Thursday 23 February 2023

Mixed Media Crafting Weekend with Stamperia's Very Own Antonis Tzanidakis

Last weekend we were giddy with excitement with the return of Antonis Tzanidakis to Country View Crafts.  The last time Antonis joined us was in 2019.  A weekend of face to face workshops had been planned for 2020 and due to the covid pandemic they were switched to webinars.

But, after a long drive back from Heathrow in rush hour traffic Antonis was back and raring to go!

Friday went off with a bang with the workshop attendees having a blast using Stamperia mediums and papers, including Antonis' own designs.

Layer after layer, medium after medium, the room was excited to get inky fingers and creative play time.

Saturday's project used Antonis' own designs.

Antonis shared lots more techniques

There were many gasps when Antonis demonstrated how to create an antique look by covering the whole project using antiquing paste.

There were lots of smiles at the end of the workshop.  I think everyone enjoyed themselves.

Sunday was the final day.  And the largest project of the weekend.  

Again, using some of the beautiful products from Antonis  and Stamperia, everyone got stuck in, fussy cutting, layering and aging their Geisha projects

Just look at those layers and textures.

And those beautiful papers.

Just look at those happy faces - it was certainly a fun day and the perfect end to a weekend of workshops.

And to top the weekend off, Antonis enjoyed a proper British Sunday roast!

It was truly a fabulous weekend at Country View Crafts.  For those of you lucky enough to attend a workshop with Antonis you will know that he is a wonderful teacher.  His enthusiasm, expertise and creativity shines through and he teaches so many exciting techniques, often challenging you to go outside of your comfort zone.

Don't leave it so long next time Antonis!

If you would like to attend a workshop with us visit our shop here.