This week was so busy, again! We started on th painting the bedroom well not we but he. He rejected my offer of help so here it was Saturday. First coat of paint.
He started with great gusto and wound down. now just trim and stencil to complete it: bed due Friday. So what have I worked on since Dyan class, why a couple of pages, really to practice lettering. No meaning or deep angst!
I just had fun with them. Monday I started Tim Holtz Creative Chenistry 102. He started with his Distress Paints of which I have none so I used acrylics on hand just to try techniques. He called it marbeling and I had tried it once before with my ultra cheap Walmart acrylic paints, more dead than alive. I really do not like the matt finish and think the distress inks are the ultimate fun great media for backgrounds. At some point I may purchase some of his but at the moment no money left in my budget as i bought a Samsung and signed up with verizon. i t arrives tomorrow.
The next one is a metallic acrylic technique that I believe has not only a wow factor but potential. Alas WalMart Acrylics did not rise to the occaision, though I felt there was a hint of something wonderful waiting to emerge. The second to the right was the one with the mettalic top coat that was ripped off with a paper towel to reveal a patina. Regrets no patina and not much rip off. There were many techniques with each daily lesson and i just selected a few I was interested in.
Next i switched to Day 2 and a Mixed media Tag using his stencils that I bought and just love. There were six layers. i loved the effect. Making three as one is for the record and 2 for me to finish. Tim is very organized in the class and has a great set up that enables one to return to the print out or video at any Making layers was always hard for me so with this I used the stencils he used to make me do it. Well he did introduce a brand new stencil so I substituted the rays one
Anyway that is my desk today, tuesday and i will post and link now as tomorrow is a busy day. It is another week of doctor visits and so far great news, cancer free and I am in great health and young for my age. I actually feel ancient.
So off to bed. Tomorrow, Wednesday, I will visit lots of you to see whats on your workspace so back to Julia and see what she is up to today.