Monday, February 9, 2015

ART Board class

Hello crafty peeps! I'm back with a post about this fun mixed media class I taught recently at a local Fundraising crop here in Williams Lake. This class was fun and I think everyone enjoyed getting their fingers inky and learning a few new tricks! As I am feeling better I am starting to teach more and more, stay tuned this week for some dates and info on my upcoming classes here at Dollar Dollar in Williams Lake! I will be starting with a Mixed Media class and then a scrapbook class!

So below, in my favorite colour pink...of course! Is a little reminder to myself to just create..stop over thinking everything! Are you guilty of this? staring at a blank page or canvas ... like you're about to bungee jump?? Oh! I get SO MAD at myself! lol Recently I was in a class by the FABULOUS Ms. Dina Wakley and she said something that really hit me (in fact I think it will be the title of my next canvas!) she said *They will ALWAYS make more paper!* Right?? how friggin obvious is that? What does it matter? rip it out, gesso over it, give it to the kids to use, line the dog crate... whatever! Just don't worry so much! Ugh! 

So there are the usual layers under here, some texture paste, drywall tape, lace, ribbons... the I've layered some beat up paint brushes and pencils in a little bundle and abit of chipboard shapes (some from my favorite Canadian laser cut chipboard place Southern Ridge).

Then we covered it all with a light coating of gesso, (I say light as I like some of the colour of the items underneath to show thru) And we began to spray and spritz with various glimmer sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

The shiny frame in the centre ART was made with some fun frames from Maya Road, the inside peice we used some collage paper as a background, I wrote out the word ART with some liquid pearls and then when it dried I filled in the centre with some glossy accents! It looks like glass or water... LOVE IT!

OK! So as I said earlier I am going to be making some youtube videos and I will make another one of these quick little boards for you to watch and give it a try.

Please, let me know if you're interested in any classes or lessons. Even if it's just a few of your friends, lets make a date to get together! Email me at graphicat @ gmail dot com for more info!!

Ciao For Now!!!
Happy creating!

1 comment:

Nikki said...

Gorgeous Cheri, love all the detail in this x