In coloring and analyzing and coloring and analyzing I went through a LOT of options to determine the colors selected for the markers carried in my store.
Following is a list of the colors that I have selected and the closet coordinating Stampin' Up! color. As with all things I have used my own eyes to determine whether or not these coordinate and so I can not guarantee that what I have selected would be the color you would select. Oddly enough when I began this project my goal was to determine what colors would coordinate and just leave it at that, providing you with a list. Well after all the time and energy that was spent the COPIC "family" suggested that I carry them in my store.
- BV02, Prune - Almost Amethyst
- V15, Mallow - Orchid Opulence
- V17, Amethyst - Lavender Lilac
- RV11, Pink - Pretty in Pink
- R59, Cardinal - Cranberry Crisp
- R20, Blush - Cameo Coral
- R14, Light Rouge - Regal Rose
- R27, Cadmium Red - Ruby Red
- R29, Lipstick Red - Real Red
- YR21, Cream -Apricot Appeal
- YR24, Pale Sepia - More Mustard
- YR14, Caramel - Pumpkin Pie
- YR09, Chinese Orange - Only Orange
- Y21, Buttercup Yellow - So Saffron
- Y15, Cadmium Yellow - Yoyo Yellow
- Y19, Napoli Yellow - Summer Sun
- YG95, Pale Olive - Old Olive
- G21, Lime Green - Certainly Celery
- G28, Ocean Green - Garden Green
- G99, Olive - Always Artichoke
- BG45, Nile Blue - Cool Caribbean
- BG09, Blue Green - Taken with Teal
- BG93, Green Gray - Mellow Moss
- B21, Baby Blue - Bashful Blue
- B23, Phthalo Blue - Ballet Blue
- B95, Light Grayish Cobalt - Brocade Blue
- B99. Agate - Night of Navy
- E00, Skin White - Blush Blossom
- E31, Brick Beige - Creamy Caramel
- E27, Africano - Close to Cocoa
- E09, Burnt Sienna - Really Rust
- T5, Toner Grey No. 5 - Going Grey
- 100, Black - Basic Black
We are working on trying to get the colors that you are viewing on the screen to be as close to the actual color as possible. Unfortunately each computer screen seems to have a slightly different color cast to it and I don't have one of those awesome, fancy gismos that gets the color correct for multiple screens.. Again I am not going to say that these colors are exact matches, but I believe that they are indeed excellent coordinates to the above listed colors.
My reasoning for selecting additional markers in each color range that were not SU coordinates was extremely important. When blending with alcohol ink markers I have found that I can get the most beautiful transition of color without a line in my work if I begin with the lightest color and then begin layering colors on top of it. At times I even touch two of the tips together to help make the transition between colors even smoother. I will demonstrate this technique through pictures so that it all makes more sense. You will also notice that my collection 12A is extremely light colors. These are the colors that Karen and I use as a base in many of the projects we color.
I have tried to select the colors that are the easiest to work when blending and therefore not all colors are coordinates to the SU colors. I hope that you find this color palette easy to work with and easy to work with the many products you may already own.
Thank you again for your trust in me - I truly hope that I will not let you down by guiding you to the products I believe have the most value for their dollar. I know that this is not an inexpensive marker to invest in - but I also know that it will last me the remainder of my life and therefore it is a good investment for me.
I will be discussing in a future post why I selected the Sketch marker vs. the Ciao and the COPIC orignial. It started out being a decision that I found difficult - that is until I began really working with the colors. It then became clear to me and so I hope to share that story soon.