Tuesday, 27 March 2012

March Tim Tag and fun at The Custard Factory

Faux mosaic technique

Faux mosaic - detail
2nd tag of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2012, Faux mosaic technique.  I didn't have the woodgrain stamp so I used the embossing folder instead, and I substituted the distress embossing powder for the Cement embossing powder Tim used - Tim's original is here 12 tags of 2012 - March

I was lucky enough to take a couple of workshops at the weekend with Donna Downey in Birmingham, I was so pleased as I missed out last year because of work.  It's been quite a while since I'd been to Birmingham so found a lot of changes (for the better) around the Bullring.
War memorial 

War Memorial and St. Martin's

Tree sculpture

Studded building - Bullring
The classes were held at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, a collection of shops and galleries for designer/makers.

Metal sculpture above door at the custard factory(Aslan?)

Green Man

lake gallery
The first class I took was "Butterfly Moments" Canvas album, loved how this turned out, now need to add photos...I think what I loved most was ripping the canvas :)

Donna and her Husband Bill are both so friendly, and were so very kind to invite me to dinner after class.
We really did have some giggles in class when Donna misheard a  conversation regarding babywipes and dado rails - I'll leave that to your imagination :) Makes me think of the quote by George Bernard Shaw: "England and America are two countries separated by a common language"

From the Heart - Pan Pastel class 

Detail - pan pastel on tissue paper covered canvas board

 Sunday was Artsy Day, first we did the Pan Pastel class, I'd been really looking forward to this.  The pan pastels are so vibrant and rich - not like normal chalk pastels that seem to need several layers - I just had to buy some and now I'm going to sign up to Donna's online technique class... I need more hours in the day to do all the stuff I'd like to work on(Still not started Tim's Chemistry 101)

Next class was Speckled Nest, so much easier than I thought and loved using Golden fluid acrylic paints.
Speckled Nest Class


Denise said...

What an interesting post, it's great to see what you got up to and your G45 design team stuff is amazing :-)

Winnie said...

I came to see your tag and love it. But I was blown away by your pieces from your class. That birds nest with the eggs is just darling and that heart piece just pops off the page.

Ally White Cat said...

Your blog is beautiful and I love your new pieces of art.I feel so blessed to see such wonderful photos. They are awesome. what a experience!

susan s.