Free Digi Club: "Chameleon", a free Copic friendly digital stamp for coloring

"Chameleon" another great FREE Digi Club image! A fun and challenging digital stamp delivered to your inbox every month! |

Do you love color?

So does my new friend Cam!

"Chameleon" is my latest Copic coloring image; it's completely free to Free Digi Club subscribers from now until June 2017.

No strings, no spam. It's simply a free image for you to color.

Subscribers to the FDC receive one free image every month, delivered right to your email inbox.

My digital stamps are ideal for Copic marker coloring but they also work great with colored pencil and even watercolor. My stamps are full of wide open spaces to blend and celebrate pretty color. There are no distracting texture marks to get in the way of your creativity!

That's what the "Vanilla" in Vanilla Arts Co. is all about. I give you the vanilla base, you add the hot fudge, the sprinkles, the whipped cream, the Copic ink, and lots of love!


Want the full Chameleon lesson?

Join the class on Patreon!

Marker Painting Basics classes are perfect for beginners or self-taught intermediate level marker artists who feel like they've missed out on some of the key elements of art instruction.

Chameleon is 2.5 hours of video based instruction which includes interesting sidebar discussions on complementary colors and how artists use them in both color palettes and color control. Complementary colors can improve your depth and dimension!

The best thing about Patreon classes is that they're NON SEQUENTIAL! You can join the group at any time without feeling lost. You can drop out when life gets hectic and rejoin when you're ready and you won't be behind. Every lesson is new to everyone, every month!

happy coloring!

Art of Coloring: Advanced Copic Marker & Colored Pencil class, "Ink & Hydrangea"

Learn to shift color temperatures with Copic Markers to maximize depth. |

You can shift the temperature of a color?


Contrary to everything you read on crafty coloring blogs, depth does not come from shading with darker markers.

Darker markers are darker, that's it.

I know you're not used to hearing this but it's true. Making something darker doesn't do a darned thing to sculpt its shape or to create the illusion of distance.

Learn to shift color temperatures with Copic Markers to maximize depth. |

Ink & Hydrangea, one of my most popular video classes is going live!

It's big and detailed, so we'll spend two full class periods coloring it. That's March and April.

Most colorers are aware that colors are often referred to as warm or cool but never move beyond this vague awareness. Controlling the temperature of your colors is actually a vital skill that's essential to developing greater depth and realism in your projects. Learn how to shift your colors and what effect that has on your object.

Learn to shift color temperatures with Copic Markers to maximize depth. |

Pen & Ink:

wednesday, March 15 from 1 to 3:30pm

thursday, March 16 from 6 to 8:30pm



wednesday, April 19 from 1 to 3:30pm

thursday, April 20 from 6 to 8:30pm


Remember When Scrapbooking is in Macomb Township, Michigan. Seats are limited so call to RSVP 586.598.1810

Lesson: Shifting Color Temperatures

Image: "Ink & Hydrangea" by Vanilla Arts Co.

H2Oh! Botanical Watercolor Lessons for Copic Colorers- Royal Iris


Water control = color control

H2Oh! classes approach watercolor from a rather unique perspective.

I learned to watercolor first. And my watercolor mindset has greatly influenced the way I use and teach Copic marker classes.

H2Oh! flips that on its head. I teach my intermediate level coloring students to use their Copic skills with watercolor.

The two mediums are very similar. With one exception...

Water control.

In marker, if you want a lighter color, you switch to a lighter marker. In watercolor, you dilute your paint.

How much to dilute... now that's the hard part.

This month we're limiting our color palette in order to concentrate on the strength of our paint. Light green, dark green, light violet, dark violet. It's good practice to see how many colors we can get from just a few tubes of paint.

Join us for watercolor class!

"Royal Iris" a lesson in water control for beginning watercolor students |

Wednesday, July 20 from 6 to 8:30pm

Remember When Scrapbooking is in Macomb Township, Michigan. Seats are limited so call to RSVP at 586.598.1810.

Watercolor Lesson: Water Control (optional: finish any previous class project)

Color Theory Lesson: Color Relativity

Image: "Royal Iris" by Vanilla Arts Co.

No drawing skills required! 

Join us, we laugh while we learn. It's great fun.