Friday, January 15, 2010

Copic Workshops with Guest Artist, Sally MacDonald

Saturday, March 27th

Space Limited - Sign Up Now!

Pizazz It! is proud to welcome guest artist & instructor, Sally MacDonald. She will be teaching three different workshops on Saturday, March 27th for $40 each. Check out the information for each workshop and specify which ones you would like to sign up for when you call in. We want to emphasize that class space is very limited and already filling up so please call ASAP to ensure that you will be given a space. Do not miss this special opportunity!

Sally Lynn MacDonald has been an avid scrapbooker, stamper, paper and altered artist since 1998, when her first child was born. Subsequently, after the birth of twins, she quit her high-tech career at IBM to be home with her growing family. "This is when creativity became a survival skill!" she says.

She has been working in the paper arts industry for several years specializing in ink techniques and surfaces. Sally Lynn works with Prima Marketing in addition to her role as National Certification Trainer for Copic Marker / Imagination International. She is also a certified and/or endorsed instructor for Clear Scraps, Ranger Ink, Prima Marketing and a ‘Golden Embassador’ Instructor for Tattered Angels. She travels extensively, teaching workshops at conventions and stores throughout the United States and Canada. Her personal design challenge is to take products or techniques that would have her students saying "Huh?" and bring them to "Ah ha!".

Her style is eclectic and she loves to make each project unique, interactive and indulge her creative side. This year, she is on HGTV, featured in a couple of segments of the "That's Clever!" television program. Her work has been published in Legacy/Somerset Memories, Paper Crafts, Rubber Stamper and Stamper's Sampler Take Ten and Creative Jewelry.

Sally Lynn and her husband Neil live in Connecticut with their children, Brianna and the "Twinkies," Cameron and Courtney. Keep up with Sally Lynn's work, adventures and travels on her blog:

Copic Certification Trainer (2008-present) * Copic Design Team (2008-present) * Ranger Certified Instructor (2006-present) * Prima Endorsed Instructor (2008-present) * Tattered Angel's ‘Golden Embassador’ Educator (2008-present) * Hambly Sponsored Instructor (2007-present) * Tattered Angel's Design Team (2008-2009) * ClearScraps Design Team (2008-2009)

Spellbinders' Design Team (2008) * Prickley Pear Stamps Design Team (2008-2009) * Cosmo Cricket Design Team (2007) * Zutter / Bind-it-All Design Team (2008) * FiberScraps (2005)

Workshop #1 - Copic 101: What? How? & WOW! 10am - 12pm $40

What is so special about Copic markers? These markers go way beyond coloring stamped images to multi-surface applications on cardstock, transparencies, fabric and more surfaces than you can imagine. Learn about the different styles of markers, and how the markers work, without the revealing brushstrokes so often associated with marker coloring. Unlock the secrets to choosing from the incredible 334 colors for blending and shading. Hands-on practice using four blending techniques that build upon each other and culminate with a three page handout that is yours to keep for reference and practice. An airbrushing demonstration will also be included as time allows.

Workshop #2 - Acryclic Album: 'Let No Surface Remain UnInked' featuring Copic Airbrushing 1:30pm - 3:30 pm $40

Clear Acrylic products are all the rage and this class will show you how to not only cope with the design challenges of a clear surface - but how to make it SHINE. We'll expose the clear surface and show you how to maximize your supplies along with ways to embellish and enhance the surface with epoxies, ink and getting double-duty from your embellishments. Sally Lynn will make it clear and complete in simply no time at all with techniques that you can use on all your clear projects. This technique-packed workshop will focus on Copic Marker ink and airbrushing as well as Glimmer Mist and the many surfaces and techniques used to color with them. From layering colors on transparencies, to airbrushing on acrylic as well as coloring 'bling', epoxy stickers, flowers and chipboard, Sally Lynn will guide you through every surface to go way above and beyond stamped images to altering everything. What to bring: Trimmer, scissors, Fabritac adhesive and your favorite dry adhesive. A Cropadile tool or hole punch is helpful.

Workshop #3 - Rangerpalooza: Distress Ink Techniques 'n Tags 5pm - 7pm $40

In distress? Have you run your inkpads ragged around the edge of reason? Take distressing beyond the edge in this hands-on workshop, you will be using the all of the wonderful colors of Ranger Distress Inks and Distress Embossing Powders. Learn advanced inking and embossing techniques to create stunning backgrounds and distressed effects in this hands-on exploration for your very own mini Ranger U. Create a sample tag booklet of your newfound skills with instructions for every technique included for future reference so you can ‘Distress with Confidence!’. As always, techniques are thoroughly spelled out on labels to apply to your own samples for future review. Please note: this is a no white clothing zone! Students learn a total of 10 techniques.

Remember - Space is really limited for each workshop and they have already begun to fill up so sign up ASAP!

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