Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! It's time for the MFT Design Team Creative Chat, and this month it's all about the Copic Markers!
Like SO many stampers, I am utterly obsessed with my Copic Markers. I love to use them, organize them, catalog them...I just LOVE them! LOL!!
Here is a glimpse at my Copic Marker storage. I use two Magpie Storage containers (I don't think that these are made anymore) to store all of my markers, and I have them turned on their sides as they won't fit on my stamp desk standing straight up and down. These are directly in front of me while I stamp as they are, without a doubt, my most reached for tools.
I have my markers separated by color families, so all the YG markers are together, and all the BV markers are together, and so on. Some color families, such as the R markers, E markers and B markers, have more than one cubby simply because of the amount of them. I use the last row to house my Spica Glitter Pens, Copic Multliners and some other assorted pens, like gel pens and glue pens.
I keep a master list of all the Copic Markers in my collection using the fabulous Copic Chart from Sharon Harnist. You can find her amazing charts HERE on her blog. I keep this chart in a plastic sleeve attached to the cabinet above my markers, and refer to it constantly when matching cardstock or patterned papers.
I have a few refills, for the colors that I use most often, and I keep them in a wooden storage box in one of the drawers in my stamp desk. They are easy to get to if I need them but not out taking up valuable desktop space.
I have a Copic Airbrush system and I really enjoy using it. I don't use it all that often, so for me, the air cans are a better value than investing in the compressor. I think I've only gone through two air cans in the past year or so.
I do have a portable Copic Marker chart that I take with me if I am going shopping. I always bring it with me if I am going away...you never know when you will find a stamp store!
I have a few "go to" color combinations that I use quite often. When coloring Pure Innocence or a la modes stamps from My Favorite Things, my favorite color combo for skin tones is:
E000, E00, E11, E21 and E33
I normally make all my girls brunettes (perhaps because I am a brunette?) and my favorite color combo for brunette hair is:
E57, E37, E29 and E49
Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head on over to Kim's Blog for a listing of all the designers participating in this month's Creative Chat! MFTeasers start tomorrow (yay!), so I hope to see you back here for them!