Art Journaling....with Copic

So many people have been asking me lately about Art Journaling!?!

I have kept art journals since I was in high school and it was a requirement to keep a journal for anything creative that we did. Back in those days it was called a Visual Diary! I didn't always enjoy documenting my though process as I was always in such a hurry to create the artwork...and dive into the paint!

As my studies progressed, and I suppose as I got older, I realised that what I was creating in my art journal was a piece of art in itself!!

I think with many things that we do, whether it be creative or not, we are in such a rush to get to the job done we tend to forget, or not thoroughly enjoy the journey to get to that finish line!

Now I think it is ALL about the journey...and much less about the finished product!

Since I am so involved with Copics, I have really tried to bridge the gap between traditional art journaling and art journaling with Copics. I endeavor to integrate the two wherever I can.

So I decided to take one of my art journals to an Intermediate Copic Certification that I was teaching recently. The feedback was amazing!

I thought I might show you just two of the pages.

This page has been created with ONLY Copic markers and multiliners. Who would have thought that there is not one drop of paint anywhere on this page!

The second page has been created with ONLY Copic multiliners and a touch of Spica! Even in STILL need bling!....right????

I absolutely love to doodle...and so this page was born from the simplest doodle, that took on a mind of its own!

If journaling is something you are interested in, please let me know, and I'll tried to post a little bit more on it and especially on how you can integrate journaling and Copics!

Happy Creating .... Mandi-Lee

It's All About The Hair-CopicOz Challenge

Thank you so much for all your amazing comments about my Hair Video tutorial. I will be sure to make some more videos for you to watch and learn from!

The new challenge has just been released at COPICOZ ....

In my video tutorial I showed you all how I colour hair..... NOW ..... I'd like you to show me how YOU do it!!!!

CLICK HERE to read more .... and enter the Hair Challenge!!!!

There is a great prize to be won!!!!! I can't wait to see what you all create!!!
Come On ladies and gentlemen...make me proud!!!!

Happy Colouring.....Mandi-Lee

New Digi at ATS

Today All That Scraps are showcasing CC Designs Swiss Pixie Birgitta and this totally awesome Tree Swing digistamp.

Have a look at the other beautiful DT creations! Just click here!

Happy Colouring ....Mandi-Lee

A new video tutorial at Copic Oz

Hi Everyone,

As you know I love colouring cute little people, and I often get asked how I go about colouring hair.

So, I have put together this tutorial with a video for Copic
( My first video - EVER!!!!) for you to hopefully enjoy and learn from!

So, without further adieu, CLICK HERE to see my video tutorial on how to
Colour Hair with Texture!

(pssst let me know what you think!)

Happy Colouring...Mandi-Lee

PS Don't forget to enter this months COPIC OZ Embellish This challenge!!!!! There is an awesome prize to be won!!!

New Digi and challenge at ATS

All That Scraps has a cute new digi release for you....FROGGIE BALLOON.

If you want to win this cute froggie just leave a message under the posting at the ATS Blog for a chance to win this little cutie!


The new weekly challenge is up at the ATS Wednesday Challenge Blog... and the theme is Anything Goes!

Here is my little piece of yumminess!

All you need to do is link up your creation with Mr Linky by next Tuesday at 10pm est!
This challenge runs until July 12th. Week 84 prize will be: $15 gift certificate.

Happy Colouring....Mandi-Lee