The colours lightened a lot as they dried, which we expected as the apron was so very wet to begin with. Still it’s looks like a “galaxy” and we are pretty happy with it. The Ice Stickles in blue and green added a nice hint of sparkle too.
I originally was going to add Prima flowers and some swirls with ink, kinda like this but Miss Emily thinks “no”, and to leave it the way it is. The flowers sure are pretty… But I am undecided… Thoughts?
Before and after…
Monday is a good day, because at the end if it I get to be with 11 creative ladies and learn some cool stuff! I get ink on my fingers (although I think Eva has way more than me) and come home with a page almost complete in my art journal and inspired to do more.
Tonight Michele taught us a cool technique and we all embraced it and came up with vey different looking pages following her steps the through the layers.
How cool is this? Thank you Michelle for an awesome class!
It was so fun going around seeing what everyone was up to – each in their own little creative zone! I didn’t catch photos of everyone but here’s a few to share
Julie took a while tonight to find her groove and when she did she was on fire! Colours are her thing, she does them so well! Look at that vibrant green!
Lorraine and Josie getting inky.
There was no stopping Suzie tonight, she had two on the go! Just beautiful!
When you’ve finished looking at this fabulous page by Eva, check out her fabulously inky fingers! Love that saying Eva!
Minnie really makes me smile, not only is her work gorgeous, but you should see her face when she learns something new and cool, now that is gorgeous!
and I leave you with this one…
I assume it is Janice’s, but can’t be 100% sure, I kinda got a bit sidetracked and I don’t think the owner was about when I snapped this pic… edit – I spy Eva’s gorgeous apron and see now that is it her second page! These girls are too clever! Love it!
Remember to breathe.
10 o’clock the night before homework is due… that’s about a perfect time to start work on a project. Well, that’s how I roll around here. Luckily I have the ever-so-talented Emily here to guide me and together we worked on my “altering my apron homework”. It took about an hour to get to this stage, going for a starry night scene – can you see it?
Clean up took over half an hour more!
We began by wetting the apron and laying it in the bottom of the bath, best way to keep paint contained, and the bath needed a good clean anyway.
then we pulled it out and laid it on butchers paper and cardboard… It was very very drippy and wet.
next we tried to dry it, but it was going to take forever, so we mopped up a little with paper and decided to add the Liquid Pearls and Ice Stickles anyway as it was getting late.
it would probably bleed in, but, oh well, sigh… its no biggie. We added dots and more dots, then dotted a little Ice Stickles glitter in… I so love the hint of glitter.
and this is where we are up to now. Might add some Prima flowers when I get home from work after its had a chance to dry out. I am thinking it might lighten up a little too during the drying process. We will have to wait to see!
Have a great day!
Chatting with Christine recently about an upcoming project she’s working on really got me thinking. I love being able to work with some talented, creative and very giving people. I meet some wonderful people in this line of work. She is making something special (shh… it’s under wraps for now I think) for a group soon soon and clay was going to be her choice. Polymer clay has been very popular lately, especially with the latest tutors in town, but we got to thinking and decided Martha Stewart’s Air Dry Clay was the go! This is pretty cool stuff- see the video link below on how to use the clay, products available and some quick demos.
This has been in store since last year, Child #4 has had a play with my set and come up with some fun things. It’s a terrific product and certainly worth looking at if you are in the market for some hands-on fun.
Here’s the video from CHA – shows you all the moulds and how easy it is to mix colours and manipulate.
I hope Christine’s project turns out wonderful and she enjoys working with Air Dry.
Oooh I just love this – created by some clever cookie! I am thinking I might skip work and go play. My Oma had a calendar in her bathroom and I loved looking at all the names of our family – my cousins and Aunts and Uncles and discovering ones I didn’t know! Wow, her calendar would be pretty full now if she were still here.
Walked into the store this morning and this lovely big flower greeted me with it’s beautiful orange petals.
It’s from my Mum’s garden – there is something quite special about being given a flower from one’s garden… Thank you Mum I love it!
Flowers brighten up any space – I think it looks lovely right here on my front counter where I get to see it all day. Just hope I don’t knock it over.
I meant to bring in a proper vase, but forgot again, so this KFC Homer Simpson cup will do for now with a piece if card and a ribbon. I have to figure out a better option to make it stand in the middle of the cup – sticky tape is doing the job now – ha ha… So classy! Have a great day wherever you are
Are you a night owl or an early bird? I’ve never been one to enjoy the early hours of the day, I was the kid who was last into class every day. I had some long suffering friends who would walk me to school and they’d wait do patiently for me as a dragged my feet every morning. I wished school would start at 10:00 and finish later, I would perhaps have been more awake for more lessons.
The Scrapbook House just happens to open at 10:00am, and that is a very good thing… because when I get home from class at 9:00pm I am very glad I didn’t have to be completely switched in every day at 8:30. Some says I don’t get home till 10:00pm and tonight we whizzed through class and we were out in record time.
A page from my #1 Art Journal
I find it SO HARD to get up in the mornings. I know, the simple solution would be to go to bed earlier, why can’t I just do that? I know I should. Still, silly me will stay up late again. Enjoying the quiet house once all the children have finally succumbed to sleep. I can see they are like me… I hope they get the chance to work a job that suits their “night owl” character too.
I hope you’ve had a great day – or night – as the case might be.