Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing Copic‘s new Art Carrying Case and how my handy husband created removable inserts for the markers. This sturdy, lightweight case holds all 358 Sketch markers with extra room for accessories and comes in four colors. You can read a bit more about it here.
Plastic marker cases, available here, fit inside, holding the markers upright, in place and nicely organized with room to spare.
I, however, don’t have any of those cases. After chatting with friends and doing a bit of Pinterest research, I found that many folks use fluorescent lighting ceiling panels as the markers, both Sketch and Caio, fit perfectly within the squares.
From one panel (<$20), my husband used a Sawzall with a fine blade to cut two pieces, (each is 26 x 19 squares) to fit the inside of the case. He also cut two pieces of foam core board to 17 1/8″ x 3 1/2″.
One grid is placed on the bottom, the core board is placed along each long side with the second grid placed on top. A marker inserted at each corner holds the core boards and grids perfectly in place. My husband is so clever. ♥
With 26 x 19 squares, I can hold 494 markers (haha). I don’t have all 358 markers, but if I did, I’d have plenty of room to spare. With the extra space, I find it helpful to leave a bit of room between the color groups.
I like that the panels are easily removable so the case is great for other items as well. When not in use, I store the panels, strap and keys inside.
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