Founding Crafter Tina Law
Founding Crafter Tina Law
I am so excited to announce the launch of our brand new website! There may be a new look around here but the love, gratitude and dedication are staying solid and staying put. One of my goals is to always offer all my crafty peeps the very best. This amazing new website is part of making your experience with Creating with YOU the very best. We will now be able to offer better features to meet your needs. The new site features: easy registration for events, clinics, guides and workshops, an informational blog, newsletters, video tutorial streaming, and online sales! Wow, we just keep on growing.
A few things to pay attention to:
1) Please make sure to subscribe to our new website. This is a completely new website and any information in the old website did not carry over. There will be so many new things to stay up on and our new and improved creatingwithyou.com will be the place to follow.
2) Get to know the site, take it for a ride and see where things are located. There are several updates planned for our new site over the next couple months. Check back and look around and see what we have been up to.
3) Share the good news with your friends! We have enough crafty goodness for everyone to join the fun.
I can hardly believe how much we have all grown together over these past years. The fun just keeps getting better and better. I am so passionate about helping each and every one of you achieve your craft goals. Thank you for letting me be part of your crafty journey. As always, I am here to help and support you. Please feel free to reach out and give me a shout if I can answer any questions or help you Keep Calm and Craft On.
You color my world!
Have you heard the big news? We like to color just as much now as we did when we were kids. Yup, totally true! lol Alcohol Markers are all the RAGE, so I thought I would share a few quick tips.
Since alcohol markers have become so popular we are seeing more and more hit the markets. Greater variety does not always mean better. More can sometimes just mean more. Our Tri-Blend Spectrum Nior markers are, in my opinion, the finest quality available!
Although there are many things I love about alcohol markers one is at the top of my list... blendability. This is my own way of describing the difference between our alcohol markers and the rest. Each Spectrum Noir marker comes with three shade varieties in each marker! That's like three markers in one. And they beautifully blend to create additional colors and shading like no other.
If you want to have a final piece of art you will love it isn't just about the markers. You need the perfect partnership of marker and paper. Our CTMH White Daisy paper is the perfect canvas for your creative inspiration with alcohol markers. Featuring a higher paper weight and incredible quality, this paper stands above the rest!
I will keep this tip short. Intense Black Ink is the way to go! CTMH Intense Black ink is a solvent based ink that is acid free and permanent. This patented ink formula is also waterproof, non-smearing and fast drying. in other words... it is FABULOUS.
It is always best to start with your lightest color shade and completely saturate the paper. This provides the optimal ink base and will create a base of color to blend and shade. A quick way to know if you have ink saturation is to check the reverse side of your paper for your ink marks.
Alcohol markers offer shading like no other. As they say, it is all in the details. Well, the details are the shading. Blend in the right order to help you achieve the best shading. Lightest, darkest blended with mid color, final blending with lightest. Then add some flicks, lining, brushing as you like.
Create an ink chart or paper color swatch for your markers. It is always best to create this on the actual paper you will be using for your projects. By using the same paper you will ensure you have a direct match with each marker shade.
Yes, please have fun. Don't take it all too seriously and don't be afraid to try new things. Blend your reds and oranges, try adding a few extra dashes of color at the end, take a chance and learn as you go. And just remember each creation is perfect just the way it is and so are you!