How I Organise- Copics And Other Mediums

Like a lot of people, I store my colouring stuff in this Ikea Raskog Cart

Here is my colouring workstation. If you remember my craft room of old, I used to colour at the desk on the other side. I've since moved the desk, where my old photographic area used to be, to back onto my main desk and I now use this area to colour. I have a colouring easel my husband bought me and a magnifying lamp (with light) for close up work. To the right of that area is my Raskog cart where I store my colouring stuff. 

On the desk is a little white storage holder which I use to store some copic skin colours plus blender, a couple of Lyra pencils that I use frequently for doing shadows/highlights, most used paintbrushes, white and black gel pens and Wink Of Stella brush. These are basically items I use most frequently when I'm colouring. Behind the white holder (to the right) is my acrylic file holder- I use this for my colouring resources. 

I store my copics in these dishwasher baskets. OK, I admit they're not pretty but they are pretty much the perfect size for storing them in the individual colour groups and for storage in the top layer of my cart. I have mainly ciaos but some sketch.

As I mentioned, my acrylic file holder contains some resources I use for colouring. I store my Copic Hex Chart, copic colour chart (including multiliners) and Tim Holtz Distress Ink swatch on this clipboard.

I've also got a class booklet from an online class I've registered for and the black file is for the ECCP I've started doing.

I also store my copic journals here. You can read about the decorated one here, the black one is going to be for copic colour combos. 

I've just started noting down the copics I use for every image I colour. I intend on writing the date I post it on my blog so that I've got a coloured picture to refer to! At the moment it's just a basic notebook but I do want to decorate it!

This is the second layer of my cart. In here I store my copic multiliners, my airbrush (yet to be used!!) and spare copic nibs in a blue pot from Ikea. The two white containers have Lyra and Caran d'Ache Supracolor pencils in and gel pens in. I also have my stumps for Lyra pencils and copic masking tape here. I would store my copic refills, copic cleaning stuff and Gamsol here but it's a bit of a no-no right now with a toddler!

I store my copic multiliners in this case. I have the full range of coloured ones and a couple of different sized black ones. I also store my Kirarina Wink pens here as they have to be stored horizontally.

The bottom layer of the cart contains painting materials. I have watercolour papers, some ancient Marvy Le Plume pens, Peerless watercolours, my Distress Markers, brushes and a few bits and bobs.

Behind the trolley, you can just seen my beautiful wooden box of Polychromos.

I store my Peerless Watercolours in this small Instagram Folder with inserts by We R Memory Keepers. 

I punched out 5.3cm x 5.3cm squares of watercolour paper using a large punch. Then I labelled these up using clear tape and my Dymo Labeller. I then punched a smaller square of each of the watercolour samples and adhered them using my Scotch Tape Gun. Using a paintbrush, I brushed a small sample of the watercolour beneath the swatch aiming to show the contrast in depth of colour from left to right.

I then put these in the inserts and arranged them in the following colour groups: yellow, orange, green, green/blue, blue, pink, purple, red, brown, grey and black. They were arranged from light to dark within these colours. 

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