Monday, 18 March 2019

First workshop of the year with Brenda with photos and video

My first workshop at Country View Crafts headquarters was a couple of Saturdays ago and it sold out with maximum numbers within days of going live. I feel so honoured that so many people wanted to come and make my project without actually seeing a photo of it in advance. I called it simply a Springtime Shadowbox.

The Tim Holtz Cottontails take centre stage on a rusted frame with a collage backdrop of ephemera and papers.

I demonstrated a quick watercolour technique using the DecoArt media fluid acrylics.

And we added several of the Entomology bugs to ad to that Springtime feel ......

.... including one hidden in the foliage.

 In the background you can see the fabulous crackled design with washes of more of the media fluid acrylics.

I so enjoyed my day and I think the participants did too.

My thanks to -
Helen Pigott
Helena Jeffries
Cheryl Reynolds
Helen Hinkins
Karen Conningsby
Fred Smith (aka Nikki Acton)
Margaret Green
Robyn McClay
Karen Bradbury
Nahid Khan
Lynda Sutherland
Hazel Corrigan
Claire Martin
and of course the lovely Susan Seabert

I have put together a video of the workshop and most of the projects made on the day. Some may be missing because I either missed them - this is my first time for creating a video like this or they just wouldn't load.
Fingers crossed this works.

Here are a couple more photos of the day.
Yours truly at the front of the class,

A small sample of the goodies that can be bought  and if you are attending the workshop you get a 10% discount on the day.

A new drying rack with all the backgrounds and cottontails drying before they can be used for their next steps.

All workshops at Country View Crafts can be found on the shop website here.

hugs Brenda xxx


  1. What a stunning project... No wonder the participants loved it!

  2. Lots of deep in thought creatives Brenda you must be a wonderful teacher. The project looks fabulous spot on Spring time theme. You did a fab job with your video a great way of showing everyones take on your the prototype. Thanks for sharing with us all.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx

  3. This is an absolute delight, love it. Angela xxx

  4. Stunning project and great video :D Always love seeing the bunny die in use XXX