Username Post: Beginner & Copic Markers...what colors???        (Topic#1551281)
MaggieLizzie
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Hi.. Planning on purchasing some Copic markers to use on some card designs...

Any recommendation on which color set to purchase as a starter set??

I am planning on getting one of the 36 sets...but not sure on A B C or D....

I appreciate your thoughts.... & Help ?? : )

thanks
roberta


 
Rockester
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In response to MaggieLizzie

I wouldn't get a whole set of 36 I would get 6 or 8 markers first. I did greens blues and browns to start. You can make dozens of different flowers with those basic three color families.


 
maggiemae0907
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In response to MaggieLizzie

I feel the same - buy a few that are basics and then add along the way. Happy Coloring


 
MaggieLizzie
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In response to maggiemae0907

thanks ladies...


 
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In response to MaggieLizzie

I wuold buy a few colors that you would/could use for a lot of the items you stamp with. For me it's blues/reds/greens/yellow and brown. Then go from there. I love my Copics!


 
MaggieLizzie
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In response to bradley's_mom

thank you : )


 
Joellio
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In response to MaggieLizzie

I bought the A set at christmas... Love it! There are enough colors that I can make do with these only for a while. They have a wide assortment. Depending on what you plan on coloring. I do alot of people and girly stamps and I have definatly enough to start. Skin tones, lots of pinks and purles. The other great thing is that you get a few of each color family so you can start playing with blending... which as far as I am concerned is the best thing about the copics. I ordered the B's now and am waiting for them to show up. Ebay has great deals on these. I could have made due with my A's only but more is better and I am thourouly addicted to them now!


 
HisGEM
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In response to Joellio

I started out with set A with a coupon instead of buying individuals. Then from there, I bought a customized set of the colors I liked and will use most often. You can choose the colors you want...glad I went that route instead.


 
Sneezy1956
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In response to HisGEM

Hang on I have a list let me find it of great basic markers.

Here is Suzanne Deans List and I love it.

Starter List of Copics
Recommended by Suzanne Dean
www.scrapbitz.blogspot.com
(Each color family includes a light, medium & dark tone for blending—great starter set to build on)
Reds:
R29, R24, R22
Skin Tones:
E11, E00, E000, R20 (for blush)
Pinks:
R85, R83, R81 (or)
R20, R22 (or)
RV000, RV21, RV23
Blues:
B97, B93, B91
Or
B26, B24, B21
Aquas:
BG75, BG72, BG11, BG10
Greens:
G99, G82, G40
(or)
YG67, YG63, G20
Yellows:
Y000, Y11, Y13, Y21, Y26
Oranges:
YR00, YR12, YR18
Peaches:
YR000, YR00, YR02
Browns: (good for benches/wood/hair)
E29, E25, E53
(or )
E39, E33, E34
Grays:
C9, C7, C4, C2, C1
Purples:
V000, V12, V15, V17
Lavender:
V93, V95, V99
Accessories:
Copic Colorless Blender & Copic Multiliner fine (0.3) in black


 
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