Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Last Day for Free Digi

Good morning everyone!  Just a reminder that today is the last day that you can get the free digital stamp that Krista Smith is giving away at Saturated Canary.  After today, you can still purchase in her shop but who doesn't like free, right?  So, head on over....you can find the digi Jules here.

Big Copic Hugs!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Saturated Canary Rapunzel Card

Good morning everyone!  Today I am sharing a card that is on display this month for the hair classes I am teaching at Ben Franklin Crafts.  As a class we are not coloring this image but I use it to show the techniques I use for coloring hair.  I really adore this image by Krista Smith....ok, I love all images by Krista Smith.  That is one talented lady right there!  And so generous too!  The image was colored with copics and made into a "Magic Card".  I forgot to take pictures I the inside so will have to update this post at a later date. 

Tool Time & 20% Off Copic Markers

Good Morning!  On Saturday, August 4 from 10-11 am I will be demonstrating Copic Markers during Ben Franklin's Tool Time.  Please come join me!  It is a free event and if you watch the demonstration you will receive a coupon good for 20% off Copic Markers valid only between the hours of 10am-12pm on 8/4/12.  This is a great way to start your collection or build upon your existing collection!  I mean who doesn't love a discount?  And 20% to boot?  So....come on down and join the fun!  Ben Franklin is located at 21121 Hwy 410 Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Big Copic Hugs!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Saturated Canary Digi

Hi all!  I know....2 blog posts in 1 day!  What has gotten in to me?  I just wanted to let you all know that the wonderful Krista Smith from Saturated Canary (one of my absolute favorite digi stamp artists who is now releasing her images as rubber stamps at CHA next week) will be giving away this darling stamp Monday and Tuesday on her blog here!  Yes, you read that right.....give away, as in FREE!  Her name is Jules and she is a full digi but was cropped for this particular card that Krista made.  Krista also has some new digis out today and is offering 30% off orders through Saturday 11pm EST with the code: CHALOVE.  You can check out her shop here!

Have a great evening!
Big Copic Hugs!

Cupcake Gift Card Holder Class

Hello all!  Hope all is well with you!  Next month at Ben Franklin, in addition to my regular Copic Marker classes, I will be teaching how to make this adorable cupcake gift card holder!  With the huge cupcake rage we are in, it seems fitting to be able to give someone a gift like this with a gift card to a cupcake shop, a craft store, a coffee shop, or whatever suits their fancy!  I love that you can make these in any colors you want - girlie or even masculine (think adding burlap  or flannel would work for a guy)?  If you are in the area, I hope you will come and join me for an afternoon of fun.  The class will be held August 1st at 1:30pm  You can register in store or online here at Ben Franklin Classes (just look for the Cupcake Class).  The schedule will be going up soon for August, so keep your eyes peeled! 

Cupcake Gift card holder class; home decor; paper crafting

P.S. I will be adding my Copic Classes for August soon so check back soon for those dates.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Coloring Hair & Copics - A Picture Tutorial

1.    First stamp your image using copic-friendly ink of choice - I prefer Memento Tuxedo   Black ink (or print out image if using a digital image).  The image I am using is a digital image from Some Odd Girl that I cropped for a  tutorial/class on coloring hair.  She is called Alice Mae.
2.     I start with my darkest color.  In the sample below I used E25 as my darkest color.  Color the deepest shadows and roots using a very light flicking motion or feathered stroke.  Your strokes should always begin at the darkest part of the hair and brush outward.  You should also color in the same direction as the strands of hair.
Copic coloring tutorial; Copic hair coloring picture tutorial
3.     Take your next darkest color or your mid-tone, in this case E31, and very lightly flick from about a third of the way into the darker color toward the "highlight", covering part of the strokes you already colored. 
4.     At this point, I go back to the darkest color (E25) and darken up the edges again using the very light flicking motion. 
5.     Then I go back in with mid-tone, E31,  and blend the E25 edges out using the very light flicking motion. You could be done at this point if you prefer a lot of highlights or white space.  For this class or tutorial, I chose to continue on with another step. 
6.   For the final step I used the lightest color, in this case E50, to lightly blend out the mid-tone color E31.  Again I used a very light flicking motion starting about a third of the way into the mid-tone color and flicking into the lightest area.  I used very little of the E50 to blend.

7.     I finished coloring the entire head of hair using the same technique throughout.

Copic tutorial, copic hair picture tutorial, how to color hair

If you have any questions, please let me know.  Hope to see you all coloring again real soon!