Okay, okay, okay. I give up! It’s time for me to learn a little about Copics! I’ve been hearing about Copics for at least a year now, if not longer. But since it was a “marker” and I already have a full set of markers from Stampin Up, I figured, “Who cares about a new marker?”
Sacrilege, I know!
I had a chance to see & use Copics up-close at the Heirloom Productions Stamp Show last month while working a make & take.
Okay, NOT just a marker. But I needed to learn more! Here’s a quick overview I grabbed directly from the Copics website:
Copic Markers are the original line of high quality illustrating tools, used for decades by professionals around the world. They are preferred for Architectural design, product rendering, and other forms of Industrial design. They are also popular among the hobby industry for use with models, ceramics and similar projects. We are proud to bring you the highest quality, longest lasting, most versatile markers available anywhere. With over 300 colors, replaceable nibs and ink refills, you will never need to go any further than right here for all your marker needs.
Why choose COPIC?
- Refillable ink and replaceable nibs
- 334 colors
- Guaranteed to not dry out for three years
- Copic Markers are Non-toxic
- Alcohol-based ink dries acid-free
- Our Airbrush System works with COPIC markers
- Guaranteed color consistency
Copic manufactures 4 different types of markers, as well as 4 different types of pens. With all of those choices, I have to admit I’m confused. The two most popular types of Copics are the Copic Sketch Marker (left) and the Copic Marker (right):
It’s hard to see the difference in these pictures, but the Sketch Marker (left) is oval shaped and comes in 334 colors, each with a medium broad tip and a brush tip. The original Copics Marker (right) is square shaped and comes in 214 colors, each with a medium broad tip and a bullet tip.
Still confused? Yeah, me too. Why don’t I let a professional take it from here. Go visit Jennifer McGuire’s blog here to see her breakdown of ALL things Copic. Then, you can visit Jennifer’s blog here to see a video demonstration of how Copics actually work…. and/or if you prefer a pictorial demonstration (I get impatient with videos), you can visit this link from The Stamping Studio to see a step-by-step lesson in using them.
Whew! Isn’t that better?
So, if you weren’t familiar with Copics already, now you at least know what everyone is talking about … and I bet you’ll be more inclined to give them a try the next time you have an opportunity 🙂
In fact, most local scrapbook stores regularly offer Copic classes so be sure to check for those!
This post originally had a giveaway associated with it. That giveaway has long since closed and been awarded.