Monday, 18 March 2013

Workshop make











Doing workshops are such great fun and last Saturday I had a group of lovely ladies who enjoyed getting very messy hands using lots of glue and paint. We altered one of those paper mache book boxes that has a drawer in it.

I took along the box we were making and some samples of possible other embossed backgrounds and colours they could use when they try it out for themselves another time.



 We managed to prep and paint the box in three and a bit hours and a few people stayed to finish off with another coat of sealer and some wax rubons.

These are some of the finished boxes made by the class.








The group learned a great deal about how to prepare card substrates for lots of layers of paints; the thickness of paints when wanting to add a coat or a wash and creating textures.

Thanks ladies you worked so hard and produced some magnificent results.

Quote for this week.
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint', then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

Have a creative week.

hugs {benda} x0x


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23 comments:

Kathyk said...

Fab projects by you and your group Brenda.

Happy Monday

Kathyk

Rita said...

WOW. What a fabulous project to make Brenda. I bet you enjoyed it as well as the ladies. The finished books are a credit to you in what you taught. Hugs Rita xx

Karin said...

Wow they look great and very realistic!

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, it just goes to show what a good teacher you are when you look at the ladies' work, every piece is gorgeous. You must have all had a fabulous time getting messy.... Hugs, Anne x

lisa said...

These are absolutely great, Brenda. Your Ladies have created some stunners haven't they. I love the depth you've created and the colouring is beautiful.
hugs Lisax

Paper Profusion said...

Lucky and talented class Brenda. Nicola x

Fandhmum said...

These are lovely Brenda, clearly a talented lot
Rosie x

Von said...

Another fab transformation Brenda :)
Von ♥

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow -- fabulous ... i love that umberella man die .. i got it ina sale and havent used it yet .. but it always reminds me of my favourite ever film
Lisa x

Daniele said...

what great projects your group acieved, love the subtle shades and all the texture
hugs

Terry said...

This book box is out of this world cool! Oh I can just see the fun the ladies had in the class! Love this! BTW, I am finished with the front and just trying to decide if I want to add more highlights!!! What fun this has been. Of course now I have to embellish, etc!!! Hugs!

butterfly said...

What fabulous creations - and the workshop sounds as though it covered loads of great stuff. Fab Van Gogh quote too!
Alison x

catherine said...

Wow looks fantastic Brenda and I am sure everyone in the class loved it. They are all brilliant looking. Wish I could have come!! Maybe one day!!
x catherine

2amscrapper said...

Wonderful. Love that finish!

Nan G said...

Fab books by all! Lucky peeps to participate in such a workshop. I would love to take this and learn these techniques!

Samantha Read said...

You've wowed me again, who would have thought that the blank looking base would look soooo terrific! Marvellous and totally inspirational Brenda, big hugs xxx

craftytrog said...

Wow! They all look amazing Brenda! x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a wonderful project you have given your group to work on. I love the texture you have achieved,

Lucy x

Annie said...

These are fabulous brenda :-)

Wish I had been at the workshop

Hugs

Annie x

Sandy said...

Oh Brenda how I wish I could have been there with you - so much to learn and I love all the books.
Sandy

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooooh lah lah! That's one gorgeous box. Love all the different ways you've added texture and dimension.

Junibears said...

It's so lovlely to see the things you create dear Brenda.I'm still playing catch up and not doing very well! Hugs xx up

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, lucky ladies! Your samples look amazing and what they produced looks fab too. Looks like some incredible teaching went on, must have been such fun! I want to do one of these! When will you come up to Scotland???