The Cat’s Meow (SC158)

COPIC is a fast drying, double-ended, non-toxic marker that comes in 310 colors. Copic Markers are refillable, non-toxic, fit into a special airbrush system, have replaceable nibs and are toner compatible.

The color-number system: ie – RO8, R stands for the color family Red (B-blue, NG-neutral gray, E-earth, etc.) The last number, 8 in this case, is how dark it is. So R59 would be darker than R08, but R08 would be darker than R20.

The middle number is the color tone or brightness/dullness. In the case of R08, it has a slight orange feel, but an R59 has almost a red-violet tint.

When shading an object, try to use two colors of the same color family, the lighter one for midtones and the darker one for shadows, with the last number 1-3 numbers different, and the middle number as close as possible, if not the same.

Although are quite pricey, they sure to do the job. All copic markers are refillable, hence the price. I recently purchased the starter (12 pack) copic markers just to give it a try and as well a SCS challenge. This is what I came up with.


This was so much fun, and I love the markers. The colors are so much brighter, and yes it matches SU colors.

I used B14 Light Blue: Ballet Blue and YR04 Orange: Only Orange, E08 Burnt Sienna, RO08 Vermellion, and B29 Ultramarine, for shading.

The Ballet Blue was cut 4.25 x 11. Fold in half, cutting 1.5 inches off one bottom. Designer paper was mounted on black cardstock and glued onto the base card. Add your image on the bottom.

Stamps: Cat’s Meow
Paper: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Black, Designer Paper
Ink: Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Brads