It's almost PaperTrey Ink release day again, and this month's group post showcases Heather's new Mini Scrapbook Series: Tabs set. I've been intending to make a Copic color book showing the natural blending families that I use the most, and Heather's set gave me that extra nudge to get going on this project. So far I have all of my PaperTrey Ink Copic color families in my notebook, and I've added extra stamped pages to be able to add colors in the future.
The first few pages are stamped but not colored to leave room for future Blue -Violet and Violet color combinations. After that, I followed my Copic color wheel to put the PaperTrey colors in an order that would be logical and easy to find. The only other blank section is the green section, since the current PTI greens are all Yellow-Greens.
To begin the Red-Violet section, I have Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz.
Next in the Red-Violet section is Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding.
The Reds section includes Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, and Berry Sorbet.
Yellows include Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, and Lemon Tart.
PaperTrey greens include New Leaf, Spring Moss, and Ripe Avocado.
Next, in the Blue-Greens we have Aqua Mist and Ocean Tides.
For Blues, I have Spring Rain and Enchanted Evening.
Finally, I started an Earthtone section with PTI's Dark Chocolate. Under it I have a more neutral brown combo that I sometimes use as well. I haven't created a grays section so far since the grays are all pretty predictable--that doesn't mean that they aren't useful! I use grays quite often, but I don't really need a color reference for them.
I bound my book with a Bind-It-All. Because I knew I would use it often, I wanted it to be spiral bound. I think that I've included enough pages by adding blank stamped pages in between colors; but if I haven't, it will be simple enough to take this binding off, add pages, and insert a new wire binding. Even though I love bows, I left the bows off of the cover, again because of functionality. Buttons will probably survive, but bows are "iffy" at best.
I'm sure that you'll want to see what the rest of the PTI crew has come up with--cards, scrapbook pages, and notebooks. Thanks for visiting!