On Sunday I attended my second workshop given by Georgia Sommers at Jazzy Crafts in Castro Valley, CA. It was worth driving through torrential rains to get there. (The Christmas cards we made at the first workshop are in another gallery post.)
This time I found myself working out of my comfort zone, probably because of the patterned paper which I seldom use even though I love it and the images that weren't in my usual style. That said, I am definitely going to buy the globe stencil (Think cards for bon voyage, graduation, men, etc…), and I grew quite fond of the Lucky Tiki by time I'd finished working with him. He is being retired and was given to all of the participants as a gift.
All cards 4 1/4“ x 5 1/2” Dreamweaver stencils Various Dreamweaver Embossing Pastes Dreamweaver Metallic F/X (mica powders) Unknown cardstock and patterned paper (Sorry, we were told, but I forget what it was.)
2nd card–I embossed the seahorse with regular white embossing paste and let it dry. Then I applied glue from The Essential Glue Pad with a big dauber through the cleaned stencil. The Palette Glue Pad was also available for use. After removing the stencil again, I applied the mica powder with a brush. It's OK to remove the excess mica powder right after removing the stencil again. I used the Swifter cloth. The background is something I made long ago, maybe for one of Jennifer's Thinking Inwking classes. I'll have to check because I don't remember how I made it. It shimmers. Even though it doesn't match the focal image, it still looked better than anything else I tried. I added Swarovski flatback crystals, SS16, Pacific Opal (a perfect match to the background) trying to tie the focal image to the background.
This was an informative and fun class. Georgia encouraged us to try out different pastes with different types of paper and cardstock. I didn't have time to do that, but I'll be following her advice here at home. One lady had the most beautiful seahorse; it looked like abalone shell. I think she had started out with glossy white paste. The man next to her had a wonderful, dramatic turtle; he had used darker colors with purples predominating. Wonderful effect.