marker swatch template

Today I’ve got a fun little goodie for you!

I was talking with one of the students on the Created from Color class forum and she showed how she likes to do the swatches for her markers and they totally reminded me of the paint chips I horde from Lowes (I WILL come up with something someday I swear it!) which reminded me of the OTHER paint chips at lowes that have the hole in them for better paint matching/coordinating and my brain smished them together in to what I have for you today!

For my birthday I got myself some new programs that helped me make this PDF download. I was looking for an excuse to get my feet wet and this provided and excellent opportunity πŸ™‚

This PDF is a free download you can use to make a swatch book like in the pick above on your own for ANY type of medium you’d like! It has instructions of how to use it but I’m sure from the picture above you get a pretty good idea. I didn’t want to fill in color numbers of make sizes of rows for you so it was as versatile as it could be.

You can make your swatch groups by color family, color combinations you like or anything else. Go the full rows or cut them smaller, up to you!Β  :DD

Here are the rules associate with this: PLEASE do not download and redistribute or claim you made it. Its frankly super rude. If you want to point people here to download that is awesome and appreciated! I like sharing and respect makes it possible. If you do use it and blog about it post a link in the comments, I’d love to see how you use it!Β 

See that’s it. Nothing hard.Β 

*** PLEASE COMMENT IF YOU DOWNLOAD. It helps me see how many are downloading and if you like it then it helps me to see if I should do more. And its the nice thing to do.***

So if you’d like your own copy you can download it here!

Let me know what you think of it!


  • Annette Allen says:

    that is such an awesome idea.. I Love it.

  • Eline Jansens says:

    Looks awesome!
    I made my own copic color swatch keyring a while ago.
    It’s really a very useful tool!

    curious how mine looks like?

    • Kristy says:


  • Kimberli Sarsfield says:

    That is such a great idea! So you can place your paper under the punch out hole and match the colors perfectly. Miss Genius Kristy strikes again:)

  • Leah Crowe says:

    I’ve been waiting for this post.. absolutely brilliant way to match up papers to markers. Thank you so much!!

  • Alyce says:

    Oh that’s so cool Kristy!! What a great idea I am goin to download now πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ xx

  • Loz β™₯ says:

    thanks so much! I’ve just purchased a different brand of markers to try with my Copics and really need to find the colour groups from them all – this is exactly what I need πŸ™‚

    • Kristy says:

      YAY! Glad you found it helpful for multiple mediums! That was one of my goals with it πŸ™‚

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  • angela says:

    Super Cool, love it and I appreciate the time you put into making this for my pleasure ;D

  • Nicole says:

    Great idea, I printed mine out and then realized I left it in the office. Can’t wait to create my book.

  • Julie D. Richards says:

    Thank you for taking the time to make nd share.

  • Mary Walk says:

    Kristy this is the best idea ever! I use a color chart on my desktop that I have
    made, but this I can keep in my purse when I’m coloring away from my desk.
    I really appreciate the idea and your willingness to share!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

  • Lea Kimmel says:

    Thanks so much for the freebie download! I love Copics and this is just so cute!

  • Lea Kimmel says:

    Thanks so much for the freebie download! I love Copics and this is just so cute!

  • Jess says:

    I’m downloading now for my Speccies πŸ™‚

  • Kim G. says:

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your pdf with us! I’m so going to be making these to match with my papers!!!

  • Anne Temple says:

    What a great idea. Thanks for sharing it and the template.

  • Linda Simpson says:

    I have downloaded and thank you so much for sharing.

    Linda xxx

  • Naomi Hanson says:

    I downloaded. I was currently making swatches of all my art materials and this is awesome! Thank you! I am excited to use this idea with all my paints, pencils, and markers. I have wayyyy to many and this will help me out a ton…plus then I can use them all too!

  • Alienka says:

    Great idea! Big thanks for sharing the template!

  • Deanna D says:

    I downloaded! Can’t wait to use this and share with my Copic friends! Thank you, Kristy.

    • Kristy says:

      Glad you like it! And thanks for sending your friends over here to check it out! πŸ™‚

  • Cyndi Elliott says:

    Thanks for the great idea – I have some swatches but I love the idea of punching out a space. You are so clever.

  • Nana Donna says:

    Thanks Kristy what a great idea, I will have to print some up and get coloring. I might do a set for my Copics and also one for my Prisma Pencils

    • Kristy says:

      That sounds great Nana! I’d love to see if you post about it πŸ™‚

  • Birdie says:

    I love the hole in the sample idea! Brilliant. I posted a link to your blog in a Copic group on Paper Craft Planet.

    • Kristy says:

      Thanks Birdie! I appreciate that! πŸ™‚

  • tmills says:

    How cool is that! I totally love the idea of a punch out to help with color coordinating. Not sure how long or short I would cut mine. I would use it for my copics and would be cool for my memento ink pads. Thank you for sharing!!! πŸ™‚

  • Sharla Laursen says:

    Thank you for this, I plan on making a DIY version of a smashbook..just to keep track of the colors/markers that I have and this template will be perfect!

  • crystal says:

    Thank you so much for this free download.

  • Karen S says:

    That’s super cool! Great idea!

  • moi says:

    Thank you. Great idea!

  • Donna says:

    I am a little late but I found your download on pinterest. What a good idea. Thank you!

  • Dagmar says:

    You always have the coolest ideas thanks

  • Devlin says:

    Such an awesome idea!!

  • Julie says:

    Thanks been looking for something that was more general to use with other things than copics.

    • Kristy says:

      I’m glad that it was helpful to you Julie! πŸ™‚

  • Elaine says:

    this is such a great idea!!! i’ve been searching for this on the internet and finally found it! and i told my friends who are interested in arts to do it for swatching their markers. Thank you!! >^<

    • Kristy says:

      I’m glad its so helpful for you! Thanks for sharing it with your friends too!

  • Julie says:

    Thank you for the swatch template!

  • Laura Scott says:

    This is very useful! Great idea, thanks so much!

  • Valerie Clarke says:

    This is wonderful! I love this idea. Thank you for sharing!

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