Friday, February 4, 2011

Crafting On An International Scale

I am home... a little jet lagged, but Home. 7 days in the City of Angels was enough, but 5 days at CHA wasn't even Close!!  I could have spent another three days just looking at all of the new products that are availabel to us crafters.

The Annual Craft and Hobby Association Trade show and Convention is a mecca for crafters, retailers, and distributors. Not to mention a huge opprotunity for Professional Designers and hobbists to get a first look at coming trends and products.
Booth after booth of Make and Takes, Demonstrations and Designs.. is jaw dropping. Hundred of companies and thousands of products for every possible Craft. it's more than over whelming.

First Off I gotta tell you about DECOART's great line up of products for 2011.
Gloss Enamels.. paint formulated for beautiful results on Glass and ceramics.. Always a great product.. but they raised the bar...Now they Have Transpapernt Paints.. in GREAT COLOURS and then they made a line of DIMENSIONAL go go with em!!!  Hundreds of people stopped by the DecoArt booth to Paint a Martini Glass with them.

Then there is the So Soft Fabric Paint...The best fabric Paint ever  Bar non .. now it's in 2 OZ bottles!! AND they made a Glimmery Shimmery Line to go with em! Just like the Glamour Dust paints!!  TOO MUCH FUN! Hundreds of people came by to paint a Tote Bag with these wonderful new paints!

My Stencils got a little facelift with some trendy new packaging,, and then they added 18 New stencils to thier product line with Stylish Borders and great individual motifs too!!

For the Decoupager, Scrapbooker, and Painter and Paper crafter.. The  New  "Deco Page" in both a MATT and a GLOSS finish.  Wonderful tintable and easy to use medium!!

If you craft with Styrofoam.. you are going to go NUTS with the New "MAGIC KOTE". You can change plain old styrofoam into ANYTHING with this terrific new medium!!  It fills the holes and stabilizes!!  Letting you create virtually ANYTHING from Styrofoam!  All water based and virtually odorless! a MUST for the Multi Media artist!!

And of course what would a DECOART booth be with out adding great NEW Colours for 2011.
7 wonderful ON TREND colours, Wasabi Green , Mulberry, Purple Wave, Sea Glass,Butterscotch, Coral Blush, and Persimmon!!

last but not least watch my site and others for a great new painting program from DECOART!! 
SOCIAL ARTWORKING!!!  Girls nite out will never be the same again!!!

More on that later!!!

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