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"See You at CHA" Blog Hop

By: DecoArt
December 7, 2015

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We can’t believe it is almost time for the winter CHA show again! The time just flies by when you are having fun. Since the last show, we have been working hard to come up with great new products to launch in January 2016, and we hope you like them!

We know that everyone can’t descend upon Anaheim, as much as we would all like to, so we want to offer you the opportunity to be a virtual attendee. We also want to share with you some things going on behind-the-scenes as we get ready for the big event. Come on, let’s get started!


GETTING READY
Getting a show booth of this size ready takes a lot of teamwork and dedication. Participation is required by every member of our DecoArt team, no matter what their role is!

New Product Development puts the finishing touches on color approvals, label instructions, and new product designs.


Our Design Team is busy painting pieces to highlight the attributes of our new products.


Graphics works diligently on the new catalog and signs for the booth.


The Lab focuses on perfecting paint formulas and color matches.


Here's a look at the prep going into the actual booth.


AND WE’RE LIVE FROM THE CHA SHOW FLOOR

Once we are at the show, we won’t forget about you guys still at home! We will be live-streaming from our Periscope account showing you a tour of our booth, demos, and visits to our partner companies around the CHA show floor like Stampendous and Spellbinders. We will also have the help (and youthful enthusiasm) of Tanner and Courtney from A Little Craft in Your Day. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr for pictures of new products being released and contests to enter. We will also create a playlist on our YouTube channel so you don’t miss a thing!


WORKSHOPS

If you are lucky enough to attend the show, we are hosting multiple workshops that you can attend:

  • Andy Skinner will be teaching an altered Windsor & Newton sketchbook workshop demonstrating a number of techniques. This class is open to all levels interested in learning more about mixed media art.
      January 9th / 6:00 - 8:00PM

  • Tracy Weinzapfel will be helping you create a “Life is Good” wood art panel using a variety of DecoArt products. She will answer all of your product-related questions as she guides you through the simple design. This class is perfect for beginners and offers many different techniques that can be applied to other projects.
     January 8th / 1:00 - 3:00PM

  • Marjie Kemper shows you how to “Live Creatively” while making a clayboard panel. Learn how to use different products to create a piece of art for your wall. This class is best for intermediate artists that are already comfortable working with art materials.
      January 7th / 2:00 - 4:00PM


DEMOS

We’ve added an education section to our booth this year, and we will have videos of those sessions for you on our YouTube channel. Donna Bush, our in-house senior designer, Mark Montano from “While You Were Out”, and mixed media artists Tracy Weinzapfel and Andy Skinner are just a few of the demonstrators who will be using our vast line of products in the education booth.

We will also be offering make-it-take-its in our booth as well as demos throughout the day by members of our staff and guests Pauline Molinari, Folk It!, and Catherine Scanlon.


MYSTERY BOX CHALLENGE

Hurry over to the booth on opening day to sign up for one of four mystery box challenges that we will be hosting during the show. Space is limited; only 12 people per challenge! The first one will be Saturday afternoon, so don’t miss out.

For those at home, we will share the challenge and results with you through our social media channels and have more details on the blog soon!



NEW PRODUCT SNEAK PEEK

Just can’t wait until January to see what we have cooking? Here’s a little something to tide you over... introducing our new Americana acrylic colors for 2016!



Now that you know what's going on here at DecoArt, check out the other blog hop participants by clicking here.

Don't forget to enter to win over $500 from the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Anyone and everyone in the US and abroad is eligible to enter (except CHA staff).

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Comments

Wow! There's a lot of prep work for the CHA event! Love your new colors, especially the teal mint!

Beverly

December 7, 2015

I look forward to meeting everyone at CHA. Make sure to stop by the DecoArt booth. :-)

Angela Barger

December 7, 2015

Looks like a lot of exciting treats are headed our way!! Will you be adding more colors to the Dazzling Metallics line? I hope so because I aboslutely love these paints!! Would love to see a metallic yellow, metallic pink and so many others!! TFS!

barb macaskill

December 7, 2015

That Bright Salmon is fabulous! Will have to add that to my collection.

Jo

December 7, 2015

Barb -- We will be adding a few new Dazzling Metallics. Stay tuned!

DecoArt, Inc.

December 7, 2015

Can't wait to see all the new products and inspiration from DECO ARTS and its Design Team!!

Tamiko McCurry

December 7, 2015

Oh wow - these pictures were so fun to see - your work behind the scenes is amazing. And the new Americana colors.... gorgeous... I would love to do a painting with the desert cactus and frosted plum together - crazy huh!! Just caught me eye!!! Can't wait to see the new Media Fluid Acrylic colors too!! Oh well... and everything else!!!!! j.

Joi@RR

December 7, 2015

Looking forward to the beautiful new colors for 2016!

Karen Young

December 7, 2015

Hello New subbie, loving the new product's and thanks for sharing

Rj

December 7, 2015

I volunteer to work the booth while you guys take lunch, dinner, etc. Just fly me out, get me in and I will work for free

Gail Gill

December 7, 2015

It is good to get the tiniest insight into how much work is involved in preparing for such a major event!

Anne R

December 7, 2015

See you soon - Thanks for being part of the See You at CHA Blog Hop!

Lisa Fulmer

December 7, 2015

Love the fact you shared a behind-the-scenes look. Never was able to attend Cha and probably never will so thanks for sharing this.

Wendy Schoonhoven

December 7, 2015

CHA is so exciting.

Jean Bullock

December 7, 2015

We have a schedule FULL of demonstrations & education opportunities. I cannot wait!!

Tracy Weinzapfel

December 7, 2015

I love everything Deco Art offers, you guys have your fingers in each little area of crafts that I like to try. The new Americana colors are so georgeous!

Kat

December 7, 2015

WOW! Exciting, YES can't wait to visit at the CHA!

Kimberly

December 7, 2015

Love the behind the scenes! This hop is amazing!

jean marmo

December 7, 2015

I had so much fun at your booth last year - can't wait to see what you have this year!

DarcieGlam

December 7, 2015

So cool to see the behind the scenes shots. Looking forward to seeing your booth at CHA - and using your wonderful paints in my workshop.

Seth Apter

December 7, 2015

Cannot wait for all the fantabulastic new products headed my way.

Susan Schultheis

December 7, 2015

Cannot wait for all the fantabulastic new products headed my way.

Susan Schultheis

December 7, 2015

Oh how I wish I could attend a CHA event! Love how you showed us all the work is put into it!

Shana C

December 7, 2015

Wow...sounds like months of planning to have the booth looking just right. My favorite tool is my Cricut Explore!

Pamela McKithen

December 7, 2015

The new colors are fabulous! Would love to attend CHA one day!

LaChelle Shown

December 7, 2015

Love seeing the sneak peek of some of the new product! Your CHA booth is loaded with amazing artists!!! FUN, FUN, FUN.

Trish

December 7, 2015

I hope to someday get to CHA. I think it would give me renewed enthusiasm in my shop. But in the meantime, I enjoy all the blog posts and prep photos. Thanks !

pam

December 7, 2015

I can't wait to see what's coming! So excited!

Angji Pruente

December 7, 2015

Can't wait to see what's new! We are excited that DecoArt is a Sponsor Partner of the Paper Trail and our Designers will be creating Make and Takes in Booth #231 with your product! Thanks for your support!

eileen hull

December 7, 2015

Wow, there is so much to do for CHA. Love the new color line!

Doreen @ Altered Artworks

December 7, 2015

I will be there with you in spirit! The one craft tool I cannot live without is my Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife!

Jean Bullock

December 7, 2015

Super awesome new colors!

Donna Budzynski

December 7, 2015

So much to do and so little time! Thank goodness you have such a great staff DecoArt to make everything come together! Keep doing what you are all doing because it all works so well!! can you tell I am a fan?! Best wishes for CHA!

Jackie PN

December 7, 2015

Love the new colors. Wish I was able to attend CHA but hope to hear about it via the net!

Debbie Kaste

December 7, 2015

Wish I could attend CHA

Memoriesbymanda

December 7, 2015

Now I definitely have to learn about periscope! See above you are adding more Dassling Metallics-Yeah. I love them. They add so much to any project I use them on.

Beth Williams

December 7, 2015

I wish we little people could go.

Cynthia

December 7, 2015

I love the new American colors!

Shelley Scarbro

December 7, 2015

So much goes into planning and preparing! I love the behind the scenes look and I can't wait to see those mystery box challenges - that is going to be a hit! I need every single one of the new colors. They are gorgeous!!

Carisa

December 8, 2015

I can’t wait to see what’s in store!

Diana Caho

December 8, 2015

SO MUCH work preparing for CHA - THANK YOU for sharing :) It should be WONDERFUL for EVERYONE and I look forward to enjoying the FUN from afar via your blog!!! PS - I can't live without my self healing craft mat, it is part of every project I create. I use the cutting side to cut, the grid on the cutting side to align and the reverse side for when I am adhering layers together or working with inks / paints => YES, it is an AWESOME tool!!!

TracyM #6773

December 8, 2015

Looking forward to the Periscope! See it live! Woohoo

Gloria

December 8, 2015

My favorite can't do without item is a nonwater soluble black pen.

Kristin M

December 8, 2015

Wish I could be there!

sandee

December 8, 2015

Can't wait to meet the Periscope!

Alexia Misso

December 8, 2015

My can't-live-without product is your darn chalky finish paints! LOL I think I'm actually addicted to them! Best of luck as you prepare for CHA!

Laura / Pet Scribbles

December 8, 2015

Shame I wont be there.

lesley kendall

December 8, 2015

Love the new colors!

Sabrina

December 8, 2015

Love the new Americana acrylic colors!

Monica Baker

December 8, 2015

Great new colors! I'm excited about the Mystery Box Challenge. What's your booth number? I'd love to participate and/or watch.

Cindy deRosier

December 8, 2015

Those new colors are awesome!

Raine

December 8, 2015

Love the new bright salmon color!

Robin Buchholz

December 8, 2015

CANNOT wait for the mystery box challenge! The Deco Art booth will be first on my booth!

Sarah - The Creative Makery

December 8, 2015

Can't wait to meet the DecoArt group at CHA. I am in the Helping Artist program and will be at CHA with Canvas Corp Brands

Vicki ross

December 8, 2015

Thank you for working so hard for making CHA really special and organized.Much appreciated by many. If II posted thrice Its because I think I finally figured out how this works?Thanks for understanding and all the effort @ understanding us.

Joanne Quagliara

December 9, 2015

The CHA Mystery Box challenge sounds exciting. I'd love to participate.

Diane Lynne Clemen

December 9, 2015

I started using DecoArt as a decorative painter ... way back when .... and now I am totally dedicated to altered art and scrapbooking and I am ever so grateful that DecoArt has been with me throughout my entire crafting experiences. This shows me that DecoArt is always up-to-date with the latest trends and has never left my limelight in the past 40 years ...did I just say that ... 40 years ??????

Annie Lou

December 9, 2015

Sounds like a lot of fun! Wish I could be at CHA!

sandee

December 9, 2015

oh that mystery box challenge at CHA intrigues me, I definitely wan't to check that out when I am there

Ann Strecko Koeman

December 9, 2015

I can't live without my favorite paint brush.

susan

December 9, 2015

Wow! So exciting. . . .

Carol K

December 9, 2015

Thanks for the behind the scenes look! Can't wait to see you at CHA!

Laura Bray

December 9, 2015

Love seeing all the behind the scenes pictures.

Sandi B

December 9, 2015

Love the mixed media and looks like the new colors will look great on so many projects.

Peggy

December 10, 2015

Can't wait to see all of the goodies!!!

Ami Diekemper

December 10, 2015

I can't live without beautiful papers. But I do love make a nice mess painting.

Judith Taylor

December 10, 2015

So exciting to see all the behind the scenes prep. Looks like it'll be another great show. Alison x

butterfly

December 10, 2015

I love the new colors and I wish I could attend all your workshops.

Paula Baer

December 10, 2015

Love the new colors and I really love using the media line. I am looking forward to seeing Andy and Tracy in actiom'

Denise Spillane

December 10, 2015

Decoart products are versatile and plenty for all applications! I have used them for many years now and love them. Constantly evolving.

rk

December 10, 2015

Although the $650 Visa gift card sounds like a fabulous prize, I wish I could win a trip to CHA. Even it is was just the DecoArt classes!

Stephanie Rodgers

December 10, 2015

Cant live with out my Keiba full flush cutters

Jen Crossley

December 10, 2015

Love your new colors - especially the Aqua Sky! I can't live without my DecoArt Fluid Acrylics!

Jessica Sporn

December 11, 2015

Thank you for adding more color choices!

Joan M.

December 11, 2015

Definitely lots of work! Worth it all.

ANN ROBBINS

December 11, 2015

I love how Decoarts acrylics work on Yupo!!

Missy

January 2, 2016

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