Saturday, 19 December 2015

Mixed Media Christmas Tree Canvas Workshop and Swap - November

Wow the last few weeks have vanished and I am late blogging
all about the great day we had last month creating a double sided 8" sq canvas. 
Here is my canvas provided as a guide, templates included in the kit for a single large tree
or 3 smaller trees plus everything needed for this project.  

I used lots of different embellishments.
Old broken jewellery, charms, metal flowers,
air dry clay images from molds, buttons and beads.
Once the glue dried, everything covered with black gesso.
Highlighted with gilding paste.
When complete I added red gems in some of the crevices.

Our lovely members hard at work completing the front of their canvases. 
Lots of different uses of the templates. 

A few canvases waiting for the glue to dry with the help of the radiator.


The end of a super day with lovely crafting friends.

and once again for the back view..
Where is your reindeer Jane????
My apologies to Pamela for cutting you off the photo xxx

We managed to find time for two people to do a swap,
unfortunately the rest of us forgot all about it.
Pamela decorated this suitcase with amazing faux leather
texture such attention to detail.
Liz has achieved a wonderful texture and
finished with a selection of flowers.

This was our last meeting for this 2015, we are now looking forward
to next February to meet up and start crafting.
Oh and I finally finished the canvas I started at the workshop it is on 
a 10"sq box canvas  this time with only one large tree. 
I have given it to my daughter to place
on her windowsill this Christmas, it can then be viewed from both sides.
and the back....
Merry Christmas to you all that might stumble upon this blog
Good wishes for the New Year
Until next time...