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.)
3rd card–Georgia had already embossed the Lucky Tiki image with glossy green paste on patterned paper; she wanted the image to be completely dry before we added the Crackle Paste in class. Did you know that you need to add Crackle Paste over matte or glossy paste? We set that aside to dry while we went on to other projects. It was fun to see the crackling begin as the paste dried. When it was dry, we put the cleaned stencil back on the image and stenciled it (colored it) with stipple brushes and Color Box Fluid Chalk Inks. Pigment inks were also provided. I had a really hard time finishing this card. I tried it with many different combinations of cardstock. I liked this simple set-up best. I inked the hemp with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and let it dry overnight. The button was from my stash.
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.