Copic and Prisma storage and color chart

On yesterday’s post Carol from Australia (hi Carol!) commented about the canvas box full of envelopes containing my clear stamp sets and was wondering if I was going to add tabs or some type of identification for the stamp categories so that when they are sorted each category can be found quickly.  The answer is yes!!!!  I’m in the process of figuring out the best material for the dividers (cardstock is too flimsy, so heavy chipboard may be the answer) and  how to make the tabs themselves.  Once I am done with sorting and tabbing everything I will post another photo.

Copic and Prisma Storage and Color Chart

I used to store my copic markers in a  plastic bin sorted by the color blend groups sold by Flourishes.  I kept them in their original packages but the little bags were starting to get torn.  For my prisma pencils they were all just in a small plastic bin and I’d have to rummage through them to find the colors I needed.  Here is my latest storage system for both.

Copics

 Prismas

Here’s a close up of the copic markers.  The cute buckets are from the Target $1 area and hold about 24 sketch markers.  I’ve sorted them in each bucket by general color group (reds, blues, greens, etc.)

 

Now that I have the markers and pencils nicely (and neatly!) displayed by general color group I wanted to have a handy reference chart available for each.  Here is what I’ve come up with so far.

For the copics you can get a blank color chart where you fill in the boxes as you purchase markers to keep track in one place of the colors you have.  The chart is found HERE.   There are a couple of online stores that sell copics in color groups and have color charts specifically for their groups.  Flourishes and Papertrey are two stores that sell in this manner and I’ve printed out Flourishes groupings for my reference.  Their charts fit on an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet and fit in a plastic page protector. 

For prismas, a blank color chart can be found on this SCS thread HERE.  This is a wonderful chart ( available in excel or word) and is a great way to keep track of what colors you have.  I printed out this chart and colored  in the blank spaces just below each name with that color pencil and now have a great reference chart.    That was good to start with for prismas, but I wanted a chart similar to what Flourishes does with their copics – a chart showing natural color blend groups.  So….what I started to do was as I use my prismsa and find a small group (3 or 4 pencils) of colors that blend well I note them in a journal I created.  Eventually I will have a record of my favorite blends and can create a master grouping.  I just started doing this – here is a photo the journal and a close up of one page. 

 

 

The journal was created with my Bink-It-All ( I love that machine!!!) and has good quality card stock inside.  You can do this type of art journal not just for copics or prismas, but any type of marker.  It’s a great way to keep a reference of color blends that have worked for you!

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