Wednesday 6 July 2016

Dare to Create

Just popping in to share one of the projects I made last weekend at the Dare to Crate retreat in Coventry with the amazing Andy Skinner and Tracy Weinzapfel. These two are just so funny together and kept us entertained all weekend with their banter and jokes and kept us occupied with their fabulous projects.

This is one of those book boxes where the spine pulls out as a tray to hold bits and pieces. You can imagine Andy's background was much darker and grungier but I seem to be in summer colour mode and kept mine lighter and love the mixes and blends I got.

Hephaestus is the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes and of course this is Andy's interpretation of him.

Here is a side view and you can see I carried the tones of the colours onto the spine which is actually finely crackled but the photo doesn't pick it up.

The back is painted, stamped and stencilled .......

... and here you can see some of the fabulous texture we created.

Huge thanks to Andy for a fabulous weekend and teaching us the techniques he used to create this box. I love my version of it.

Just before I go I thought I would share the mug I won as a giveaway ..........

Hope you are having a happy and creative week.

hugs Brenda xxx