Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Last night I taught the Faux Leather Technique class to the Tuesday group of atc girls. Such a great technique and wonderful for making use of the fantastic Golden paints, though Jo Sonja paints also made an admirable impression as well! I don't have a scan of the raffle atc as I only finished it half an hour before the class started but I did make one in the class, strangely enough not using the Faux Leather technique. It was just a muck-around paint job on a piece of white cardstock showing the girls how impressive the Golden Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold colour is. Natalie challenged me to make an atc while the class was going on so of course, you can't say no to the boss.....it needs a couple of brads still, but oh how wonderful this colour is! I only used one drop of the Nickel Azo Gold and a paint brush dipped in water and smooshed the paint around on the card, added a little more on my "transdermal applicator" to rub around the edges, dried it, added a little Micaceous Iron Oxide for shimmer and an image, some text paper, some thread around the image, a crackle stamp, some corrugated black card and one of my clear words on a piece of sharpie-coloured chipboard and it was done! Janick won this as a "second-prize" in the raffle that I got conned into doing!
Last Saturday's atc class that I taught was called Textured Paper. Take some cardstock, some scrapbook text scraps, book page scraps, tissue paper (printed and/or plain), some thick gesso, slap it all down, let dry and you have textured paper! This was the raffle atc.
In the last post I mentioned that I was doing something for a scrapbooking magazine. Here are a couple of ......I'm not going to say sneak peeks......"limited views" of the canvas. I won't be able to post the whole thing until after I come back from my holiday (8 sleeps to go!!!).
A big thanks to Jacky for including me in the "5 blogs I love to visit" award....I'm sure in some illustrious company with this one! Visit Jacky's blog to see who else she nominated. I'm not going to nominate for 2 reasons, I have done numerous blog nominations before and it's just too darn hard to narrow it down to 5! But I thankyou anyway Jacky for reading my blog. ;-)