When it's raining outside, the best place to be is snug and warm inside, making stuff! Carol and I taught a weekend long workshop at The Cubby Hole this weekend, starting with a 'big paint' on Friday night. This was SuCH fun (head over to Nigel's blog for a great piccie). We used some rather unconventional materials for adding paint to the paper - mop, brush, scourer, spray bottle...
This paper looks fabulous now; some of it is framed in A3 size, some makes up journal pages, and smaller pieces form elements in our books.
Carol taught a great tyvek class on Saturday morning. The painted and heated pieces looked fantastic put through the cuttlebug with Paper Artsy's dies
By the end of the weekend everyone had made a felt paper journal, with tiny books and pockets inside.
At various points during the weekend my mobile played the Strictly Come Dancing theme tune which indicated that it was time for a journal prompt. Our theme for the weekend was 'Permission to Play' so there were various game related links. My favourite journal prompt, 'Inspired by...', involved Suzanne choosing a number using the Bingo machine
We then looked up this number in my book '1,000 Journal Pages' by Dawn DeVries and found a collection of pages by Kathy Welsh.
Looking at her pages, and number 37 in particular (this matched the bingo ball), we decided that her work was characterised by bright colours, circles, faces and writing.
I really struggled with painting a flat coloured background, but love the nearly finished page. I just need to add some writing now. Not being brave enough to paint a face (unlike Christine!), I used an image from the fabulous Graphic 45 Steampunk papers.
Here's a close up of some of the others' pages
little Sue's peacock page
Christines' beautifully painted face
Tracey's fab Zetti style page
Love that dragonfly of Nigel's
Suzanne's exquisite peacock lady page
I'll show you some more pictures tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who came and made the weekend so great! And especially to Carol for looking after us so well, and Paul for drilling holes in draught pieces for me and making our toast for breakfast :)