Friday, January 22, 2010


I am headed off for CHA today, and before I leave I wanted to update a few things...

1. The Certification Student Manual is finally done!! People at the certification classes this weekend will be getting a copy of the book to take home. It is 72 pages jammed full of useful tips for people who are going to be teaching Copic marker coloring to other papercrafters. These should be available to order near the end of February, look for details e-mailed directly to past attendees. If you get it today, leave a comment here telling people what you like about it.

2. If you will be at CHA, stop by to get a sneak peak at a few new surprises. I can't spill the beans, but if you're going to the Wholesale show our booth is 2562. Otherwise you'll have to wait a week or so to see the announcements. If you're at the consumer Supershow, then stop by the SplitcoastStampers booth to color witht he markers and glitter pens, and say Hi to all the wonderful people. Look for other make-n-takes across the show floor.

and, this just in...

Feb. 17th & 18th Frankfurt, Germany Certification classes taught by Marianne Walker.

If you are interested please e-mail Nancy. We do not have applications out yet, as this was just approved last night, but we will start our contact list and send out applications as we get pricing and details hammered out. I know it is short notice, but we will try to accommodate as many people as we can reasonably fit in the classes. To get on the interested list, e-mail

Otherwise, stop by the Copic booth to meet our regional instructors, find a class near you, set up your own special event with the Copic Team, and learn some tips for teaching your own successful Copic Classes.

Meanwhile, I'll try to post while I'm at the show. I really need to post some new tutorials. What do you want to learn that I haven't already covered? Leave a comment and I'll see what I can do :) Have a great week!!

Note: March 6 is the actual date for the Des Moines Certification class. My last post was incorrect.


Gypsycat said...

I would like to learn about creating depth and shadows around an image to pop it off the page more. How do you choose colors? (for example, the blue around your 2010 New Year's baby in your previous post.) I have gotten pretty good at coloring the images but now they are just sitting on a white piece of paper. I've done shadows, but I need some more ideas. :)
Have fun at CHA and I can't wait to order my book. It's been almost a year since my certification.

Trena in Naperville said...

Marianne, congratulations on finishing the book!! I'll be signing it up for one. Safe travels to you going to CHA and Germany!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Sharon Margiotta said...

Can't wait for a cert class in Phoenix! I would love to see your take on using the opaque white for highlights

Fany said...

Hip! Hip! Hourra!
I can not wait to see your new book, my compliment to you. I want to order it as soon as possible. Please let me nkow as soon as we can order. A french fan from Quebec Canada
I did take my certification with Sherrie. Have lot of fun on your travelling, lucky you!!!

Micki said...

oh you lucky girl get to go to my home country. Oh have a beer for me and some german bread & cakes, lol.... wish I could go too. Could be your translator, lol.

Have fun! Hugs

scubasubie said...

Oh you lucky duck! I wish I was off to CHA. Have tons of fun!

Alfred Gallardo said...

Just finished the class Today.. And I have to say that it was fun. The NEW book is great, packed with lots of information.

It is a great source of reference.

Thank You! Marianne for putting it together.

Jan Castle said...

I would like to learn more about depth and shadows as well.
Have fun at CHA! Safe trip to you,
Jan Castle

ecrafting said...

Is this a book that only Certified Copic Designers will be able to purchase? Thanks :)

Deirdre said...

Just emailed Nancy about your class in Germany. Thx.

Nicolette said...

Can't wait for the book, Marianne!
I took the certification from Sherrie this last summer, and have had some inquiries about teaching here in Edmonton - I want to have as many resources as I can before I begin - so this will be perfect!