Copic Markers for Beginners & where to find the lowest price!

*Updated 06/15/2012- Ben Franklin no longer offers the lowest price on copic (sketch) markers. 

The lowest price you will find online is $5.24 with free shipping from Kat Scrappiness

I am a copic marker newbie and although I swore I’d NEVER EVER get into copics, I tried them once and was hooked!  I’ve done some research and have decided that I am only going to buy a few of each color family because that’s all I really need to color in stamped images for cards and layouts, etc.  I see no need to buy all 300+ markers for my purposes.  If you are like me and only need the basics and at the best prices, I’ll share what I’ve found and what I bought.

First of all, I am going by the recommendations of Jennifer McGuire and she recommends the following starter colors:

If you want to get a little more into it and add skin colors and hair colors, she recommends the following:

If I find that I need more than the basic colors, I MAY consider adding the above colors to my collection but for now I’m sticking with the colors in the first image.  You can read more about these recommendations on Jennifer’s website by clicking here. (link will open in a new window)

How to find the best price on Copic Markers.

These are the prices I’ve been able to find on copics:

Kat Scrappiness – $5.24 WITH FREE SHIPPING!

Blick Art Materials – $5.24 – $5.24 – $5.24 – $5.24

Carpe Diem – $5.24

Ben – $5.24

Ellen – $5.25 – $6.26 – $6.49

The only way I have found to get them for less is to use a 40% off coupon at Michael’s but then you have to buy them one at a time and it’s still more than buying them at Ben Franklin.  They are $6.99 each at my Michaels and they never have many in stock so I opted to treat myself to the basic colors for my birthday and I got them from with free shipping for orders over $50.00.

I hope this helps you in your search for copics at the best price.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

If you know of a resource that I’m not aware of, please leave a comment and let me know.  I am always looking for the best price on everything!

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