Recently I bought a bunch of Ciao markers. I decided to get them because of the price, and they were 30% off. The thing I don't like about Ciaos is that they do not have the color number on the end of the markers. Well, here is a blog post by Asela Hopkins that has a pdf file for you to print the labels for the end of the markers. How fun is that? So, I used her amazing file to label my new Ciao markers. Let's look specifically at what I did.
Printing the File
First, I printed the pdf file on X-Press It cardstock. The file is only half of a sheet so you will still have some cardstock to save. Once I printed the file, I trimmed the paper keeping two rows of labels on each strip. This way the strips would be easy to hold, punch, and store.
Preparing and Creating the Labels
Next, I used Mini Glue Dots, a 1/4" circle punch, and the marker itself to prepare the labels.
I first punched the label, attached it to the cap using a Mini Glue Dot, and then I colored the label with the marker so I can see the matching color instead of have white cardstock on the end of each label. Here is what a few of them look like after they have their new labels:
And here is how they look with Sketch markers in my storage unit:
Isn't it wonderful? I know I am going to love this. Yes, the print is tiny but it is better than nothing!! Also, I only put the labels on one end of each marker. I could certainly have done both ends but I didn't think it was necessary. I just need to make sure I put them away each time with the label showing.
Storing Extra Labels
Since I do not have many Ciao markers, I have kept the extra labels so that if I get anymore I will have them ready to go to label new markers. I decided the easiest way to store the extras was to put them in the back of my Copic swatch book using a binder clip. This will work perfectly.
Also, to note which markers are Ciao in my swatch book, I just circled the Ciao abbreviation in the book. Super simple. That way when I match a color I want to use I will easily know if I am looking for a Sketch marker or a Ciao marker. Look below at BG01 to see how I have marked each Ciao marker:
I hope this has been helpful to each of you, and a huge thanks to Asela Hopkins for creating the great pdf file! Have a blessed weekend ahead, and happy labeling!