Monday, 26 March 2012

Craftasmic Workshop

Lately I seem to have got my crafting mojo back.  It all began when QVC had an all day craft day featuring Tim Holtz.  Well that did it for me.  I got all my distress ink pads out and got addicted all over again.

Luckily for me Taunton has Craftasmic which is a craft shop full of crafting goodies including lots of Tim Holtz products.  And even luckier for me, I was able to do a workshop with James (owner of Craftasmic) on altered art.

With James' guidance, and using Ranger and Tim Holtz products provided by Craftasmic, I came up with this ......

Ooooh what is it?  Well it's a square piece of canvas covered in kraft resist, stained with distress markers, sealed with distress tissue tape and adorned with a Tim Holtz die cut tailor's dummy (with birdcage skirt and wings!)  With a few sewing related accessories added :).  Well that is 'altered art' you know!  Well you know now :).

Okay it isn't my usual style but I loved making it because I learned some techniques I didn't know about with regard to using distress stains and kraft resist paper. And it means I can make my own designs in future.  Artists canvases are a really good surface for decorating and can hang on walls easily too.

I've been doing an online course 'Creative Chemistry 101' by Tim Holtz and I will be back to show some of the techniques I've learned from it.  It's still going on this week too and I'm loving it.  Good ol' Tim, his enthusiasm really is catching.

Thanks for stopping by ....


Craftasmic said...

Great to see we helped your Craft mojo back!

So pleased you had a great time and more importantly took away lots of new skills and techniques to try out!

Keep up the great work, your own version of the canvas design you showed me in store last week was fab work!

Loved it,