Country View Crafts - Bedfordshire - Classes Schedule


Classes at Country View Crafts. Potton, Bedfordshire

All workshops will be advertised on the Country View Crafts website about 4 weeks prior to the workshop date.

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When Rust and Nature Collide


Date: Thursday 7th September  10 - 4 pm
Details and booking: on Country View Crafts website


For this workshop I am going to be showcasing the brand new and already very popular Scoreboards XL Journal Die from Eileen Hull. Come and find out how I have designed this fabulous project in my timeworn style and created textured layers for the front cover. Although I have made this a green and yellow oxide coloured journal I always encourage you to choose your own colour palette to give it that more personal touch so I will have number of different colours available to you.

Please note that the workshop time will be taken for making the journal and the decorative elements on the front cover, there will not be time to make any inserts for it. If you would like to bring papers the double pages need to be 81/2 inches across and 81/4 inches long with the 81/2 inch sided folded to make pages 41/4 x 81/4. We will have a long arm stapler ready to make your pages into signatures and elastic ready for you to add your inserts when you have finished.

Whilst everyone begins from the same starting point and with the same supplies you know you will go home with a project quite special and unique to you. This workshop is suitable for those new to working in mixed media and using acrylic paints as well as those who have more experience, however we do presuppose that you have some knowledge and experience with crafting and are looking to extend yours skills and expertise. Whatever level you are at I will demonstrate, advise and support you throughout the whole process.


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A textured, altered frame.
‘Under the Sea’
Date:  Thursday 27th July  10 - 4 pm  POSTPONED



How about this workshop where you can create this fun summery project with a sea theme to it with textures and techniques galore? Come and use fabrics, paints, texture glaze, cabochons, die-cuts and chipboard pieces to achieve this underwater scene with the gorgeous seahorse as the focal point or perhaps maybe you prefer the crab?  You will create layers of medium and paints for the background and have fun texturizing fabric to help create that look of sunken lost fishnets and ropes creating hidey holes for crustacean to live. This would look fabulous hanging in your cloakroom or bathroom for the summer.

Brenda loves her DecoArt products and as a member of the DecoArt Media Design Team she enjoys looking for ways to make them work for mixed media applications. As always you start at the same point everyone else will in the workshop but you end up with something that’s all your own and unique to you. Brenda will always encourage you to put it together your way and will give you as much help and advice as you need to do that.


This workshop is suitable for those new to working in mixed media and using acrylic paints as well as those who have more experience, however we do presuppose that you have some knowledge and experience with crafting and are looking to extend yours skills and expertise.

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A mixed-media canvas
‘Fall out of Summer’
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This canvas was designed and created by Brenda for DecoArt and published in the Craft Stamper magazine last year. The Editor of the magazine loved it so much she made it the front cover design and then invited Brenda to be a member of the Craft Stamper Design Team. Brenda was thrilled and of course she said yes.  Although you can read the step by steps in the magazine it’s not quite the same as being taught by the artist herself who has a wealth of knowledge and ideas to share with you as you proceed to learn how to create the beautiful textured background and add the wonderful embellishments over the top.

Come and take a class with Brenda who will teach, support and guide you through all the steps needed for you to make your own version of this fabulous design.  Change the textures, alter the colours and mix up the layout to suit you and go home with a gorgeous canvas to put on the wall at home.

This workshop is suitable for those new to working in mixed media and using chalk paints as an artist medium  as well as those who have more experience, however we do presuppose that you have some knowledge and experience with crafting and are looking to extend yours skills and expertise.

Please note the finished workshop canvas will resemble this photograph but will not be exactly the same.


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Fragile Winter

Date: Thursday November 16th 10 - 4 pm

More details coming soon.