Thursday, July 26, 2007

To answer a question

A couple of people have emailed me asking how I decide my color choices for markers. I use Prismacolor and some Le Plume by Marvy (and two Copic) markers. What I have done is made up a little cheat sheet with blocks that show the actual color of markers on white paper. It is hanging on a magnetic board in my craft hole. Whenever I need to color in an image, I pull it down and make my choices. I used to use scrap paper and color a line every time I need to make a color decision, but I think this is much easier, for me, anyway. Here is a peek at my chart (I did it in a word processing document, saved it, for when this is full and I get more colors).

5 comments:

Penny said...

What a great idea! I need to do something like this because I find myself doing the same thing all the time. (color on a piece of white cs to see how the color looks.) TFS!

imteresa said...

Hey, that's brilliant! I made up a mini one before, but it wasn't with names. Good idea!

Kristina Lewis said...

Whata great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Great idea!! I need some more markers. I was drooling over some Copic markers today at HL. I am using PrismaColor now, but don't have too many.

Juliet A said...

I do the color-on-a-scrap thing, but lately, I have found myself incorporating those randomly-colored scraps into my cards! I love piecing together paper scraps, and a few stray marks really makes a bit of paper interesting.

If I were the type that could actually throw a scrap of paper away, then a chart would be a great idea.