Copic Info

I thought I list some of my favorite paper, ink and color combos here, so they are easy to find.

Favorite ink for use with Copics: Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black or Rich Cocoa)

Favorite Paper: X-Press It! Blending Card and Neenah Solar White cardstock.
The cardstock I mostly use is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White (80lbs). It is a “soft” cardstock, meaning that it is loosely woven. That makes Copics easy to blend. But because it is loosely woven, you have to be careful that your ink doesn’t travel out of the line. You just need a bit of practice to know when to stop coloring and let the ink dry before continuing.

Storing Markers: All Copic Markers can be stored horizontally or vertically. The only exception are the Spica Glitter pens. Those have to be stored horizontally.

Airbrushing: I use this air compressor. When using an air compressor, you will need the ABS-3 kit along with an air hose.

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I like to store my Copic Markers in Color Cubbies. The Cubbies are slanted and hold 12 Various Ink Refills as well as about 30 Sketch Markers in one compartment.  I LOVE these cubbies. You can purchase them at  Studio 3 Solutions.

Picking Colors that will blend well: When picking markers make sure you purchase markers in the same natural blending group. That means, keep the Letter (stands for color group) and the first number (stands for saturation of the color in that color group) the same. Then purchase a light, medium and dark color in that group. The lighter the color, the lower the second number on the marker. Pick markers with 2 to 3 numbers in between, for example: R24 (your light red), R27 (your medium red), R29 (your dark red)

Basic Blending Instructions:

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Some of my Favorite Color Combos:

  • Red: R08, R27, R29, R39 (touch of orange)
  • Pink: R81, R83, R85,
  • Pink: R12, R14, R17
  • Pink: RV000, RV10, RV13
  • Pink: RV32, RV34, R85
  • Pink: RV10, RV52, RV55
  • Magenta: RV17, RV19, RV69
  • Purple: V12, V15, V17, V09
  • rich Orange: YR04, YR07, YR09, R08
  • light Orange: YR12, YR14, YR18, E08
  • Ochre: YR14, E97, E99, E39
  • rich Yellow: Y17, YR15, YR14
  • light Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38
  • soft Yellow: Y32, Y35, Y38, E97
  • Bright Green: G03, G05, G07, G09
  • Bright Yellow Green: YG03, YG25, YG17
  • leavy Green 1: YG63, YG67, G28
  • leavy Green 2: G21, G24, G28
  • leavy Green 3: G82, G94, G85
  • Minty Green: G000, G00, G02
  • mossy green light: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
  • mossy green dark: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
  • mossy green dark 2: BG93, BG96, BG99, T7
  • light blue: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05
  • light blue 2: B00, B02, B04
  • Aqua: BG11, BG32, BG13
  • Aqua: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
  • darker Aqua: BG34, BG13, BG15
  • Not quite Navy: BG72, BG75, BG78
  • Jeans blue: B91, B93, B95, B97
  • E’s….I love them all. Sorry!
  • Grays: Favorites are N’s, T’s, C’s and then W’s (that order)

Learn more about Copic Markers HERE.

Find some fanastic Copic tutorials HERE.

Check for upcoming Copic Certification classes HERE.

Great Copic Color Chart by Sharon Harnist: Download HERE

Copic Regional Instructors:

Lori Craig – Central US

Sharon Harnist – South Central US

Debbie Olson – US Great Lakes

Colleen Schaan – Eastern US

Sherrie Siemens – NW US and Canada

Marianne Walker



Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

10 Responses to “Copic Info”

  1. Thank you for this imformation. I wish I had it before I purchaced mine. Now I will use this. ;0)

    Traci Lord
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  2. Thanks so much Beate, I’m about to take the plunge….I just knew you would be there to assist…soooo I popped in once again and there you are to guide me…LOVE LOVE LOVE having you at my side.. THANKS ONCE AGAIN(I think I’m becoming a Beate Stalker! LOL)

    Debbie English

  3. great information; it’s great that you are able to share this information.

    thank you!

  4. you listed r13 as one of the colors for pink. did you mean r12, there isn’t an r13.
    you also have bg95 listed for mossy green dark2, is this suppose to be bg96?


  5. Great tutorial!

  6. Beate, Thanks so much for this information. I am trying to teach myself, and I now have a better understanding of the different shades and blending.

  7. These are amazing!!!! So glad I waited before I bought something else!!!

  8. Fabulous tutorial! Thanks ever so much!

  9. I love your videos on the copics. I haven’t tried them out yet but would love to. Maybe some day soon. Your videos are very helpful. Thanks so much Beate

  10. Ive just started with copics and have 90 of them. Love the videos and your beautiful cards too. Thanks!

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