Wednesday, February 17, 2016


So today I just thought I'd Blog about a recent video I saw.  It was about storage and I'm all about storage.  It was for Copic markers which I still do not own even 1 but I do have markers so it could come in hand.  What the real surprise was for me was that she had 358 Copic markers!!  I can't even imagine having 200 markers of a combined combination yet alone 358 of 1 brand!  As I watched her video I pondered why does one need 39 grey markers?  I mean wouldn't you spend more time taking caps on and off than you would coloring?  I understand you need various colors to create the shading while coloring with Copics but this just seemed silly to me.   I am a Tombow girl.  Yes Copic colored images are beautiful but so are the Tombow colored ones.  I think the thing that prevents me from further exploring Copic coloring IS the number of markers you really do need to have.  I guess I don't mind using a little water to lighted my greys.  I have 2 Tombow greys, 1 light, 1 dark.  To water color you don't need numerous shades of 1 color ink.  You can achieve various shades just using water.  
Please do not think I am dissing Copic's....I'm not.  Everyone has their own favorite markers.  My only reason for today's post is the amazement of so many markers!  I know if I were to get all of the Tombow ones that there are probably 98 of them (a guess) and of course now if you add  Tim Holtz ones that's an additional 61 ish?  And what about American Craft markers (similar to Stampin Up) that's another about 30.  So you could be around 200 ish if you had them all.  I probably have about 90 markers in all but they are a combination of Tombow, Tim Holtz and American Craft.  I keep each set separate so I guess it just doesn't seem as much as when you have 358 markers of 1 brand in 1 place!  LOL  
Anyway for those you you with a bunch of markers this particular person used a deep Art Bin case that she had fitted with a grid panel for lighting from the home improvement store.  Here's a link to her video.HERE  
Well enough of my rambling.  I'm off for a long weekend rest up north.  No Phones, no internet......Peace :)

Till next time



  1. lol, we all have our vices. Perhaps she's really good at blending and needs that many grays?

    1. Chingaling ling....yes we do and mine happens to be paper cutters! Can't find my favorite yet and I believe I have 11 of them plus 4 I've passed down to my granddaughter! LOL

  2. I have about a hundred Copic markers but find myself using the same favorite 10 or 12 over and over. My cue to stop buying them!

  3. My Copics are like my collection. I hope to someday have all 358, But for me I'm always trying to find just the right color to match and Even though I have recently been struggling to find just the right color even though I have about 70 markers :P

  4. I have lots of copics, not sure I have 358 though ;) I have others too, promarkers and spectrum Noir, I guess it depends what your passion is. I only have 1 cutter LOL.

  5. I have the A and B sets of Copics (that's 142) and I never find myself at a loss for a specific color. I have Tombow as well...a handful and, you're right, you can do amazing things with just one light and one dark gray marker.

  6. Hee hee, I don't own a single one! I'm a prismacolor marker girl and love, love, love them. As my dad said, if it isn't broken, why fix it! So I stay with prismas - LOL