Today I’ve been in sunny Harrogate taking a class with the lovely Dyan Reaveley. The plan was to make 26 quote cards using the alphabet as inspiration… but making 26 in one day is a little bit of a challenge so I’m just sharing what I managed so far!
This first step was getting inky….
In fact I got very inky!
Then it was time for paint play…
Then gluing them together and cutting them all into large cards…
Then it was time for lunch. I grabbed a lovely smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese, rocket and sweet chilli sauce. Yum!
Then it was back to the classroom (I might have had a little spend in the shop too of course).
We then stamped and stencilled borders before grabbing magazines and having fun tearing out images we might want to collage. I ended up with a big stack of images and then started the mammoth task of cutting out the images…. this was just a small selection of the images I cut out and not sure I used many of these.
Then I worked my way through the pike selecting images and composing the cards. I did all of this without sticking down and the once I had a stack with some images I then started gluing things in place. I also got to stamp a few of Dyans images and adding them in the mix too.
And this is where I had got up to at the end of the class. Not a single finished item but plenty started and only I think 4 without inages yet affixed.
This type of collage is very outside my comfort zone but I loved it.such a drawing experience to just try something new.
I’m writing this blog post whilst having a quick coffee break on my way back… May have to go grab a couple of other magazines from the shop to get some more images to play with… I sense a new obsession about to start!
And the hands? Well the nails look ok… shame about the rest of them!
Will share how I finish the cards off as soon as I do.