Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Enjoying The Process!
I'm currently enrolled in a 3 week online course, run by the very talented Christy Tomlinson called The She Art Workshop. I'm having an awesome time creating something different to my normal style, and learning new ways in mixed media art!
I have to thank my new friend and workmate Kim Price for pointing me in the direction of this course - I'm so glad she convinced me to take the leap and sign up! (Go and check out her blog for her She-Art girls - they're awesome!).
So - in Week 1 we learned all about art mediums, techniques to create our backgrounds, and of course, how to create our "She" girls. My favourite part was the backgrounds - it was so free and adventurous, and so far removed from anything I'm used to!
First we added texture with paper, ephemera etc. Here's what my canvases looked like:
Next we applied all sorts of art mediums like paint, inks, etc, and stamping. SO much fun! Here's what they looked like after Stage 2:
The final task was to add your girls, and decorate the canvas with more stamping, rub-ons, etc etc. I struggled creating the girls, and I'm still not sure how I feel about their "no-face" look, but I'm really happy with how they've turned out! Here is the finished product:
Three very different looks using the same techniques and processes! I was so far out of my comfort zone with these canvases, but I had an awesome time creating them and learned so much! It was fun using up some of the rub-ons I've been hoarding for years too! LOL!!
If you are interested in doing Christy's course, you can sign up here. I highly recommend it! Christy's videos are fabulous - so much info and very easy to follow along. Awesome value for money too.
I'll be back soon to share each one individually in their own blog post so you can see more detail. :)