Sunday, 29 May 2016

PaperArtsy Canvas

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get the last place on a workshop by Emma Godfrey from PaperArtsy, put on by the lovely ladies at Craftylicious. We made a set of cards in the morning and the canvas above was what we did in the afternoon session.

Emma really gives you the confidence to use colour in layers and to keep building up the layers until you are happy with the result. One of the things I loved about the workshop was that although we were all given the same basic supplies and instructions every canvas produced was so different from all the others. I learnt some new techniques and picked up a couple of tips so all in all it was a good day.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Sea Theme Canvas

I have had my 'Craft Box' for a couple of weeks now and have been playing with the contents. As I said, everything in the box is excellent quality and there is so much of it that it took me a while to settle on a design for my main project. However I finally settled on a plan and came up with this.

I really enjoyed making this, I am finding mixed media a lot easier than I thought I would. Previously I have always made pieces that are more constrained and I did not know how I would handle the free flow of mixed media work. However I need not have worried because as soon as I had started tearing and sticking paper and slapping on 'Grunge paste' I started to relax and enjoy the process. In fact the problem I had was knowing when to stop, it is so easy to keep adding layers of colour and texture.