Monday 20 October 2014

Cardinals Burlap Panel (1 of 4)

Saturday saw me leaving the house early to travel down to Southampton for my first time teaching at Pickwell Farm. If you like fresh from the ground produce and to ‘pick your own’ this is a great place to go. Alongside that it has an amazing craft section organised and run by Carolyn, she not only sells a wide range of craft items, she runs workshops herself and also invites others to teach there too. It is packed with so many goodies you would be amazed if you haven’t visited there.

Today I am sharing one of the four burlap panels I designed and also some photos from Saturday too.
To start we covered all four panels in the same way but using different papers and masks to achieve different looks.
Everyone soon got busy creating and learning or re-visiting techniques.
We used coredinations papers, sanding, inking and painting to get some lovely textured effects.
Pam loves inking everything like me and soon got down to gathering all her greenery and blending both green and brown distress inks over the pieces.
Anne said she was very new to these products and techniques, but looked a real natural to me.
We added an altered muse token, glittery stars and used a black pen to get the more realistic markings on the birds.
It was also lovely to meet up with Von (on the left) as I haven’t see her for ages, at lunch time we mooched in the shop and had a good catch up.
As always it was amazing to see everyone's different versions at the end.
They did a brilliant job and they all looked so different.
Thank you Carolyn for having me and I’m already looking forward to my next visit in January when I will be teaching a vintage tag book.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

hugs Brenda xxx


Deborah said...

That looks like a fabulous class. All the panels are a delight.

froebelsternchen said...

Looks loke this was a great class here - all the panels are terrific!

sally said...

Looks like everyone had a good day out and made some lovely panels.


Mary Elizabeth said...

What a fun class. Love this mini canvas idea for Holiday decor. You had some great students! Beautiful makes. Would have loved to have been there! Thanks for sharing this with us -- Mary Elizabeth

Nicole Wright Designs said...

OMG I they are adorable! I'll be sure to link your blog when I make a set. Going to hunt down some of these burlap panels.

Jenny Marples said...

What a fabulous class Brenda with superb results! It looks like everyone had a brilliant time. Jenny x

Karin said...

Beautiful panels, it looks like you had fun! Groetjes Karin

Margreet said...

Beautiful are a great teacher!
xxx Margreet

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Super congrats to you!!! Your students look like they had so much fun! Love the projects too!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Looks like a lot of creative fun. Gorgeous pieces.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda,
What a wonderful eclectic mix of panels, I would have enjoyed this class very much, I may have to purchase some burlap boards and make some up on my own.

Sylvie Collet said...

All mini canvas are lovely!!!you're a great teacher!!!

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous workshop Brenda and having seen these burlap panels in real life I wish I could have been taking part! Everyone looks as though they are having a great time.

Jennie x

Dagmar said...

What fantastic work off art - i love them all. The Workshop looks like a lot of fun! Hugs Dagmar.

Meggymay said...

This looks a fantastic class, loved all the makes.

Anonymous said...

How lucky they all are to have you as their teacher.
Your burlap panel is beautiful as are all the creations from the class.

Terry said...

Brenda, your burlap panel is so festive and gorgeous! Love it and love all the work of the students! What a great teacher you are to have them so enthused and turning out such wonderful creations! Hugs!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a wonderful looking class Brenda, you have developed a beautiful project for your lucky students,

Lucy x

Sam & Poppy said...

What a feast for the eyes! Wonderful Brenda as always.
Wishing you a lovely weekend, big hugs xx

Juls said...

Gorgeous makes .... This all looks lots of fun :-) xx