Tuesday, 30 July 2013

School's Out for Summer...

...and so the blog post is a late night one due to having to share the PC with the children!!  It's been a long time since the last workshop, as this month's workshop is on the very last day of the month. Where has July gone to? Loving the sunshine though! Our latest challenge must have really worked - all that creative thought you have been putting into your sunshine cards must have convinced the sun to come back and shine!! Don't forget to bring them on Wednesday to keep the rain away and for a chance of winning a free workshop.

Our techniques this month involve working with acrylic paints and the Cuttlebug. I will be showing you how to cut out chipboard embellishments and decorate them with acrylic paints and PVA glue to create a crackle effect.

Michelle will be using acrylic paints with Cuttlebug embossing folders to create textured paint backgrounds.

Another chance to get colourful hands!

See you on Wednesday.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Mirrors, mosaics and more!

Our second workshop for this week was our first Saturday workshop of the year! (It does make sense if you think about it!) At our Saturday workshops we can get stuck in to more in depth crafty projects as we have longer - all day if you so choose!! So for this workshop we chose mosaics and altered mirrors/boxes etc using bitumen and paint. See below for the results.

We had two groups of people for the mosaic workshop - a morning session and an afternoon session. As it is important that the tile adhesive dries, the pictures below are pre-grouting. We look forward to seeing photos of the finished items as the range of designs was amazing!

Our other workshop on Saturday was the bitumen technique, for producing an aged design, suitable for most wooden items with a reasonable flat surface area to work on. So mirrors, wooden boxes (including Turkish Delight boxes!) etc. Again some very impressive results.

Well done to you all and thank you to Kay and Michelle for the demos.