Saturday, December 20, 2014

Projects from our Door County Retreat

While we were on our girls weekend in Door County we took two card classes. One was focused on stenciling and the other was watercoloring techniques. The first class was using Dreamweavers Stencils. The stencils were a cool metal type and very durable. The paste was easy to work with a very easy to move around. We did four different cards in the class. We learned a lot but the timing was lesson that ideal. There was a little too much to do, with less than adequate supplies to go around. 

The first card was the flower techique. We used stipple brushes and ink underneath. Then we put clear modeling paste on top to give the card dimension. Finally we finished with clear glitter. 

The next card is the pumpkins. We did a black paste underneath the pumpkins and then a crackle on top. We didn't get to finish this is class, so we had to use our own ink later to complete the project. I used two Tim Holtz inks to finish my project. The "autumn" phrase is made with Versa Mark and Pearl EX Pigment Powders.

This third card is one of my favorites. Using a wet modeling paste (I think it was glossy but the supplies were moved around way too much, we really didn't have time to take in all the information). then we put the Pearl Ex Powders on top and heated them. Turns out you use Swiffer pads to take off the excess powder.

 Finally, the final card is the poinsettia. We used a white modeling paste with the stencil and then let it dry. After the paste dried we used ink and a stipple brush to ink the poinsettia. Finally we used glitter to finish off the card!

Overall we learned a lot while taking this class. Not sure I would take something by these teachers, as we were rushed through the material and didn't finish. But I had a lot of fun trying some new techniques.

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