Friday, March 18, 2011

Yesterdays Workshop




Yesterday I met up with my lovely ladies again in East Sussex, UK, for my second workshop.




This class was all about 'Masking'. I demonstrated various ways of masking using inks and sprays and then we put the samples onto wooden houses and decorated them further with the new Stampotique Originals images that were released on Tuesday. The ladies took their houses home to do a few tweaks here and there and I can't wait to hear what finishing touches they made and see how they finally turned out.

At the top of the post you can see a sneak preview of the house I put together (but haven't quite managed to finish yet). All stamps by Stampotique. The houses were from Happy Daze.

It was a very busy class... lots of inking, dabbing and snipping...Lemon Drizzle cake eating...more stamping.



The group was a very varied one, as it was with the 'Textures' workshop back in February, in terms of stamping experience- ranging from beginners to very experienced and we had a really enjoyable three hour session. A smashing group to spend time with :0)

Below you can see one of the finished "TEXTURES WORKSHOP" pieces- a sliding wooden box by CHARRY WIJERS, using a combination of Art Journey and Stampotique stamps.
The workshop I did that day was to get everyone experimenting with as many textures, torn up papers and card, metal and plastic, embossing and die cutting ( and stamps of course!) as possible and bring them all together to decoratate the wooden boxes. This is a beautiful example by Charry.








I added a little slideshow to my Workshop Blog if ever you are wandering that way ...

and of course I'll keep adding dates and classes to the page.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what we've been up to. The group are a fab bunch. Hopefully I'll be able to get a few more pics as time goes by :0)

Next months class is all things PAINT! So thats backgrounds, resist, stamping, textures.... should be great fun.

29 comments:

Paula said...

Looks like it was fun and very creative!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab projects - looks like a great class!

Kaz said...

Oohh those are gorgeous pieces Jo, I wish I lived nearer to you, I'd be there like a shot.
I'm so glad that the workshops have been so successful and I can now see why those little houses were sold out from Happy Daze and I couldn't get one!!! xx

Carol Q said...

lovely building to hold a workshop in Jo - looks like there's lots of light. nice to come home from a workshop with something that you've made. i'm not normally keen on decorating these little houses but the way these have been decorated is very effective.

joanne wardle said...

what a gloriously messy table! I see you are using bostik, I bet they'll sell out of it near you now!

Chris said...

Oooohh lemon drizzle cake, my favourite. The workshop looks great, Jo, good and messy. lol

Carmen said...

Ummmmm lemon drizzle cake!

These look like such gorgeous pieces. I definitely will make it to one of your workshops one of these days :D

Happy Days said...

Oh wow. I ummed and arrgghed about coming and now so wish I had. Will defiantely be treating myself to one of your workshops in the very near future. x

Hillie said...

WOW, I like this very much!! Come to The Netherlands please!!

kjjc said...

Never mind the Netherlands-manchester will do. Jealousy is not a nice thing but I am sooooo jealous. I wish I lived nearer.Both projects look fab.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Ok it's my turn . Come to Greece ! Your workshop looks fantastic , must get myself over to Brighton.

Marie

Carol said...

That does it! I'm flying over. I'll surprise you at a workshop.....you'll have no clue WHO I am....darn, I have to learn a British accent first......but that's ok......those colors were FABULOUS!
Great job, Jo!

Basement Stamper said...

very nice, looks like you had a great class!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Looks like a great way to spend the day...if I lived closer I´d be there throwing the paint aorund too:)

Helen said...

What amazing creations, it certainly sounds a load of fun.
And so does the lemon drizzle!

craftimamma said...

So it's you who snaffled all those houses from Happy Daze, lol! I have to say your group put them to very good use so I'll forgive you. Looks like you all had a really fun time.

Charry's box is beautiful and I love those butterflies!

I'm so glad the group is going well for you. Were your ears burning today? My friend and I were both saying how much we'd love to do one of your classes.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

She said...

Oh I just wish I lived nearer Jo.....I'd be there like a shot! Looks like you had my kind of day...lots of fun and very inky. S xx

Willy said...

What a wonderful workshop project, Jo!!! Why do you live so far away? Love Charry's box!

Sid said...

Fab stuff Jo !!

Karen said...

Great pictures - I will check out the slide show for sure. Those projects are wonderful!!! I thought I picked up positive psychic reverberations that day - must have been the Stamping Dimension resonating.

Piddawinkle said...

wow wow wow
hope I get to come to one of your classes soon, just gonna check the schedule against my weeks off, cu soon x

Gez said...

Haha! I've just come from Happy Daze & saw the little houses..sold out!! A bit like the ink house on my desk!
Great shots..it sounds like a FAB time was had by all. Oh I do wish I lived nearer too!

Jane Wetzel said...

okay...darn...wish I could have come too... :( boo hooo....looks like a great time!

Sharon said...

Oh wow what beautiful work! Just gorgeous!

Moira said...

Ink, stamps and cake, does it get any betetr than that!

Dotty Jo said...

Not jealous at all... no I'm not, no really, no....
Darn it, just can't get around the fact that I wish I'd been there as it looks fabulous!!!! Jo x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

This all looks really exciting stuff, Jo :0)

mustavcoffee said...

That looks like so much fun and you all made such lovely pieces:0) xxx

Suzi Smith said...

mmm... looks like a great play day!!