My Mixed Media Mayhem Messy WeekendHi All
So what have I been doing recently - well for the first time I went on a two-day Mixed Media Crafting weekend held at the Crooklands Hotel held by Rowan Tree Crafts in Carnforth, Lancashire. The tutor was Mark Gould from DecoArt. A big thank you to all who organised this fab weekend, I had a great time I can't wait to go again next year, i'll start saving now!
It was all about surfaces - On the first day we decorated a box and made small ATC cards. On the second day it was Alice in Wonderland and creating a book using stamps, painting and gilding flakes - Hardly any ink in sight just a bit of Stazon and Archival - a bit of a trauma for me there then! There were 13 lovely ladies on the weekend and two days of intense crafting with demos continuing into the evening. It was a great weekend and I learned a lot! I also found lots of 'must have' paints and stuff I needed to be able to do it all over again at home.
Here are some images of the ATC Cards and box I made on the first day, using a range of surface techniques, chalk paints, stencils, vaseline, gilding flakes, texture paint, crackle glaze with antiquing fluid, using acrylic paints on acrylic and stamping and a whole new concept 'working from behind' - took a while to get my head around that one!
|Here is the box complete with my ATC cards|
|Distressed box with ATC cards|
|Two of the ATC cards I created|
|More ATC cards|
|ATC card with magician|
|Side view of ATC card showing how its put together|
|ATC card showing magician and bird|
Here are some images of The Alice in Wonderland Craft Book, I made on the second day. Mark gave us wonderful items to work with to consolidate the techniques we used on the first day.
|The Cover Chalk paint in two layers then image transfer|
|Painted acrylic with a background paper|
|Back of the Acrylic Page|
|Stamped then crackle glaze with black antiquing|
|Wet paint techniques then stamped with ink to finish|
|Its all going on here, painted acrylic, with gilding flakes on the back then sprayed with paint in four colours|
|Just ink on paper for a journaling page|
|Stamped with white paint on black chalk paint|
|Journaling page just stamped ink on paper|
|Image transfer on chalk paint|
|Love this rabbit page|
|Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum painted on acrylic.|
|This is a lovely MDF frame|
For the past month I have been busy creating a range of sample cards for a well known stamp company - but you’ll have to wait a while to see those.
That’s all for now folks - take care and see you soon.
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