Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Copic Stuff

I showed the Copic Ciao color chart that I created as soon as I got my full set of Ciaos a few months ago. Well, since then I've started adding Sketches to my collection as well, so I decided I needed a new color chart. I just added to my old Ciao chart and reformated it to nicely fit on 2 pages. I taped 2 clear sheet protectors into a manila folder and slipped the sheets inside the page protectors to get the above.

I wanted it inside the manila folder to keep the light off it so it has less chance of fading. I keep the folder right by my markers so I can pull it out anytime I want to choose colors.

I also recently re-did how I store my markers. I hated having to put the markers back in the containers they came in everytime I used them, so I tried the Pampered Chef turnabout. That actually worked really well, but I outgrew it pretty fast! So I looked around and found some stackable wine racks at Pier One and cheap plastic cups from Walmart, and I've got a great storage system that I love and has plenty of space for more markers! And if I really want to, I can just keep adding more racks and cups to store even more!

To secure the cups to the racks, I drilled 2 really small holes in the bottom of each cup and then wired the cups to the back of the rack (you can just barely see it when you enlarge the picture).

I hope you like what I've come up with!

40 comments:

Sue said...

That's a great idea for all markers! How creative!

Kerry J. said...

What a great storage solution! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kim said...

AWESOME idea...love your storage solution! I would LOVE to have a copy of your marker document to see how you organized your chart! I am getting a set of copics in the future...and am VERY excited to use them!
Hugs~ Kim

Jamie said...

wow this is awesome!! I love your storage solution and your copic chart. Fantastic idea I may have to use it.

Holly said...

Maureen, what a great way to store your copics! I don't have near that many (yet!), but that idea is just fantastic!

Holly
hogwildaboutstamping.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I absolutely LOVE your storage idea as well as the manilla folder idea. You can bet that I will be using both of these for my Copics! Thank you so much for sharing!

Heather said...

Great thinking! I'm so jealous!

Kim Chase said...

I may have to use some of my birthday money and make a trip to Pier 1. I love that store - you can really find cool things there and re-purpose them to fit your needs. Thanks for sharing!

Precious Scraps by Beverly said...

I love this ! Awesome storage idea which I am going to copy and great idea for your charts, which I am going to copy as well. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

this is a brilliant idea

Jennifer (jennifer-g) said...

Oh I freakin' love this idea. I need that. Right now. It's perfect! I hate how I have mine now but haven't figured out what to do yet. Since the move is in a couple weeks I have time to find myself one of those racks. Pier 1 rules!

~amy~ said...

MAGnificent idea!!!

Kari said...

Fantastic idea!!! I love it!!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Completely brilliant! Thanks for sharing it. :0)

Robyn said...

This is brilliant! Off to pier one I go....purchased a desk there last week! Thanks

Jacquie said...

Wow, I have almost the same thing on my desk, but use some stacking bins I bought at the dollar store and then put the cups in there, and just stacked them up!

It really is nice and easy to grab the markers when they are stored this way, easy to see, easy to grab and easy to put back.

Amy said...

I love the way your store your markers!

Jaimie said...

I love this! I want to use it in my preschool classroom and already picked up a wine rack from Goodwill. Where did you get the tumblers from?

cgashley said...

That is a FABULOUS idea! I'm doing the "why didn't I think of that?" face right now :)

Thanks for sharing!

Taylor said...

just found this on pinterest and I LOVE IT!

i am doing a series on my blog about unique craft spaces/ideas and would love for you to link this up!
I will be doing a ton of features!

Thanks
Taylor
http://www.itstaylormade.com/2011/11/craft-spaces.html

Jamie @ Sew Rockin' said...

OMG you solved a huge problem for me! I have the very same 3 tiered wine rack that I bought for under $10 at a thrift store only to figure out that I don't drink wine much and if I did I wouldn't ever have that much of it on reserve. I have been trying to figure out what to do with it...almost gave it away. I didn't even think to put something like a cup in it for storage. I might even use some pvc pipe or something along that line too. I am so excited!!! Thanks!

Laurie said...

That is seriously brilliant!

divinecrone said...

LOVE THIS!! Now I just need to finish organizing my space so I have somewhere to put this... thank you!

SweetSugarBelle said...

This is great for so many things!!! Even icing bags ;-)

plane patty said...

LOVE this idea, much better than those boxes that you have to put each marker in it's little slot.

You could probably even get glasses with lids so if you wanted to take your markers with you all you have to do is put the lids on the glasses and they wouldn't spill out while traveling!

Thanks for the BRILLIANT idea!!

plane patty said...

LOVE this idea. Much better than those Copic boxes where you have to put each marker in it's own little slot.
You could probably even get cups that have lids so if you wanted to take your markers to a class all you would have to do is put the lids on the glasses to keep them from spilling out while traveling!
Thanks for the BRILLIANT idea!!

Molly said...

I just found this from Pinterest!! This would be a great way for me to store coloring supplies in my classroom! And I love all your colorful markers!

Molly
Lessons with Laughter

Anonymous said...

I WANT THIS! :) Im going to be a first year teacher this year and trying to find ways to store my markers and other things, this is a great idea!

Christine said...

I've been looking for a way to store my markers...I love this idea! How creative! How much was the wine rack? I am a new follower and think I will really enjoy your blog!

A French Accent said...

Great idea! I got to make myself one of those!

Vicki DeBolt said...

I love the idea. I have the wine racks but am having a hard time finding glasses to fit. Do your glasses fit completely or do the go close to the back and then tied?

Thanks for your help.

Lasertek said...

Seriously? Wow! That's really creative and they make a colorful storage space. I'm not sure what alternative you can use for the office though. But I want this!

Running Betty said...

I actually own that wine rack and was about to throw it out because I don't drink. Now I will suggest this to my artist daughter!

Nessa Locke said...

That is awesome. I linked back here from Pinterest. I have seen so many crappy solutions to the copic marker storage issue, but this one rocks!

Tammy J said...

I love the storage idea. Clever. But may I ask do u have a copy of the color chart you made for the sketch colors that you could share. If not I understand. Thanks

gobarb26 said...

Both ideas are great! I think I will give them a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

4kids2many said...

Wow nifty..I searched high and low and ended up with commercial holder that was cheap and effective, but they all are kinda pricey, or bulky! You are VERY creative.

adele robbetze said...

hi just found your blog through a pinterest pin. love the way u did your folder and store your markers do u still have the file? would love it if u are willing to share

Minnie said...

Wow! I am thinking of getting one for the vanity in my dressing area.

jocostello said...

Wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing.