Also for the soft blue ..try B32...try the BOOOO, BOOO, B00, or you could look at B21..

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Glad you got a chance to learn from Sally Lynn! She's amazing!
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I just got a bunch of the Quad Zeros and OMG they are fantastic!
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What are Quad Zeros?? The new pastel set?
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Yes, they are, and they are on my wish list to purchase very soon.

Chrissy, I'm jealous that you have them already!
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I have them, too. Just arrive a week ago so I haven't played with them yet.
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oh no. Is this another new set or the ones that have been out a while? I have the ones that are like B0000 and Y0000 etc. Are those the ones y'all are talking about?
Yes, those are the ones I'm talking about.
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I like the term "Quad Zeros". I have a few of them and I've found they are really good for helping to blend colors that I haven't quite gotten blended well enough. They don't make it darker. They just help get rid of the line between shades.

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Hi Ladies!

I am in need of assistant....I really want to get a set of Copic markers for Christmas but I have no clue which set to buy. I def want neutral colors, ones I will get the most use out of. I am mainly into cardmaking. What is the best starter set? I have never used them before.

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I color a lot - you can look at my blog and see if you like the colors I use... I do own a lot of them...amazing markers! the card that just posted today for copic creations, is coloring pine. the pine and the lights are so real looking! just amazing...
should be a link below to my blog...
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Just ordered my first set of individual markers, can't wait to get them and play. Thanks everyone for all your advise!!
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Isn't this a fun addiction to add to our stamping papercraft work? I am loving it.
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I am in need of assistant....I really want to get a set of Copic markers for Christmas but I have no clue which set to buy. I def want neutral colors, ones I will get the most use out of. I am mainly into cardmaking. What is the best starter set? I have never used them before.

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Hi Dawn - Merry Christmas!!! I've got a Copic FAQ page on my blog and there is a "list" of suggested kits that I put together for beginner stampers. You might find it helpful.

You can find the list HERE on my blog.

Have fun with your new Copics - what a great holiday gift!
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Sale on Ciaos at Scrapyland today:
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c-mouse you might try trading them in BST forum and have better luck

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Just wanted to let all you Copic lovers know that I am hosting a Copic friendly Stamping Bella image swap! Lots of great images to swap and color with your Copics! Bellas, Fellas, Stella, Ketto, Lollipop kids, Turtle Tots, Chichiboulie, LuLu, Huggabuggs, etc.

Images are not due until 2/14/2010 so plenty of time to sign up now and stamp after the Holidays.

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Here's a way to print out a sentiment and have it match the lovely Copic Marker coloring you've done on your card, or journaling on a scrapbook page.

http://inkyheart.typepad.com/weblog/...34-colors.html.

Some basic instructions for using with MS Word too.

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You can find the list HERE on my blog.

Have fun with your new Copics - what a great holiday gift!
Thanks so much Colleen!! So very helpful!
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http://inkyheart.typepad.com/weblog/...34-colors.html.

Some basic instructions for using with MS Word too.

Be merry!
Thank You! This is great. Mine are printing out a little lighter than the actual markers but they still work together. I guess when I saturate the paper it makes the color a little more intense than the printing. Thank you for a wonderful Christmas present!
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http://inkyheart.typepad.com/weblog/...34-colors.html.

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This is awesome. Unfortunately, my computer won't download it for me to use.
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Wow, What an incredible thread. I started a page off my blog I call Copic Topics, where I list resources I've found that are helpful to Copic newbies like me. After reading this thread, I added to the page a LOT! You guys are incredible. I don't have time to read all 86 pages of this thread, but as I do, I'll try to add more links.

Here's the link to Copic Topics. Hope it helps. If you see more links for me to add, just let me know.

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I purchased a duplicate of Copic Various Ink, color YR 09--Chinese Orange.... It's never been opened. Anyone do the same with another color that would like to trade?
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I don't have any to trade, but you might try posting your offer on the for sale or trade forum.

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Send me an e-mail and I'll send it to you that way. Dratted 'puters!
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Been working on my copic sketchbook and compiled a bunch of popular copic color combos. Sharing the files with all of you...
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Michelle! WOW! Thank-you for compiling this. That is a great list.

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Thanks Michelle! That is just awesome! I have figured out a few on my own but this will be really helpful...esp as I build up my collection of Copics.

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Amazing. Thanks. I'm really bad at combining colors so this will be great for me.
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Glad you can use the list. I am working on a few more for skin tone and hair color combos too. I will post those once I finish them.
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Thanks Michelle, this will help me plan purchases and make deciding on what to use for an image much easier.
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I have at least one set of 'blending' colors from the same color family that won't blend at all no matter what I do.

What's everyone's blending method? Please be specific because a lot of the published methods just don't work for me for some weird reason.
What color won't blend??? I ask because certain blues are hard for me to blend sometimes. The brighter B0X and B1X family. The R20 family was that way, but I realized I had too much of a jump between the R24 and R29 and got the R27 and that helped.

Also, different paper blends differently for me. I use a really lightweight stock (Hammermill Color Copy Cover in either 60 lb or 80 lb). It is really smooth and blends well. I have the Neenah as well and it takes a bit more effort to blend. I can definitely tell a difference between the three.

For me, for the most part I lay down the light, then the mid then the dark and then blend the dark with the mid and the mid with the light. I also will go and pick up color from one marker to another to get lighter dark... so for instance I will use the R22 to pick up R29 and lightly darken a color in specific areas. Then once I clean off the r22, I can go back over with it and it blends well.
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when I color, say a skirt... and I want it to be blue, I color the WHOLE area good with the lightest blue.....then I pull in the medium and then the dark...having the lightest color under everything lets you blend and it keeps you from having to use so much of the medium and dark... IMO - coloring the dark first and then going over it with the light does not blend it, it really acts more like the blender acts as a remover...I have also colored the whole area to start, with the blender, then added the mediums and darks. I prefer to have every color there is! lol I have all the reds and all the browns and I am finding the more I color the more colors I use and mix. Especially to match different color card-stocks and pattern papers. Like for Christmas this year... adding E07 to the mix of R20's gave the best red to match Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses line and also another line that I can't think of right this minute.
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I usually make a quick sample of the colors I want to blend on a scratch sheet before I use it on my image. Not sure if this will help, but I found it useful. It's a great (and short) video by Marianne on blending light/dark colors.
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I seriously need to pare down my collection. I'm sure I don't use most of them at all. I'm just scared to get rid of any because then I know I'll suddenly need them. I was trying to use only the lightest and darkest like Jen Muraoka but it didn't really fly for me. I still haven't found the method of blending that works for me either so I guess I really need to do that and then decide on colors. I have at least one set of 'blending' colors from the same color family that won't blend at all no matter what I do.

What's everyone's blending method? Please be specific because a lot of the published methods just don't work for me for some weird reason.
I have found that the method of shading that works for me I learned from Suanne Dean's videos. Here is the link to her tutorials on her blog.

http://www.scrapbitz-tutorialsandtem....blogspot.com/

I would start with Copic Tutorial 1 and watch as many as you can until you get a feel for the way she shades. She shades by applying the darkest color first in limited amounts, then adds a medium shade and finishes coloring the image with the lightest shade and blending the darker colors with it. This has worked well for me and it uses less ink from your markers.

Give it a try!

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What color won't blend??? I ask because certain blues are hard for me to blend sometimes. The brighter B0X and B1X family. The R20 family was that way, but I realized I had too much of a jump between the R24 and R29 and got the R27 and that helped.

Also, different paper blends differently for me. I use a really lightweight stock (Hammermill Color Copy Cover in either 60 lb or 80 lb). It is really smooth and blends well. I have the Neenah as well and it takes a bit more effort to blend. I can definitely tell a difference between the three.

For me, for the most part I lay down the light, then the mid then the dark and then blend the dark with the mid and the mid with the light. I also will go and pick up color from one marker to another to get lighter dark... so for instance I will use the R22 to pick up R29 and lightly darken a color in specific areas. Then once I clean off the r22, I can go back over with it and it blends well.
You might try this..
1) Color the area with the lightest color
2) Go around the edge with your darkest color
3) scribble in a "Z" motion along the inside edge of the darkest color with your medium color.
4) Go back over everything with your lightest color..

Sometimes when there is a big difference with the light and dark...moving your medium color over the dark and light will help it to blend.

Hope this makes since! It's so easier to show then to explain..)
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