Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Getting creatively messy

Hi

This week marked the start of the She Art workshop taught by Christy Tomlinson. I signed up  after thinking about it for ..........mmmmmm let me see all of five minutes. Apart from the very reasonable cost it looked like just my kind of thing. If you missed it this time round you can still sign up for the next workshop being launched on 11th April. If you like mixed media or just getting messy this could be for you.

In the class the techniques are taught on canvases but I had some mount board offcuts that I'd had lying around for a while so I thought I'd start on those and if I mucked up well it doesn't matter, it's all a learning experience.

This is my first attempt and I used old book pages as the background and created a bit of texture with a doily. The little trees you may be able to see is in fact printed toilet paper. I used some pearlescent medium on this one which gives a slight shimmer.
The next one was created using only paint. I added some butterflies punched from some kraft paper used as packing in a parcel and I think using bubble wrap could turn out to be one of my favourite techniques. Whenever I use paint I always seem to choose this bright pink/red colour combination.
The last uses scrapbooking paper as the background which is toned down using paint and stamps. I literally just went to my scraps drawer and pulled out what was to hand.
Finally this is my very first attempt at a She Art Girl. 
 As the first week is not yet finished and there are another two weeks to go I may well be boring you with more of my attempts.......plus it could get addictive.

8 comments:

Kirsti said...

Wow Amanda...you are posh...printed toilet paper???

Loving your boards so far and your first girl is very cool....

Kirsti xxx

Wrightboysmum said...

Very nice. I'm very jealous. Wish I had caved in and joined well maybe next time if I'm good.

Sandra said...

ok, I may well be sold! ... Your art is just stunning. And,oohh look at you with your fancy toilet paper LOL. I don't suppose my quilted sheets would look half as good LOL.

Honestly, I'm just loving what you've done. Your She Art Girl, is just lovely.

Sandra said...

You bad, bad girl!!! Look what you made me go and do, I have just signed up LOL.

alexa said...

I love her already! And I might just have to pencil in the 11 April ...

Sian said...

Wow! It didn't take you long to get stuck in and get productive. Amazing! You know that you are tempting me as well, don't you?!

favouriteworkofart said...

Ooh, Mand, these are AMAZING!!! So wonderful! I love them all and the girl is just fabulous! Wow! I'm itching, even more now, to get started!

Hannah said...

I didn't know you had done this course, your backgrounds are just gorgeous and well done on your first girl, she's fab :)