Last weekend I had the chance to take part in the Art Journey Dagen. Louise Kolker from Art Journey and her team made these days a real celebration for their clients. We were spoiled with fantastic workshops, excellent catering, fun, laughter and goodies. Star teacher was Rachel Greig, the owner of Darkroom Door stamps, but not only her workshop was great, Sija, Leonie, Corine, Tineke, Jeanette and Liesbeth taught us lots of new techniques. We created a "book of techniques" which meant that we created in eachg workshop a sample for a special technique, and at the end of the day, these samples were assembled to a little book which we can keep and expand.
The chipboard frame on the cover was decorated with Terra paste, then stamped into the paste, then colored with acrylic color and metallic color. Heating the paste with the heat tool causes tiny bubbles which add texture to it.
Rachel created with us this wonderful photo card with her beautiful cottage image. The background pattern was stamped onto cardstock colored with a black Adirondack paint dabber, and clear embossed, then sponged with some brown color and wiped off the excess.
This page was created in Sija's and Leonie's workshop. They taught us to take masking a step further and to create resist effects with oil pastels. The colors used are Adirondack inks. I love the Ingrid Bergman stamp we used (by Stampendous)!
This is part of a page of glossy cardstock we sponged with Adirondack inks. The resist effects were achieved by stamping with clear embossing ink before sponging. Then the sponged background was overstamped with lots of different stamps with StazOn Jet Black. We created a whole A4 page within only ten minutes, and the pieces can be used in so many different projects. And it was fascinating to see how different our pages looked though we only had five Adirondack colors to choose from!
But this was only part of the fun. Look at these photos:
Louise explaining the time schedule.
Leonie and Sija teaching masking and sponging techniques.
Louise's Mom Willy was responsible for the catering. Great job, thank you so much!!!
Well, sitting and stamping a whole day long??? These two nurses made us do some sports in between the workshops - okay, laughing that much, it was not really sports what we were able to do...
So, let's rock...
Louise, this was such a fantastic event!!! So much inspiration - thank you so much for all the great work you and your team did for us!