Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mica atc's, Published canvas, student's canvases

I have had a few items published in the Australian magazine Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft but now I have ventured into the realm of a scrapbooking magazine, Scrapbook Creations. I know, not my normal area and this particular issue (#56) was the first (& probably the last) scrapbooking magazine I've ever bought. I was invited to take part in the project by Viv as she was doing an article on canvases, and so I did. She said...."no death or darkness please Kelsey"!!! I mean, would I do that? lol So I managed a little bit of death anyway, the image is of my Grandparent's wedding day in 1936 and they have both since passed away. I kept the colours nice and vibrant so they would photograph well but still with a vintage touch. When I showed my Mum she told me I now have make another 8 of them as she is one of 9 siblings and they'll all want one....guess I know what I'm doing for Christmas presents this year! This is a 5" x 7" canvas and yes Netta, you're right.....my Grandad was a bit of a looker!!! lol



I taught another canvas class at Scraptivate not long ago and remembered to take my camera along....so here you go girls, here are your canvases for all to see! I loved how they all turned out and once again it surprised them to see how quickly they came together.


Bibi and Ingrid...




Jackie and Margaret...



Marie and Megan...


Netta and Tracey...


Carmen...

and Jane...


Saturday's class is on using mica on atc's. I've done several before and they are notoriously difficult to photograph as the mica is transparent, so doesn't show well in photo's. This first one is using Mica D'Lights, a product that has mica and glitter suspended together in a dust-like form, you use it the same as you would use glitter, no heating required!


"Remember" is using a thicker piece of mica that is attached over the imagery using eyelets. A good tip I learnt from Nina Bagley is to put a little piece of masking tape over the mica where you intend to punch a hole as this prevents the mica from splintering or cracking. Just remember to peel it off before you attach your mica!

8 comments:

France said...

Congrats on your recent publication! :)

Audrey said...

Love your work and well done ladies on beautiful canvases. Kelsey I've left something on my blog for you. xx

vivian said...

lovely stuff kelsey!!

Lost Aussie said...

Lovely canvases and you got the mica to photograph beautifully.

Sam Marshall said...

Wow! I love the work created in your canvas classes- absolutely beautiful!
Your canvas is stunning.

Jacky said...

Fantastic canvases.... the girls in your classes are so talented! (as is their teacher...of course!)

I love the canvas you did for the scrapbooking magazine, no wonder your mum wants you to make one up for all of the siblings.

Pearl Maple said...

Congrats on your recent publication. Although it might not have been your first thought for a magazine to show your canvasw work, it does show that papercrafts have come of age that we can all enjoy each other's styles and learn something from each other. Well done and thanks for sharing your lovely creations with us.

Jen Crossley said...

Your amazing Kelsey You are such a great talented no wonder they published you.Cant wait to do a class with you In melbourne Congrats girl
I remember I knew you when ??
Jen