Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A Textured Canvas Workshop

I recently did a workshop with a lovely group of ladies making this textured canvas.
There are numerous layers of papers, paints, texture paste through masks, stamps, tea and embellishments and although I prepped by doing the die-cutting before hand we still got these made in three hours.
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We used the Tim Holtz clock die and the jumbo and normal tattered florals dies too.
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The Martha Stewart punched butterflies were laid over a stack of three white butterflies stuck together to give added dimension.
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The cluster of embellishments at the bottom really makes a statement….
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… and the butterflies flutter up the canvas to create some height.
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And these are what my lovely ladies created – I was so proud of what they achieved in terms of techniques and final outcomes.

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Didn't they do a great job?

Yesterday the workshop focused on the gelli plate and we had a great morning just playing making mono prints, ghost prints and layered prints - such great fun.

Hope your week is going well.

hugs Brenda xx

32 comments:

sally said...

Very nice job ladies! It always helps when you have a good teacher as well :-)

Sally

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a beautiful project you have created, Brenda. I love the crumpled flowers. I bet the students loved doing this; so rewarding to see such wonderful results,

Lucy x

Valerie-Jael said...

You all made wonderful canvases, it looks like you used your time together really well. Hugs, Valerie

debby4000 said...

What wonderful, gorgeous canvases.
luv
Debby

Deborah said...

So lovely! You're obviously a great teacher, Brenda, because their canvases are so beautifully done.

Joanna said...

Beautiful makes. I like them all. Love the soft backgrounds. Jumbo flower is really jumbo ;) flowers looks great.

massofhair said...

All are very beautiful, looks like it was a wonderful workshop:-) xxx

Kathyk said...

Your original make is just gorgeous, Brenda, but all of your class have done a beautiful job on their own too

Kathyk

Gram's Treasures said...

Looks like everyone really had some fun and the results are gorgeous. Love the colour combos and all the little details.
Joyce xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Sorry I have not managed to visit but I am experiencing several problems re my blog and leaving comments on other blogs - GC tells me my web page doesn't exist!
So satisfying for your class to have such glorious art to take home with them. Such pretty colours and wonderful dimension.
Wishes
Lynne

Terry said...

Brenda, you are teaching your class well! What a gorgeous and spectacular collections of canvases! Each one different and equally beautiful! It had to be a great feeling for all to walk away with a treasure! Hugs!

Netty said...

Loving your choice of beautiful colours Brenda and thank you for sharing the fab class makes, Annette x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

each single canvas is fab! adorable artwork !

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda that's a smashing canvas. And all of the ladies did a fantastic job. I'm sure you all had a wonderful time :)

Redanne said...

Your ladies did you proud Brenda, each canvas is so beautiful. It is incredible what can be made in just 3 hours! Anne xx

Gio said...

With a so talented teacher I am not surprise about the wonderful pieces of your students. I have already a couple of favourites, beside the original one!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous canvas Brenda, and its obvious you taught the class well as all the makes are stunning too.
Avril xx

Chris Warner said...

This is stunning Brenda! Love the whole concept - the composition, the colours, everything - great work! The ladies in the workshop all made great makes too! Chris xxx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful projects from everyone!
Alison xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! A totally stunning piece - the background is so gorgeous and I love the way you combined the weathered clock with the new jumbo tattered florals. I'm drooling here!

Hugs,
Linda

Coco said...

Wow, fabulous canvas!!! Hugs, Coco xxx

Anita Houston said...

A symphony of gorgeous art here! Love your canvas!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fabulous project! I am sure everyone loved it as they all created beautiful pieces. I see I really do *need* the jumbo floral die... thanks, Enabler!

butterfly said...

Such a beautiful canvas, Brenda - the composition and delicate colours are so lovely... love the distressed leafy stems! And what great makes from the whole class... Looks and sounds like a brilliant day!
Alison xx

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous canvas, Brenda, your ladies have done so well too.
Forgive my lack of commenting lately, I will try and get back on track soon,
Rosie x

Paper Profusion said...

Those stunning creations speak very highly of your workshop Brenda. Absolutely gorgeous! Nicola x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous canvas Brenda in my favourite colours and the ladies in your class have made some amazing projects too looks like a fun time was had by all.

MaggieH

Astrid Maclean said...

These are all stunning Brenda and your example is out of this world, absolutely gorgeous!! The muted colours are so beautiful and those flowers make a fab vocal point.

(there seems to be a problem between your blog and mine by the way, I have you firmly added to my blogroll, but for some reason your new posts never show up, that's how I managed to miss this one yet again, arghhh :o(

Samantha Read said...

Love your canvas Brenda and those ladies all did wonderfully :) xxx

1CardCreator said...

These are all stunning, shows what a great teacher you are Brenda! ~Diane

Jools Robertson said...

Wow! These are all stunning, only preference would be my personnel colour choice
Must have been a great class and illustrates what a great teacher you are

Jools x

scrappymo! said...

These canvas works of art will look wonderful on a wall or on an easel. Fabulous work!