Hi everyone, Brenda here. As all my workshop devotees will tell you I don't do things by half and our latest workshop on Saturday was no exception. We had a fabulous group of people together and one who sadly fell ill on the day and couldn't make it, but oh boy did I work them hard. I had planned five brand new techniques using the DecoArt media paints and mediums and as always I underestimated the time I would need for me to demo them and for the group to practice them, but oh boy did they do a magnificent job.
I not only designed the new techniques but used them on a configurations book and filled it with textured and rusted die-cuts putting collages on the front and inside covers.
The die-cut collage elements were just painted with burnt umber, raw sienna and black acrylic.
The technique samples -
Weathered paint relief
Three colour distress
Weathered wooden boards
Camouflage chippy paint
Metallic rust (used for the die cuts)
The fabulous group - Lynn and Jackie
Hazel and Nikki
Cathryn and Dan
Anne and Kate with yours truly demoing.
I hope you managed to get this far and to see what a great day we had and thank you ladies and gent for the wonderful feedback and ideas for next years workshops.
If you haven't tried the DecoArt media line I really do recommend it. The acrylic paints have a very high amount of pigment and are fabulous for painting and all forms of mixed media art work. They have been formulated to work seamlessly with their other mediums and included in the line are fluid acrylics, antiquing creams, misters, gessoes, mediums, crackles, varnishes, and textures. We used the black gesso, black modelling paste and sand texture paste with the paints to create our techniques, to rust the die-cuts and to colour he configurations box.
Keep an eye on the shop website for news of the next workshop which will be on the 7th November.
Have a great week everyone.
hugs Brenda xxx