Every month on the 12th we will be posting a new tip for your Copics. It may be about coloring, other uses or just some information on the markers themselves. Lisa and I will each have a tip. This month, I’ll also share our April tips too. If you want to sign up for this great club you can find all the information here.
So here are our tips:
Lisa: When you use your copic markers you have the chisel end and the brush end (sketch markers). There is a picture on either end of the barrel showing what “type of tip” is at each end. However……..did you know….that the BRUSH end (the one we most always use) has a GREY RING around that end. Therefore….you can tell at a glance which end to open!!!
Ann: Ok so I know we are selling Sketch markers but I do know there are a lot of you out there that have the CIAO markers, so here is a little info:
The Ciao markers were actually intended for children. The marker was made for smaller hands and the maker tops have holes in them so if swallowed or inhaled a child could still breath. Now if you look inside your marker cap you will notice it does keep it air tight. So be very careful when putting the cap on b/c there is space where you can “jam” you marker tip into the side and wreck it.
And you must make sure you hear a click when you put any of your marker tops on to ensure they are closed air tight.
Lisa: Copic colors have been around for 25 years and you can still get the same colors as you could 25 years ago. So you never have to worry about a color being discontinued.
Ann: If you are just starting your collection buy in the same color family number (ie, stay in the 20’s, keeping gray scales consistent). Pick a color and then “build” around it. For example: Start with B20, and then buy B22, B24 and then to add your greens add G20, G22 and then your Reds R20….etc. The first number indicates the gray scale. You will find it easier to match if you are just starting out.