We’ve got a few things coming up on Friday nights if you wanna come play.
This Friday night (8th Nov 13) is an open night, for those who like to art journal… bring along your paints and stencils and come have some messy fun – no class $5
Then on the 29th we are creating this gorgeous Owl Project.
And on the 6th December there will be a Mixed Media canvas class.
It’s gonna be fun!
We have just reactivated our Pinterest account and are keen to bring our boards to life!
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I groaned “not another medium” when these were first introduced… but I have a soft spot for Tim Holtz and all his Distress line, so we ordered them, every colour… because I love every one of his colours. One of the bottles was leaking, and had paint on the label, so I took it home…. OMG – loving it! It’s in the last colour I would have purchased too… YELLOW – but I have used it a number of times and it’s stellar in my art journal, it goes on smoothly and dries so nicely.
Today I see Tim has introduced new colours – yay! Still waiting on the Peacock Feathers though Tim – hurry up – I need that one!
Tim Holtz Distress Paints 1oz
Tim Holtz and Ranger have developed these special paints to be reactive with water just like Distress Inks and Stains.
Perfect to accomplish a wide variety of artistic techniques
Very fluid water-based acrylic paints for multiple surfaces
Convenient dabber system for easy and mess-free application included
Use with stamps, paper, wood, metal, glass, plastic and more for a timeless matte finish on crafts projects.
And… if you want a chance to win a set of these, then head on over to the Ranger site here and enter the competition using any distress product in these colours! Or just pop over to see the entries - they’re inspiring!
Have a great day!
Our Emily headed off today (Saturday) on her musical adventure, to join in with the Schools concert band at the International Music Festival in Sydney. I am so excited for her, and still can hardly believe that tomorrow she will be playing cello at The Sydney Opera House.
So, because she is away, kids classes will be on the second week of the school holidays, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. There will be two classes on each day, (more details to be announced as soon as I get my act together and will be printed and also posted on Kids classes section of the current timetables, and probably Facebook too)
I am so incredibly proud of this girl, she works hard for her grades, and puts in effort to her extra curricular activities. She is honest and kind and so very grateful for everything that comes her way.
Here she is, all ready to go. You can’t see it here, but you should have seen her trying to lift the huge cello, in its hard case it weighed nearly 20 kilos! Poor love, so we took a quick trip to Bunnings and picked up a hand trolley and a couple of ratchet tie-downs. Her case was chockas too, why does a girl needs 5 pairs of shoes for 7 days?
Tonight there was no class, but we still met up anyway for a bit of inky fun. I love watching Michelle go crazy with the Dylusions sprays – she loves colour that’s for sure!
She had an idea and wanted to see how it would play out in real life, the first layer being lots of colour. Next she played with acrylic paint and glass bead gel medium to create large petals in a kaleidoscope of colour. It was 3/4 done when she left tonight, but I’ll be sure to grab a photo to share when I see her later in the week.
Eva also got very busy, taking on a few interesting projects.
She loves to paint with her fingers! I can’t wait to see the finished pages.
Me, I sat with a couple of blank gesso pages for a while.
I decided to use teal and purple, and to add texture paste mixed with teal as a frame, then to stamp the rubber stamp into it to add dimension
A bit of stamping with some black and white penning and it was done!
The journaling reads
Those who are happiest never did have everything
They are thankful for everything they do have
Love that quote, live that quote. ❤
I had a few minutes whilst “waiting for mate” tonight and saw this Dusty Attic Caddy sitting on the end of the table. Sandie had brought it in and it was put together, just clicked in place, it didn’t even need glue, tight fit!
It was looking very plain though, and I only had a couple of minutes till my friends were due to arrive so I wondered what to do with it that would be quick. Not really wanting to get the modpodge out (well, more to the point I didn’t want to wash brushes) My first instinct was to Glimmermist it, quick and easy. Then I decided that would not be pretty enough, so I grabbed a roll of Washi tape and went to work- a few minutes later it was covered! It adheres so nicely, conforming to the edges where the chipboard has a lip. You could use almost any colour it pattern, I chose a busy floral pattern so it wouldn’t matter if I overlapped or if it didn’t line up.
For the inside – not wanting any overspray, I brushed on Brick Glimmermist with a soft brush.
Done – this used just over half a roll of tape, and it fits a family of 12 Dylusions sprays or Glimmermists! We also have the large caddies if you have more in your family.
Have a great night
Some friends have a little art journaling to share with us from a few classes ago.
This is another take on one of our classes, I do believe this us from
Eva’s Janice’s book ( correct me please if I am wrong thanks for the correction) and I love the “hands” and the play on words.
the journaling reads
A Mothers hands can tell a story.
The hands of strength is a Mothers hand
You may hold my hand for a short time but you’ll hold my heart forever
A mothers hand never let’s go
Two hands are better than one
Just lovely, a nice dedication to Janice’s Mum!
Next we have Janice’s page, using the “positive” image and boy… she has picked up the texture paste thing and “run with it”!
These pages have layers of goodness! I love the silhouette of the cowboy.
The journaling reads
The world of reality has its limits; but the world of imagination has no boundaries
Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter the least
Life is not about waiting got the storm to pass, it’s about learning up dance in the rain. Life is what happens up us while others are still making plans
And Julie has a lovely lady to share
Julie’s lady had beads and pearls and feathers too! The script stamps are a favourite, I don’t think I would ever tire of them.
Thanks to these lovely ladies for sharing with us -
Have a great day