Copic coloring tutorial and a printable display / handout

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is one of the sponsors for the Copic Certification Classes that I teach, and I am also a member of their design team.  One of my favorite images to work with when teaching overall coloring techniques to my students, in either the immensely popular Copic 101 or the all-day Copic Certification class, is the GG0033 Tree Frog. Because of popular … [Read more...]

Finishing the Dancing Dominos…

I received an e-mail this weekend with a question that I often get since the HGTV appearance where I made the domino bracelet: "I use alcohol inks all the time on Mah Jongg tiles (similar to dominoes) and on tooled metal.  I have been having trouble finding a sealer that does not “melt” the inks into a puddle.  Most of the finishes I have tried act as a solvent on the inks and my … [Read more...]

This is a cool punch…

I typically rip things out of their bindings to get an edge like this.  I have a rolodex card punch - for two holes at a time, spaced for that system.  And I have a Stampin' Up Punch - also just the couple of holes at a time. But move over punches - because EK Success has beaten you the punch with their Paper Shapers Binding Edge punch for $14.99.   For … [Read more...]

Acrylic + Copic + Glimmer Mist = “Happy Accident”

"Art is knowing which mistakes to keep." With that quote in mind, I invite you to see my "happy accident" that combined Glimmer Mist with Copic Colorless Blender (0) on acrylic. The combination of Glimmer Mist, colored Copic Marker airbrushing and Glimmer Screens on acrylic is really hard to beat.   And lately this has been my preferred method of coloring acrylic … [Read more...]

Goodbye Long Branch. Hello, Topsfield! (and some more videos)

This is the view from my hotel room, here in Long Branch, New Jersey.  I've been teaching classes at the SDV this weekend (and last weekend as well!).  The beach is lovely.  And yep, I've been waking up at the crack of dawn every morning.  LOL.  But as lovely as it is, it is COLD and WiNdY here!   So I'm off to the north of Boston tomorrow to teach a Copic … [Read more...]