Monday, August 13, 2012

A Great Sunday

Hi everyone-
 I have to tell you what a great day I had yesterday even though i was stuck in traffic for about an hour. It was all worth it.
 I took a workshop called Art Journaling 201: Staring Down  A Blank Journal Page(for newbies...) with Michele Luxenberg (little bird creations). It was so fun, met some great people that i hope to meet again, and I learned some new things. She put this together through "Meetup". I have joined a few groups but this was the first to actually do a "meetup" that I was able to attend.
Anywho, Michele showed us some techniques with using Dylusions ink spray and we also use molding paste. She had loads of rubber stamps and stencils to play with along with various other things. She was very generous. This is what I did. I can't wait to do more, we got to go home with goodies!!

She has some wonderful classes coming up with well know instructors. Take a look here.

This wasn't the end to my already fun day. We (my family and I) went to a friends house for a BBQ. There is nothing better then getting together with friends, enjoying  nice weather outside on a summer night. I wish everyday could be like this.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New materials

Since I went to the the Create retreat, I have had this urge to try new materials. Well it was a mixed media retreat after all. I bought some distress stains from Ranger. Haven't really figured out how to use them yet (if you have suggestions please share, besides from all the videos techniques on you tube). I am so use to using acrylic paints, not sure they work together.  Also bought other things too, but haven't tried them yet. I will keep you updated on that.
I have been using these little wood frames from Ikea. They came three in a pack and were a great price. Guess what, they are being discontinued. So sad!!! While I was there though, I noticed these large cork coasters. So I thought these could be fun.  I also wanting to incorporate fabric into my work but don't know how to sew. While looking through my stash, came across some trim I have and came up with this piece. Finished it and it is up on etsy. tell me what you think.