Monday, November 12, 2018

Amazing texture and colour

This past weekend saw another Excavating Layers workshop here in the studio. It is so wonderful to be able to take two full days to share this technique with creative kindred spirits. The creative energy was palpable the entire weekend. They were a great group of ladies. They did an amazing job on their pieces.
Francoise

Guylaine

Johanne

M

Tracy

What do you think? Do you  have a favourite from these great pieces? This group was a real inspiration for me. I must get back to the pieces I started!

Happy Creating!
Wendy

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Acrylic Pour Swipes

Today was my first Acrylic Pour Swipes workshop and I think it was a great success. There was a great group of ladies in the studio this afternoon having lots of painty fun. Some were new to acrylic pouring and some had already done some playing and experimenting with it, but all had great results.
Debbie

Debbie

Francoise

Francoise

Francoise

Johanne

Johanne

Kelly

Kelly

Lisette

Lisette

Nancy

Nancy
Have you tried the Acrylic pour swipe yet? Be careful if you do, just like the dirty pour it's very addictive!

Keep Creating!
Wendy

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Gelli Plate fun

It has been a few months since I've had my Gelli Plate out to play. So it was great fun to teach it to this amazing group of creative women for a day. In the Intro workshop we learn the basics of the Gelli Plate and do a lot of playing. At the end of the day we all made small books with one of our many prints. They did an awesome job.
Donna

Donna

Francoise



Guylain

Guylain

Johanne

Johanne

Spike

Spike
I definitely need to get my Gelli Plate out to play more often. I plan to do more experimenting and have some new workshops in the new year.

Happy Creating!
Wendy

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Acrylic Pour time again.

It was time for another Acrylic Pour workshop Yesterday. As usual it was great fun. I love seeing the colour combinations that people choose. I never get tired of seeing the magic of the pour. Today's students did a great job.
Addison- 8"x10" wood canvas

Addison- 8"x10" wood canvas

Joe- 10"x10" canvas board

Joe- 10"x10" canvas board

Rachel- 8"x10" wood canvas

Rachel- 8"x10" wood canvas



Spike- 5"x7" book boards

Spike- 5"x7" canvas boards for book covers

 Have you tried Acrylic pouring yet? What's your favourite colour combo?

Keep Creating.
Wendy

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Textures in Excavating Layers

Excavating Layers is my newest workshop in the studio this year. I've been enjoying playing with a lot of texture pastes for a few years and have finally figured out how to incorporate that into a workshop. Texture paste, and making my own versions of texture paste is one of my favourite things to play with. There is just so many things you can do with it. In this workshop we mix a variety of things together to make our own texture.  The possibilities are endless, as you can see from my students pieces. I even had one student bring some gears and found object to make a layer with. A few of them are not sure if they are finished but they are pretty close to it. 
Lisette

Louise

Janet

Donna
I have a few of my own in the works, so I'm off to play in the studio and try to finish some.

Keep Creating!
Wendy

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Art Journal on the go.

Do you bring an art journal with you on vacation? Have you tried to art journal with ephemera found while on holidays?


I like to bring a little something along to create with when the Tin man and I go on vacation. Usually it's a small art or travel journal and a few supplies to use. 
This summer while away in Coquitlam BC visiting family I decided to collage with found ephemera. I brought a new art journal that I had made with acrylic pour covers and a small bag of supplies. 

Here is the small pile of ephemera I brought with me to supplement the found ephemera just in case I needed a little extra.

 I brought a few Inktense pencils to add a little colour to the collages. I didn't use them as much as I would have liked because a lot of the ephemera I found was glossy and they didn't work all that well on it.
 Of course a few pencils were nice to have. My Derwent Graphix pens came in very handy. They worked well on the glossy paper and were great for mark making.

I thought an assortment of pens would be nice to have. I didn't use them as much as the Graphix pens but they were definitely great to have. The glue stick was an essential although I do like to use gel medium more when collaging. It's just so much easier to travel with a glue stick. 
 The collages varied with the different ephemera that I found on different days. Here are our plane stubs with some of the paper ephemera that I had brought with.
 This has our tickets from the Science World and a postcard found at a coffee shop afterwards. I liked the Graphix paint pens for doodling in the spaces.
The images here were from a small local newspaper. And more doodling with the Graphix pens. 

I chose to do collage for our vacation because it is the theme I am using for the Monthly Exploration in our fb group. If you'd like to see more collages and/or join in, come on over to the group.

Let me know how you find some creative fun while on vacation.

Happy Creating!
Wendy


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Acrylic Pour workshop

   I think I may have become addicted to acrylic pouring. It's just too much fun. And it's great to be able to teach and do it with a group of like minded creative women. 
   Yesterday's class was a blast and I must of kept playing for over and hour after they left. It's just so hard to stop. Just look at the fun pours they did. Some of these are going to be turned into books.
Donna- book cover

Donna- book cover

Donna- canvas

Johanne- book cover

Johanne- book cover

Johanne- canvas

Laura- book cover

Laura- book cover

Laura- canvas

Johanne- small cavas swipe
It was another very successful Acrylic Pour workshop. Keep a look out on the schedule for the next one coming up in June.

Happy Creating!
Wendy


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