I suppose I should start off by saying "hello & welcome" to all the folks making their way to my blog as part of the Copic blog hop. I am really thrilled to be joining the Copic family and am looking forward to adding my mixed-media voice to their already amazing chorus of artists.
Now, on the good stuff:
New Copic Products, Part 1
The Winter Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) trade show is coming up and so we want to give you a sneak peek at what new things you can find in the Copic booth this year. Check back for more new products from Copic all weekend long!
New Ciao 36 Colors
Copic Ciao markers, the perfect beginner marker, now has 180 colors available, up from 144. The new colors are taken from some of the most popular Sketch colors, and are very helpful for filling in gaps in your Ciao collection. Available individually or in the new Ciao 36 E set. These markers are now in-stock and shipping, so look for them from your favorite Copic retailer.
Colors include: E25, E40, E41, E59, C0, C2, W0, W2, BG13, BG72, B18, B28, B99, E000, E15, E18, YR000, YR15, Y000, Y35, YG09, YG17, G29, G82, BG000, BV000, BV25, V01, V05, RV14, RV69, R000, R14, R81.
What better way to get excited about new products, than with a giveaway? Leave a comment on this post, then Monday, January 10th, winners will be randomly selected. Winners will be mailed a NEW 2011 Copic Color Swatchbook to keep track of their Copic collections. Three winners will be chosen from EACH of our designer's blogs, so after you check this blog, go visit the blogs of all the other designers. All comments are welcome, though the contest is only open to the US & Canada.
I'm including the links to the other artists at the bottom of this post.
For the next three days I'll also be premiering some new products by Coffee Break Designs as well. For those of you unfamiliar with the company they make stencils, shrine and book kits as well as carry some other unusual mixed-media stuff.
For example, take a look at this adorable mini-house book.
It comes in a set and is made out of wood, so it's nice a durable for a base.
I covered mine with some papers, doodled on the pages using my multiliners and copics and then created these cute little birds using a couple of coffee break designs stencils, shrink-plastic and my copic markers (I'm putting up a complete how-to for the shrink plastic on Sunday so stay tuned...)
If you're a teacher or store owner and are interested in a wholesale license you can apply for one here. Or if you're just interested in Coffee Break's many amazing products you can check them out here.
And here are the links for the drawing: