In Color Copics

August 25th, 2008

I have some good news to share!  Today was my 7 week weigh-in.  I’m only weighing in every 2 or 3 weeks and in the past 2 weeks I lost 5.4 pounds!  That’s a total of 13.4 pounds off (41.6 still to go)!  I am beyond excited.  And Curt (who started 2 weeks after me) has lost 11 pounds.  Can I hear a WooHoo???!!  Our initial plan was to stick with Nutrisystem for 2-3 months and then switch back to Weight Watchers.  For now we’re going to play it by ear and see how long we can tolerate the packaged food with Nustrisystem. The dinners are actually pretty good and it’s nice to be able to go in and customize our menus. It’s been great not to have a lot of decisions to make and not worry about proper portion control.  I know that WW is a better long term solution, but it also takes more focused effort the first couple of months.  We do allow ourselves two meals out per week and boy do we ever look forward to those!  Picking a restaurant for dinner never had so much meaning for us.  LOL!

Now on to something stamping related.  As soon as I got samples of the new SU In-Colors I sat down to determine the best Copic marker matches.  I’m sure lots of people have posted their opinions on this (although I haven’t read any), but I thought I’d share mine.  Hopefully some of you will find it helpful.

copics-close-up-in-colors-jami-custom.jpgPacific Point – B06 Peacock Blue

Baja Breeze – BG72 – Ice Ocean

Pink Pirouette – RV00 Water Lily

Kiwi Kiss – YG03 – Yellow Green

Tangerine Tango – YR09 Chinese Orange

Riding Hood Red – R37 Carmine

The only one that’s not a really great match is the Kiwi – Yellow Green.  The rest are super close.  Click on the chart below to view it full size.  You’ll see a scallop circle swatch of the cardstock next to a large swath of marker color and below that you’ll see SU white taffeta ribbon that has been dyed with the marker. copics-in-colr-matches-jami-medium.jpg

I absolutely LOVE this trick.  The taffeta takes the dye amazingly well, dries very quickly,  and you can have ribbon in any color.  Simply run the ribbon under the broad tip end of the marker held down on some scratch paper.  Couldn’t be easier.  All of the color matches are actually closer in real life than the scan shows.  It’s so hard to get true color on a scan like this.  Scroll down to my previous post and see a card with taffeta ribbon dyed orange – it’s a fabulous match to the Tangerine cardstock.

Of course if you’re *serious* about coloring, you’ll also want additional colors for shading, but hopefully this will give you a good starting point.  There are lots of sources for Copic markers – I get mine at eclectic Paperie.  I prefer the Originals with the fine tip, but not all colors are availabe in Original so I buy Sketch when neccessary – as with the Ice Ocean and Water Lily above.

Thanks for stopping by and happy coloring!

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8 Responses to “In Color Copics”

  1. Carol Scheevel Says:

    Thanks Jami. You must have been reading my mind. I was just playing in my stamp room last night and looking at those in color swatches you gave us, and thinking I needed to look for some Copic’s to match! Thanks for all you do to enable us!!! :)

  2. Rachel Hope Says:

    Congrats on the loss!!!! And thank you SOOOOO much for the color matches!

  3. Gail S. Says:

    I know how hard it is to stick to a weight loss program. I have done the weight watchers and the nutri system and it is a struggle so CONGRATULATIONS!! Keep it up. You also feel so much better when those pounds start melting off.
    Love to read your blog practically every day!!

  4. Kerry Fitzpatrick Says:

    THANKS…..I’m so glad that you did a color match with the copics to the new SU in-colors. Thanks, that will make it a lot easier!!! That Kiwi is a hard color to match….too much brown tone, I guess.
    Good luck with the diet….I don’t know a person that isn’t trying to lose more weight some how, me included.

  5. Carol G Says:

    Hi Jami. Would you by chance have the other SU colors with the copic marker that matches them? Thanks.

  6. Hope Conerly Says:

    Jami,

    That is wonderful about your weight loss. I decided to take the plunge as well and do NS, but I gotta tell you, these meals are not really good. At least I haven’t found anything yet? This is just my first week, so I guess that I need to give it more time. I hope that I am as successful as you have been. I agree, 2 month or so and then WW is the way to go.

    Thanks for the Copic matching too!

    Hope

  7. Juli Smith Says:

    Those Copic match picks are similar to the ones I decided on! Woohoo! Everyone just needs to keep in mind that color matching is truly in the eye of the beholder, as well as affected by lighting, etc. Go with a shading family – and I don’t think you can go wrong. anyone who looks that particularly at your work will deserve something not nice! lol

    CONGRATS on the weight loss! I did well with WW two years ago – but life circumstances have taken their toll, adn I need to get back to it – but somehow the motivation is lacking.

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