Sunday, 6 September 2015

Out of my comfort zone again!

Yesterday I went to an Art Journal workshop, which is SO far out of my CAS comfort zone!  But sometimes it's good to go out of your comfort zone.....right?  It was run by the two friends who organise my local, monthly 'Crop and Craft' days, so I knew I'd be in safe hands.  :-)
For the first project, I started with a blank piece of mountboard and attached various die-cuts, textured paste and torn,  embossed card before painting everything with black acrylic paint.  When it was dry I added silver and turquoise Inka-Gold which gave it a metallic sheen.  


The next two projects were also on mountboard, painted with blue, pink and yellow acrylic paint, before giving them a coat of white acrylic paint.  The image was coloured with pencil crayons.  The text was computer generated with lines added by hand.....  

... although on the second one my CAS head kicked in and the lines around the text on this one were done on the computer. ;-)

So..... I survived the day.  I'll remember to put my gloves on before I start next time, so I don't come home with blue stained hands again! 

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  1. Wow these are gorgeous and very different from your usual style. It must have been quite exciting to try something so different!
    Jane

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    1. It was a fun day, Jane, but VERY messy! xx

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  2. Great work Liz and I bet you really enjoyed yourself. I recently did similar to your top one on an MDF heart at a workshop. They all look great Liz and I especially like the middle one. She looks like a woman with attitude! Great work. Barbxx

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  3. These would ALL be outside my comfort zone too. You've done marvelous work on each of these. Really like the silvery one, lovely with all the sewing motifs and the puzzle pieces. The metallic patina is so pretty. Liked the fun feel of #2 and 3, these both looked like you were just embracing "fun" and created some light hearted whimsy. Liked the way you used the computer witht he sentiment. Such fun playing, isn't it? I get the el cheapo thin gloves at our Dollar stores. Toss 'em when you're done. TFS & Hugs.

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    1. I had some disposable gloves with me, Mary, I just forgot to put them on! LOL!

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  4. Well done you, fabulous creations and at your first go too, I would never get the hang of that sort of thing.

    Kath x

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  5. Great arty projects from your fun day Liz. I love the all the texture and lovely metallic finish on the first one.
    I always quite relish getting a bit messy with inks and paint when I'm having a play session, and I find that a good hand wash with a TH scrubbie soon cleans up inky fingers.
    Jean x

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    1. Every colour except blue came off my hands, including the black. No idea what was in the blue to make it so difficult to shift! xx

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  6. Well done on leaving your comfort zone with fabulous results! Bet you had a great time.

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  7. Well Liz, fantastic projects out of your comfort zone, love the top silver/blue one.
    Bet you had a great time.
    Hugs Pam x

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  8. Great results from your Class - playtime is a good way to try things you might not normally do!!

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  9. That looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the inspiration - my favorite is the second one - love that sentiment!

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  10. Wow! You did great! These look amazing!

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