PaperArts Retreat 2013

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to teach a wonderful group of ladies at a lovely hotel in Swindon for their PaperArts Retreat. 

I taught three classes, two layouts and a clock canvas, two of which I would like to show you here today. 
The first layout was just my style! It really bought the delegates out of their comfort zone, especially tearing into their photos and working with inks! 
Here’s the class layout…
We were working on blending the photo into the background…making it look as if it had melted onto the page, by bring colours from the photo out onto the plain backing sheet.
We also created our own washi tape which you can see with the word ‘whispers’ on it above.
Next class I want to show you is the clock canvas. I don’t have a photo of it with all the flowers on, but this was a photo taken when it was almost completed…..
We built up many layers, then striped some back in parts to add loads of texture, sprayed, painted and layered some more! Here’s a few close ups….
The third layout had to be designed last minute due to material sourcing probs and so it is yet to be  photographed…that will come in a future post instead 🙂

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