lördag 4 juni 2016

The Finnabair classes in Lund

"The Artifact" (canvas)
Now when I've been to the Finnabair classes in Lund (Sweden) I wanted to show what I made! It's been so much fun! I took all 4 classes. (That means 2 days of hard work!)

I  long for the next time I'll be able to take a Finnabair class!

"Overemotional" canvas

"Scraps of Memories" (layout)

tisdag 23 februari 2016

Goodbye Waltzingmouse!

Back in the Saddle and Way Out West

I'm very sad to hear the news, that Waltzingmouse stamps will close. I had to repost some old cards, for this final blog hop at Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge Blog.

My two most beloved stampsets, "Back in the saddle" and "Way Out West" is by WMS.

Claire, you're absolutely wonderful, you made the best stamps ever and I'm going to continue to hope, that one day, you'll make stamps again!

(This is just some of all the sets I have and love, but these are my best cards.)

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle and Way Out West

The adorable sister sets "Cicely at Halloween" and "Gracie at Halloween" is being used on this card.

fredag 12 februari 2016

I'm planning to go!

Anna Dabrowska is coming to Lund, Sweden this spring! Yay!!!
She will be teaching 4 classes!

 (All text/pictures below are from Anna Dabrowska's homepage. You should check her out! She's awesome!)

The ARTifact - dark mixed-media collage full of texture and wonderful light. Great way of making friends with texture pastes and mica effects. 

 It is all about light and texture... My inspiration for this project were old stone walls, rusted, corroded metal and that feeling of revealing a mystery which was hidden somewhere in the darkness for long centuries.
 “ The ARTifact” has it all – and during this mixed-media class I'll take you on a creative journey during which we will discover together, layer after layer, the amazing possibilities of using Art Extravagance Texture Pastes and Art Basics mediums. I'll share my ideas for building the dimension and creating a weathered, distressed look with a touch of dark, a bit industrial feeling. I'll guide you through the process of making 3D composition and painting it in the most interesting way focusing on creating a dramatic effect of light and shadow using such products as Black Gesso, Modeling Pastes, Soft Gels and Art Ingredients Mica Powders.
During this class you will not only create an amazing project you can display on your wall but also learn a lot of inspiring techniques, discover possibilities of getting custom look and combining the products to get the best results. All these techniques can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages.
“The ARTifact” is an invitation to the world of mixed-media – will you enter?
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4,5 h.

Scraps of Memories - mixed-media scrapbook page focused on delicate colours, customizing the background and embellishments and creating with scraps. 

 Dimensional, detailed composition, a bit of texture in the background and delicate, velvet looking colours may be a perfect recipe to create beautiful mixed-media style scrapbook page.
“Scraps of Memories” class is focused on embracing these little bits and pieces left on our working tables: leftover flowers, scraps of paper and lace, some trinkets, some buttons... all these put together are great start for eclectic looking, intriguing project which will be possible to customize right from the bottom to the very top!
 During this class I will create with you step-by-step interesting, lighter in style page which will include such useful and inspiring techniques as using pastes and stencils, background stamping, building 3D composition and customizing the look of your embellishments using art mediums and colour.
 “Scraps of Memories” is a great chance to get familiar with Art Basics and Art Ingredients Line of products including Modeling Paste, Clear Gesso, Soft Gel, Mica Powders or Glass Beads and have some serious creative fun stepping out of your comfort zone and making your fingers dirty!
All the backgrounds, embellishments, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Usual class time: about 3,5-4 h.

Frozen in time – cover
Mixed-media style decorated journal cover with shabby-vintage feeling including techniques based on sprays, gesso, metallic finishing and delicate texture.

 Would you like to have your own journal or book which will show your love for all things vintage? Are you planning a personal heritage project and looking for some ideas? „Frozen in Time” class is perfect for you!
 Starting with a plain chipboard cover we will use a range of techniques to get unique, multi-layered and romantic look which may be also easily adapted for other mixed-media projects such as home-decor, canvases or even smaller forms such as journal pages.
 Working step-by-step with me you will see how you can use such supplies as Resist Canvas, fabric, lace, trims, metal embellishments and all the found vintage treasures you may have in your private collection. I will share my ideas for decorating, customizing and finishing the project to suit your needs and personal taste and explain how to use a wide range of art mediums including my own products: Art Basics Soft Gel, Modeling Paste or 3D Gel and White Gesso. You'll also learn how you can finish the project creating beautiful, metallic and dimensional touches using Prima Art Ingredients and a touch of imagination!
After the class you will have your own art journal or album cover in style which is an appealing mix of shabby and grunge and a big dose of inspiration: I'll do my best to share my experience, give tips and to convince you to be more bold and artistic – creativity is for everybody and mixed-media is the essence of creative freedom!

 This 4h class may be accompanied with another full 4h class focusing on collage and journaling techniques. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time - about 4,5h

Overemotional - Mixed-media Collage on double canvas. Great chance to get friendly with gels, gesso, sprays, pencils and a touch of stamping. 

For me collage is one of the most natural ways of communicating my moods, thoughts and emotions – maybe that's why I keep using my own face for most of my projects. I love the process of creating the “costume” and “scenery” for the actors in my small collage theater – and I want you to try it too! “Overemotional” is a canvas project wit more air and negative space yet rich in details and layers. You will be able to try combining such material as fabric, lace, flowers with metal and plastic objects and grungy findings of all kinds to create textured, rich composition as well as trying techniques based on heavy gel, gesso, sprays and stamping – all this to create one, unique project. I'll help you to create balanced composition and getting the best effects sharing my experience and creating new full project with you step-by-step. You will be able to choose colors reflecting your taste and personality and experiment with stamping, coloring and using pencils and watercolor pencils for the finishing touches. “Overemotional are 4h of pure creative fun with your fingers dirty in gesso, inks and paints – you can't miss it!
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4-5 h.