What a fabulous weekend of Mixed Media creativity with Fran Westmoreland at Margaret's shop Scrapbook Magic. I have had so much fun learning about new techniques, new products and learning just to let go of creative inhibitions. Mixed Media can be quite scary but you have to believe all will turn out well in the end. Fran was a great tutor and it was fabulous that she travelled down from Derbyshire to teach us about this exciting art form.
On the Saturday we made two Christmas themed decorations. A Christmas Bauble using gesso,crackle paint, gel mediums, gems, flowers, micro beads, sprays and mica powders.
The second Christmas decorations is a hanging plaque, again using a variety of mediums and materials all adding texture and dimension .
Today we worked on art journal covers and pages whilst enjoying gorgeous cakes made by Margaret. Lunch was also provided on both days, homemade soup yesterday and quiche, baked new potatoes and salad today - yum!
Today we used stencils and gel paste to create texture and dimension as well as lots of other products which we had been introduced to over the course of the two days. The cover of the journal.
One of the two pages of the journal with a photo of my brother and myself which was taken quite a few years back when my hair was much longer and I was a bit slimmer.
There was a second page which the other ladies completed but I was feeling too tired to do mine but watched how it was put together so maybe when I have recovered from this memorable and enjoyable weekend I will try to put it together .
After my drive home I am exhausted but full of inspiration - a full on but great value for money weekend.