Hi Crafty Bloggers
I hope you are all well ...It has been lovely here in Scotland lots of lovely sunshine some rain but really a fantastic Summer ;0)
I have been so lucky to attend a Workshop retreat at Handmade in Helen's in Dumfries with Marta from MaremiSmallArt teaching us over 2 days with her wonderful Mixed Media Art . The setting and grounds in Dumfries were beautiful and I met so many wonderful crafter's it was such an awesome experience that I will treasure .
On the first day we did our first class in the morning
How to break a blank page !
We were given an old book and we placed lots of bits and bobs on the page
After adding some guesso we added colour with sprays and water
Then added some shading around the edges
The second project of the afternoon was to make a galaxy picture . We sprayed mists or used powder pigments with water to create two pages with similar colours one slightly lighter . We used the darker page as the background and used our circle punches to create the circles . Then we added shading around and in the circles and lastly added some words and splatters .
We also used a paper bag with stencils and guesso and used the sprays with string, stickers and some chipboard . Lastly black was used to shade and some splatters to highlight .
The second day my book had dried and our next kit there ready to start
Can;t give away to much but Marta has classes online soon so that everyone can get a kit and make their own gorgeous bird !!
This was our example to inspire our own bird
Here is my birdie !!
We also had a heart to alter in the kit and while our other projects dried we had a play and I made this !!
The last lesson was called Rust of The Soul
It is such a new twist on patina effect which I love.
This is the example for us to try out !!
Here was the gorgeous kit !!!
Before painting my plan
Once stuck firmly it was painted with black guesso
Then adding paint awesome colours !! then dry brushing and some bling !!
I was so inspired I used some of the techniques and inspiration to alter this paintbrush using metal trinkets and resin pieces. Finishing with art beads and bling.
This one I used the black guesso with the dry brushing technique
I have added little flowers in the dome
I have used Marta's awesome stickers and stencils on most of my projects available at 13 arts . Also I would highly recommend their products as we used them at the retreat and the quality and results were fantastic !!
Here are some journal pages where I have played with stencils and acrylic paint in my old book !! Love it as you don't have any plan and you never know what you are going to create in the end and the best thing if you don't like it you can paint over it and start again !!!
I was inspired by Maremi's Whisper Board on Maremi's Creative Cafe on facebook to alter this bottle with metal trinkets an old paintbrush and lastly some bling !!
I used sprays lightly and some string and stenciling for texture
I also added some chipboard
I used some dry brushing and lastly some wax and not to forget some splashes
Here is a quick journal page in my watercolor book using one of Marta's awesome videos for some doodling to relax
Another journal page inspired by Maremi's Whisper Board . Love how this turned out as I used so many stencils and drew it all and just kept adding and adding more colour
That's all my crafty fun for now I hope you are inspired to try something new and get crafting .
Thank you for stopping by my blog today
Sending Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx