Today's post is different, but I think you'll like it! The Copic girls are celebrating crafting with Copics by sharing pictures of our crafting spaces. I have to confess that it took me a while to get it picked up enough to be able to take pictures, but now that I can see all of the countertops again, I'm quite glad that you decided to visit! ;-D
Before I show you my studio pictures, I want to let you know that I have updated my Copic classes page HERE.
Copic in the Craft Room is a new community brought to you by Imagination International Inc., distributor of Copic products in the United States and Canada.
Our program goals are:
To Inspire Copic crafters, both new and experienced, to use their Copic products and get crafty.
To Educate crafters, no matter their skill level, teaching proper product use for success and new ways to use Copic products.
To Grow both as a community and as individual crafters.
Since getting crafty can take place anywhere, we thought it would be fun to share our own crafty spaces with you.
First, how about a close up of the action spot. This is my favorite coloring spot. I have all of my Copic markers and Various Inks within arms reach. The storage cases are actually display cases like the ones that stores use. I have a daylight temperature bulb in that lamp, but that's not my end solution; I have a light two pictures below that I'm planning to put under all of my cabinets. One project at a time though, and my kitchen needs under-cabinet lights first.
Here is my primary paper cutting area. I love that Genesis trimmer. I think it's almost time to replace the cutting wheel, but this has been a good trimmer for me for a few years now. I also have a guillotine-type Tonic trimmer that I use occasionally, mostly when I am trimming very thin papers that flex a bit when I'm using a rotary trimmer.
So, those lights I mentioned earlier, here is the one over my cutting board (view is looking up toward the bottom of an upper cabinet). It's an LED Slim Light made by Light Beam Industries and sold HERE on the Copic Marker site. I use the natural light temperature version. We have ordered these to go under our kitchen cabinets because I love this one so much!
Here's one more view of "command central"--ink pads to the right of the marker cases, and Various inks to the left of the marker cases. I probably would not purchase stools like the one in the picture again; it's pretty, but I can tell you that if you lean forward and get it slightly off balance, you will land right on your tailbone in the floor. Don't ask me how I know. . .
A little farther down the countertop is my die-cutting area. I have the dies that I work with most often in those blue Iris cases, on these magnetic die storage panels that I buy from Taylored Expressions.
This is the opposite counter--computer, ribbon, printers, sewing machine, and light tent and photo lamps. (My husband built the ribbon storage hutch, but he's taken. ;-})
Here's a little longer viewpoint that shows the light tent setup a little bit better. That small plastic storage cabinet is mostly filled with Spellbinders dies and M-Bossabilities. The door at the very end is a closet. I'm glad that I can shut the door to hide a few things anyway!
Inside the closet I have card stock storage, more dies, stamps, and three tall cabinets of STUFF.
Here is some patterned paper storage on the opposite side of the closet door, and alterables on the shelves past that. Let's pretend that I don't have a stack of stuff in the floor, okay? My cabinets are full. . .
That's the grand tour--I hope you enjoyed it! I know that I enjoy it more, now that it's picked up. . . I'm eager to see what the other girls' craft rooms look like as well.
Then, be sure to stop at the Copic in the Craft Room Facebook page and like us to share your own crafty spaces photos. Thanks for visiting!