A Colorful CHA!

February 1, 2012 at 8:44 am 6 comments

Our very lovely Carisa (Miss Boss Lady) went to CHA in California this week and she has been sharing tons of fun info and pictures on what is coming up in the coloring world!  I for one am SUPER excited!!  Let’s take a lookie loo at what she saw!

Why Everyone Is Excited About Mepxy Markers

Mepxy Markers employ an entirely new ink formulation. Mepxy Inks are translucent which permits drawings being colored to show through in detail. You can layer different colors or blend layered colors for 3D effects and subtle shadowing. Double ended illustration markers are available in two versions.

The Brush Marker:

This Marker has a remarkable brush tip which actually feels
like a paint brush, has a chisel tip on the other end.

The Design Marker:

For detail work use either the fine tip or the the chisel tip
located on opposite ends of the marker.

(insert from Mepxy website)

Tim Holtz® Distress™ Markers

Tim Holtz Distress Markers are water-based inks for coloring, journaling, stamping and more. The dual tip markers are ideal for many coloring techniques.

Distress Markers are available to match the Distress palette of 36 color and White Picket Fence.

• Acid free, non-toxic
• Available in Distress 37 color palette
• Available open stock or in canister set
• Use brush tip for coloring, stamping and shading

(insert from RangerInk website)

Chromatics Blending Markers

Chromatics are new inexpensive alcohol-based blending markers that add color, shading and detail to stamps and other paper crafting projects. There’s no hard-to-understand numbering system — it’s 1-2-3 easy! We’ve matched the most popular colors in light, medium and dark, making it a no-brainer when choosing which shades blend together.

(insert from AC studio blog)

I can’t wait until she gets home and can tell us all about her amazing trip and all the wonderful people she met!

What are you excited about that you have seen coming our way from CHA?

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa M  |  February 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Paper Paper Paper! I love new paper! can’t wait to get my hands on the new collections–I need them…like a hole in my head! LOL!

    Thanks for sharing some of the new markers hitting the marker…I wonder how they color compared to Copics…

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    • 2. ohsnaplizzie  |  February 1, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Yes, the paper is totally drool worthy!!!
      I think Copics are always going to be the number one marker only b/c they are company that everyone knows. Not only paper crafters use them, they are huge in the manga world and that is something they have that paper crafting companies don’t have. BUT being with paper crafters is a huge following as well!!

      Reply
  • 3. Rachel Parys  |  February 1, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Oh my gosh! So excited about the new markers! Can’t wait to see some examples of colored images with them. Thanks for the info!

    Reply
    • 4. ohsnaplizzie  |  February 1, 2012 at 9:28 am

      Me too! I have a feeling those Mepxy’s are gonna rock tho! They look super super fun!!!!

      Reply
  • 5. Eleanor Gona  |  February 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    What a wonderful experience for Carisa. Maybe you will be there with her next year Lizzie.

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    • 6. ohsnaplizzie  |  February 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      That’s the plan! Chicago better watch out for me and miss c!

      Reply

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