Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Canvas with Texture Paste and Finnabair Classes

Hi Friends,

It has been awhile since i have posted any scrapbooking related work so i thought that i would share this canvas that i made at the September retreat. This one was based on a tutorial taught by Lisa over at Swirlydoos Kit Club. I had saved it from last year and have just gotten around  to doing it. It features pages from Glitz Designs- lots of burlap and my first attempt at Texture Paste using a stencil. Love this stuff! It gives the page or in this case the canvas some extra dimension. I just treated the cnavas as a page really and went from there- now i have to find somewhere to put it on the wall!

Miss Ella

a close up  of the brick wall stencil with texture paste

Just wanted to mention also that Scrappin Patch is hosting the fabulous Finnabair from Poland on the 27th of March 2013. I have booked my place- be in quick to book yours at Scrappin Patch. There will be 2 classes at 4 hours each- one a layout and the other a grungy steampunk journal. Here are some sneaks of the classes and some descriptions...

Industrial Baroque - "Tea for 2" Wednesday 27 March 2013 9am - 1pm.

Grunge is a style, which is, in my opinion, the essence of creative fun and freedom: you can put almost everything on your project and be happy with the effect you got. You may give as much or as little elements as you want, you may use medias and inks… Grunge is usually considered as “boyish” or “men” style, but I'd like to convince you that it also as the more feminine, crazy, eclectic side – let's call it “industrial baroque”.
 During classes I will try to convince you that creating a grungy, eclectic layout is not hard at all - and the only boundaries you have are those made by your imagination! I will make you look again at your embellishments and how you possibilities of using everyday objects as a part of your composition, giving them the uniqueness, personal touch and grungy style. I will show you finished projects and share my experiences from the creative process. On each class I will create with the students a full size layout including products from well known manufacturers and demonstrate possibilities of mixing different medias, scrapbooking supplies and found objects to get baroque look of your project. "Industrial Baroque" is a perfect combination of fun, experiment and playing with composition, color and texture.
"Tea for 2" Paper based mixed media class with layering, stamping, sprays, tea stain and a touch of metallic paint together with a wide selection of inspiring embellishments which will provide a bit  lighter, but very "vintage" look in the project.

Overload - grungy journal" Wednesday 27 March 2.30 - 6.30pmHave you ever thought about having your own, intimate space which will be just for you – without pressure, without fear and competition? Maybe you feel you want to have more fun, to try new things and play with techniques... or you need a place for your personal notes, sketches, memos? Or maybe you are an idea collector? All this and more you can put in your Art Journal! How cool is this?
Journals are best friends of creative people: they love experiments and new techniques, they are good listeners and always have time for you. You can take them wherever you go. Journals are never in bad mood – and they never say that your project is not good enough or not creative. Working in journal is fun, easy... and liberating. There are no strict rules, no boundaries, just freedom. All the meanings and the ideas are taken straight from the heart: you can realize all the crazy plans simply because it is YOUR Journal and you create just for yourself.

During this class I'll tell you about my ideas for journaling, and share my ideas how to personalize and alter a journal to match tour taste and expectations – using paper scraps, envelopes, old book pages – all you can think of! Together we'll make an unique, mixed media cover based on a bunch of my favorite techniques such as creating texture with gels, embellishments and found objects, painting and spraying. I'll share my experience in creating a grungy-looking, rich in texture project which not only will be a true eye-candy but also will survive long travels and using day-by day. I'll show you different effect you can get using media such as pigments, acrylic paint and common soft pencils together with multipurpose glues or varnish.
After the class you will have your own, personal art journal which will reflect your taste and personality and t a big dose of inspiration: I'll do my best to share my experience, give tips and I'll try to convince you to leave traditional, conventional thinking and go more bold and artsy. It is possible you will be surprised what you can do with medias and tools which you already have in your kit or at home!
During the class we will work both with products from top scrapbooking and mixed-media brands and common household objects.

She sure has such a unique style- be in quick to secure your place!! Click on the links below to go straight to Scrappin Patch to purchase a class!

Back soon with more to share



Today for Tomorrow said...

Love your canvas and so looking forward to Finnibair.

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