Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bugaboo Stamps: Copic Refill Tutorial & AKV 2 Wedding | Dance

As it turns out, necessity IS the mother of invention. And all this time I could have sworn that it was getting caught. . .;)

E00 Skin White was my first Copic marker. I purchased it from Hobby Lobby, and even with a 40%-off coupon, I STILL couldn't believe that I was paying that much for one marker! But, since neither Stampin' Up nor Prismacolor had a natural-looking skin tone - always too peach, too pink, too brown - I thought that I might as well give it a try.

Since then I've collected about 90% of all the colors that Copic has available at this time, BUT the one that I keep returning to is E00 Skin White. And while its juiciness seemed to last forever and a day, there finally came a time when I needed to refill it. Lucky for me. . .and you. . .this occurred just in time for Tutorial Wednesday at Bugaboo Stamps' challenge blog, Catch the Bug. :D

***Before I get started, let me just say that the following tutorial is for refilling a Copic Sketch marker only. Do NOT use it to refill a Copic Original marker, a Copic Ciao marker, or a Copic Wide marker.***

Step 1. Supplies: Copic Various Ink Refill bottle, Copic Sketch marker, Copic Booster, Copic Optional Nib Tweezer (not pictured).

Step 2. Unscrew the cap off of the Copic Varios Ink Refill bottle, and screw on a Copic Booster.

Step 3. Use the Copic Optional Nib Tweezer to gently pull te Medium Broad nib out of the Copic Sketch marker barrel.

Step 4. Remove the cap from the Copic Booster, insert the needle into the barrel of the Copic Sketch marker, and gently squeeze until you've delivered approximately 3 ccs of ink. (Use the cc measurements on the side of the Copic Various Ink Refill bottle to monitor your usage.).

  • Note 1: LESS IS MORE!!! If you refill your Copic Sketch marker wtih more than 3 ccs of ink, you'll be wasting it. When you turn it over and replace the nib, the excess ink will simply drip (even pour!) out and ruin whatever project that you're working on.
  • Note 2: One bottle of Copic Various Ink Refill *should* refill a Copic Sketch marker 8-10 times per iCopic.

Step 5. Use the Copic Optional Nib Tweezer to gently push the Medium Broad nib back into the barrel of the Copic Sketch marker.

Step 6. Replace the cap of the Copic Booster and unscrew it from the Copic Various Ink Refill bottle. Screw the cap back on the Copic Various Ink Refill bottle.

  • Note: Using the steps above, rinse the Copic Booster that you just used with 0 Coloress Blender to clean it for re-use.

Step 7. It works!!! :D

PS. Much love and many kisses to my husband Lance for actually doing the work while I took the pictures.

PSS. Yes, I'm still in my "Red & Black Period."

Supplies: Bugaboo Stamps image, Stampin' Up! card stock, The Paper Studio designer paper, Copic markers, Prismacolor markers, Sakura Glaze pen, KI Memories ribbon, Dress It Up embellishments, Mark Richards embellishments.


Cheryl said...

Hi Rae Anne,what a fab tutorial,I only have a few of these markers and the rest are ciao's,but the tutorial will still come in handy.I have only had my copics since November and haven't had to refill them yet,although my Eoo is empty and haven't purchased a refill yet.Love your card and the red and black is a perfect colour combo for this card!!!

Joy said...

great tutorial rae anne, lol, great job to lance too!

Alison said...

Yay thank you for posting this! I've read this process and its not so scary... but its nice to see it done before I hack away at my markers!

Scrappy said...

Love the tutorial and the card! :-)

Michele L. said...

great tutorial....
LOL. It's fun when the DH's get involved in projects and we delegate!!!

love it!

Paige said...

Great tutorial and love the card - too cute!

Cammy said...

Great tutorial -- E00 is one of my fave Copics as well! Cute card too -- always love red & black together.

Tammy Miller said...

this is a great tutorial, I think it was very helpful!!!

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