Glitter and Sequins Make Everything Better!

Nothing excites our students more than when we pull out the glitter and sequins.  We think it rivals painting in our classrooms. Who could blame them??? There is something so magical about those shiny bits of color.  We know some of you may shy away from these beauties, because they do make a bit of a mess, but the smiles they bring are so sweet. It makes us almost as happy as the kids when we use this stuff!  Glitter makes us giddy too! So of course, we keep glitter and sequins at the ready in our classrooms!   Here's a peek at some of our most recent favorites. Remember....a little goes a long way, so it's an affordable detail that can take a project from great to WOW!

Tombow Markers? Yes, Please!

If you love hand lettering, doodling or just coloring like we do, Tombow Dual Brush markers are hard to beat! They come in a variety of colors and are a more affordable alternative to Copic markers. If you purchase the large set of 96, you receive a nice stand to hold your collection! What are you waiting for....start doodling today!

Collection of 96 Tombow Dual Brush Markers with stand

Collection of 96 Tombow Dual Brush Markers with stand

Beautiful Handmade Pottery

One of my favorite artists is the very talent Alisa Burke.  You can visit her blog here. You can take her classes, purchase her artwork and her pottery.  I have a wonderful little collection of her beautiful clay pieces. (Yes...I love pottery!) This fun feather bowl is my latest addition!  I use them in my craft room to hold all sorts of small items. They provide a function plus they are a great decorative item. 

Have a crafty day!

Carla

The latest addition to my pottery collection from Alisa Burke.

The latest addition to my pottery collection from Alisa Burke.

A sampling of my Alisa Burke collection  

A sampling of my Alisa Burke collection

 

Sweet, heart shaped bowl by Alisa Burke

Sweet, heart shaped bowl by Alisa Burke

Favorite Phone Case!!!!!

If you are looking for a fun, fuzzy friend to hold your phone...look no further! This is our favorite phone accessory, EVER! Not only does it add an extra layer of protection, it is super adorable!  The added bonus is that you can get a case for your other electronic devices too! You can find this artist's creative work on Etsy

Copic Markers

Another favorite coloring tool and a "must-have" for coloring card images are Copic markers.  These markers come in several different styles.  We prefer the Sketch version because of their brush and chisel tips. These are excellent for color blending and hand lettering techniques.  There are so many colors available and you can collect them one at a time.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

We love these markers!!!!!  They are awesome for controlled watercolor techniques and coloring images.  These come in a variety of sizes ranging from a collection of 12 markers up to a total of 80 markers.  Insider tip: just buy the 80 set - you won't regret it! 

We have created a blank Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers color chart for you to keep track of the colors you have picked up and use as reference when creating!  It is formatted to be printed on 8.5" x 11" paper and works best when printed on watercolor paper.  Enjoy!