Copic Coloring with D2BA Poinsettia Tangle

December 7, 2017 |  by  |  Copics  |  No Comments

Hello Dare 2B Artzy fans! You probably have seen a few colored poinsettia flowers and crafts around here lately. I sure have and I am loving them all so much that I had to jump in and color one up for myself! Before I show you the pretties make sure you check in on this month’s challenge and get your submission entered so you have a chance at some goodies!

December Challenge: Spirit of the Season

Now here are some peeks at what I created!

I used Copic markers to color up this embossed version of the Poinsettia in my sketchbook.

And here are the colors I used:

The real treat is I videoed the whole process and if you would like to see! Video

To see all the wonderful D2BA products make a quick run through the store AND make sure to add a Poinsettia Tangle to your cart 😉

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

Imagination International, Inc. Holiday Wish List Part 2!

November 27, 2017 |  by  |  Copics, Doodling, Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

So I was going to do a top 5 wish list from Imagination International, Inc. BUT there are just too many things I love about the products at III so I am doing a part 2 with 5 more things that I would put on my wish list. So you know, I am only putting items on my wish list that I use regularly! These are things that I pull out multiple times a week and some on a daily basis. So on with the crafty/artsy goodness! If you missed the first 5 scroll down or check them out on this post: Imagination International, Inc. Holiday Wish List Part 1

6. Kirarina Wink pens

I love these opaque pens! I use them on top of my Copics in a lot of situations, in particular small touches of opaque white. Small reflection in an eye anyone? They even have a little shimmer!

7. Is another Kirarina product, Kirarina 2win

Do you have a planner person in your life? You know who I am talking about , list making calendar toting highlighting fool? These are so perfect! They have 2 ends (thus the 2win name) One is a sketch pen and the other is a slightly lighter ink that is a highlighter! All sorts of fun colors AND scented, makes me giggle every time! It takes me right back to grade school! Mr. Sketch ring a bell to anyone out there? These are an upgrade and I have found myself even tucking them into my purse and every corner so they are always available for lists, notes and of course my planner!!

8. Sense Book. OK I know another paper source, but this one I use completely differently! 

Sense books come in refill and non-refill varieties I have both and depending on who you are buying for both have their benefits. Why do I like them, I just like the aspect of different sizes, I have a small one for a prayer journal and medium size one (many of these) for all of my class notes, ideas, quick sketches AND lettering practice. And I love the variety of paper styles as well, they come in lined paper, blank and graph as well. The graph works brilliantly for my lettering practice and the blanks are super fun for quick sketches. 

9. Nobby pencils

These are SO FUN. If you have a sketch artist in your life this would need to get bumped up to #1. These are chunky lead pencils that are perfect for drawing. They even have their own built in sharpeners in the lid. (Don’t forget the refill leads if this makes it into your shopping cart)

10. Tommy Art

OK so out of the list I have given you this is the one I do not reach for regularly BUT it is not because I do not love the product it is a time issue! I heart these paints and all the mediums that come with them! Tommy Art is a chalk based paint that blows the others right out of the park. You know how Copic is the #1 Alcohol marker well Tommy is going to become the #1 crafters paint not to mention DIYer and maybe even some mixed media artists as well! This line includes colors and mediums like waxes, coatings, pastes, transfer gels, sparkle and ohhh metallic! And they are continuing to expand the product line!

Woosh! I am ready to go shop! I hope this helps AND if you ever have questions please ask! I am on-line most days and happy to help!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

Imagination International, Inc. Holiday Wish List Part 1!

November 24, 2017 |  by  |  Copics  |  No Comments

All I want for Christmas is art supplies. Yeah I still love to color doodle and explore all things artsy! So I am creating a two part post telling you about my top 10 wish list items that can all be found at Imagination International, Inc!

  1. Copic markers (of course!)

If you or the one you are buying for has an ongoing wish list of “must have colors” this is probably right at the top of his or her list it would be the top of mine! Copic markers are an alcohol based marker that will blend just like paint! They are low oder, have replaceable nibs and are refillable. You can store them vertical or horizontal and come in 368 colors yes you are seeing that correctly 😉

2. Paper! Yep if I am going to color I want PAPER! Two amazing options at III that I love:

X-Press It Blending Card – pricy but oh so nice. This is a very hard cardstock in that it is super smooth and is going to take A LOT of ink! You can add layer upon layer and not bleed beyond your image lines.

Copic Sketch Books that are manufactured right at the III warehouse are amazing as well! I LOVE the paper in these books a little bit lighter weight, but still takes a lot of ink! It is slightly off white and the books come in a plethora of wonderful sizes!

3. Transfer Paper! This is one of my absolute favorite NEW products from X-Press It. This stuff is amazing!

You can run it through your printer, use each sheet multiple times and comes in graphite and white to work on darker papers. Best of all it will not come off on your fingers or your projects until you want it too! This is NOT the old carbon paper!

4. Another product that is from X-Press It is their tape runners! These guys are the bomb!

After doing a lot of research they discovered that the refillable dispensers were using even MORE plastic then the disposable ones so this guy even though it is disposable is being Earth friendly! This looks like your standard tape runner but there are some neat features, the adhesive is great super sticky, all you have to do is lift to stop the tape, no pulling or dragging to get the tape to stop. 

5. Copic Multiliners make my list as well! 

I am a doodler as you know 😉 and in order to doodle and add all my beautiful Copic color on top of my doodles I NEED sketch pens that are compatible with my Copics. Multiliners fill the bill, they are completely compatible (made by the same company to work in partnership with Copic ink). They come in multiple colors and A LOT of different sizes! If you are interested in refillable ink and replaceable nibs check out the SP Multiliners.

If you would like a little less expensive pen that is disposable (they will still last quite a while look into the Multiliner. Both pens are sold individually and in sets. 

If you have any questions on the products I have listed let me know!! I am happy to help AND I will have a part 2 with some fun different products for the crafters in your lives. I will post those on Monday!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

Imagination International Inc. Announcement!

November 21, 2017 |  by  |  Announcements, Classes, Copics  |  6 Comments

As one door closes another opens! The Copic Girls are still ready to share Copic love and creativity. 

First: If you had not taken the Certification classes or the current workshop series and are able to take the classes in Phoenix DO IT! This will be a one of a kind experience, multiple teachers and high energy.

Second: STAY TUNED! I will post new Copic opportunities right here on my blog, through my mailing list (make sure to sign up!) and through Copic In The Craft Room. I will be teaching locally on a monthly basis, but will also be creating 2 major Copic weekend events! I do not have details yet, but my hope is to hit two major Copic fan areas in the country for a full 2-3 days of Copic Coloring!! I am so excited to start hammering out the details!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!

Dare 2B Artzy 3D Holiday Blog Hop!

November 17, 2017 |  by  |  Announcements, Challenges  |  17 Comments

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy‘s 3D Holiday Blog Hop!!

Can you believe the Holidays are right around the corner once again?!

We at D2BA are so excited!!  We decided to have a fun holiday blog hop featuring 3D projects!!  We hope we inspire you to get artzy this holiday season!!

You should have arrived here from Melody blog!  If you haven’t and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday, November 19th at 7:00pm Central.  

We will then post a winner!!

For our hop I created a decorative piece for my counter using the Poinsettia Die cut! I die cut both the small and large flower portions out of red and white felt.

Then I cut small holes in the centers of all of them with a craft knife:

Next I found these small posts in the jewelry making aisle and stuck 4-5 in to each small bloom and added a dollop of hot glue on the back:

Next came the larger part of the bloom:

I trimmed of the excess wire and bent over the ends and used more hot glue to attach my Poinsettias onto my bucket:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this piece turned out! I am thinking teacher gifts!

Thanks for stopping by!  

You have actually reached the end of our hop loop!

Your next stop in the hop is the Dare 2B Artzy blog!  

We hope you are inspired all along the way!  

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Happy Hopping!

Have a Happy Colorful Weekend!!