Friday, 31 July 2015

Construction - in Art Journaling & in our new store - Coming SOON


We have a great group of ladies who come to an art journalling workshop once a month on Saturdays. They've almost finished our 6-7 months Art Journaling Basics course and they've had a fabulous time. Their work has really developed and it's wonderful to see the confidence in using the various different products and mediums in their work. Our last class was all about 'extending' and 'embellishing' and their brief was to add interest to the page with the use of an 'extension'. They also got to introduce some acetate into their work in some way. Here's some photos of what they came up with. Most not completely finished (finishing off is 'homework') but I think they all look pretty good anyway ! Here is Anne's take on the brief:

A variety of products have been used in the various pages, from Paper Artsy Fresco Chalk paints, Grunge paste, stamping, and more. Renate tried stamping on acetate with Stazon ink as well as lettering through a stencil with grunge paste. She was very pleased with her results.

Kylie experimented with using Paper Artsy Grunge paste through a stencil onto acetate. She found it worked really well. Because of the Grunge Paste's fast drying capabilities, she didn't need to risk melting her acetate with the heat gun. Some fussy cutting and she had a fabulous set of wings to go with her face once she had dry brushed colour into it.

Jennie used fabulous colours in her piece, highlighting her texture with various products including Silks - those little pots of paint sure do give a great result. So exciting to see the 'extension' here.

We had Leanne in the class too - I'll try and catch a shot of her page next month. Looking forward to seeing the finished results when they all come back for their next class.

And to finish - some of you will be wondering how the new store is coming along. It's all VERY exciting - here's a few shots of the construction zone - soon to be our wonderful new purpose built classroom. Everyone has been working hard to get the job done and not long to go now.

I guess we are teasing when we tell you that this will be the classroom ! 

We will keep you updated on the opening - not far away at all !

Bye for now


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