Working with Chalk
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In this Learn2GroomDogs lesson, award-winning creative stylists Angela Kumpe and Lori Craig show you how to apply brightly colored chalk to the coat. This is a very inexpensive color application to apply. It can be done on short or long coated dogs. Chalk also works on both light and dark colored pets.
The chalk can be applied in different ways. In this video, a flower is trimmed into the coat on the hip. Without color, the flower is very hard to see, but with colored chalk the flower pops right out. It’s bright. It’s fun. Next, you’ll learn a simple way to apply color to highlight the ears for a multi-tone effect.
There are a number of different products to choose from. Angela and Lori will share with you what to look for when selecting chalk to use with creative pet styling. Plus, they’ll tell you where you can get it. And best of all, this is not a permanent color. It will wash out with a few shampoos.
In this video you will learn:
• what types of chalks are available for creative pet styling.
• how to cut the design into the fur before adding the color.
• how to practice color work without using a real pet.
• how to get the chalk into the coat.
• how to set the color.
Angela Kumpe is a world-renowned speaker, judge, retailer, author and competitor on the creative styling circuit. She is passionate about pets and innovative force in the world of creative pet styling.
Angela is a self-taught pet stylist. She has worked professionally since the mid 90’s in Little Rock, Arkansas. Recently, she closed her salon, A to focus on her mobile grooming business, Designer Dogs and teach creative pet grooming to aspiring creative pet enthusiasts.
She was fascinated the first time she saw a creative design on the cover of a Groomer to Groomer magazine. In 2001 , she entered her first creative grooming competition and been hooked ever since. She has had countless awards in creative grooming competitions around the country. She has won the Barkleigh Honors Award for Creative Groomer of the Year four times and made the coveted cover of Groomer to Groomer Magazine seven times.
Angela is a published author. In 2007 she wrote a one-of-a-kind book, ‘A Creative Collection.’ Her book helps other pet stylists master the art of creative pet styling. In 2013, she published a second book ‘The Ultimate Guide to Salon Creative’ focusing on creative styling for everyday salon settings.
On her website at A Creative Collection, Angela has products and education material to assist other creative pet professionals. Today you can find Angela and her team attending industry trade shows teaching, competing, and running A Creative Collection booth around the country.
Angela’s creative styling abilities have been featured on several national TV and news programs including; TLC’s Extreme Poodles, Animal Planets Most Extreme, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and The Today Show. She’s also had numerous articles in newspapers and magazines including the New York Times. Angela is also featured with other creative stylists in an amazing documentary called, “Well Groomed.” The film has been featured in numerous film festivals all over the country. Recently, it was purchased by HBO and is set to air sometime in December 2019
Affordable private, hands-on classes are available in Little Rock, Arkansas. Angel also offers hands-on seminars together with creative legends, Adrian Pope and Lori Craig, around the country. To book/host a seminar, contact Angela directly.
You can find more information about creative styling, products and educational events on her website.
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Lori has been grooming since 1996. She went to Academy of Professional Dog Grooming. During school she started working at Classic Pets & Grooming. In September of 1997 she opened Doggie Styles Grooming. In 2019 her salon was awarded the winner Top Local Pet Groomer in Oklahoma.
In 2004 she attended The Pet Pro Classic grooming conference in Dallas, Texas. She saw her first grooming competition. She was hooked! Lori went out and bought a standard poodle for competition. The next year she competed in Dallas entering three different groups including creative styling.
Lori has gone on to be a multi-award-winning creative stylist and instructor. She has placed in almost every creative competition she has entered. She has been featured four times on the cover of Groomer-to-Groomer magazine with her artistic creations.
In 2011, her “Lion King” design, was undefeated, earning her a Barkleigh Honors Award. She also won the Barkleigh Honors award for Creative Stylist of the Year in 2015. In 2016, Lori’s passion for creative grooming was honored when she was awarded the Liz Paul Creative Stylist of the Year.
She has had the privilege of teaching creative grooming skills to groomers across the country - and around the world. She has traveled the world including Singapore, Scotland, Ireland, England and Canada teaching others how to turn their dogs into living artwork. Her work has been seen on TLC's show EXTREME POODLES, where she won first place. She has also been on the Today Show, Fox and Friends, TV Guide, AOL's Popeater, and many other TV shows.
Lori is the Vice President and a certifier for the National Society of Creative Stylists. Lori also works with the Creative Groomers Association, helping educate and promote creative styling worldwide.
Lori is part of a unique group of extremely talented professional pet stylists. She has been selected to be a part of the Wahl Elite Team, providing grooming education, inspiration and demonstrations around the world.
Lori Craig can be reached at E-Mail: Lcraig30@cox.net for private training and coaching.