Sunday, 28 June 2015

Art Journalling Teaching Update

Hi all,

This weekend we had a V.I.P. night at Made With Memories and I taught a make and take based on a Gelatos and gesso tag. I wanted to work out a way of making Gelatos permanent, I tried the Design Memory Craft glaze but didn't want the glossy finish but then I watched a video on You Tube where the lady was activating Inktense pencils with gesso and I figured it would work with Gelatos and it did!  The background was created by colouring in with Gelatos and then mixing in gesso to each colour to make a paint. Here is the tag:

My art journal class I'm teaching in August is based on this Gelatos and gesso idea. Here is a sneak peak of part of the page.

I've been on sick leave for the last month and a half after a foot operation and haven't taught an art journal class since May, I'm looking forward to my next class in July. Here is a sneak peak of the page:

Well that's it for tonight, but I'll leave you with a photo of me teaching at the V.I.P. night. I've recently coloured my hair, it's a lot darker than I've been for years and my sons don't like it, they think I should be blonde!

Take care and have fun crafting,
Helen xx

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Two Posts in One Night!

Wonders will never cease, 2 posts in one night! No I'm not really putting off writing reports . . .  I just forgot to add a photo of my new look. I went to the hairdressers tonight and came home with brown hair, the boys think it's not right!

"You're supposed to be blonde!" they said.

What do you think, are they right? Should I go back to being blonde or stay a brunette?

Well that's really it for tonight!
Helen xx

Hello, hello, hello

Well long time no posting! What excuses do I have? Well the boys and I have moved house, we sold the family home and I have bought a new house to start the next phase of my life. The boys love the new house as do I, although my new craft room is only half the size I had before! Having said that it has a huge window that lets in lovely natural light. When the room is tidy I'll make a short video showing how I'm squeezing most things in (some not so often used supplies are now residing in the garage as I can't fit them in!).

Currently I am at home on sick leave recuperating after having foot surgery. I thought it would give me lots of time to craft but I didn't factor in how my foot would throb sitting at my desk so I have spent weeks watching tv with my foot up and not much time at my desk. Hopefully things will change soon!

Some projects I have worked on since my last post are as follows. Please ignore the bad photography as I took these images at night on my phone but I figured some photos were better than none!
 She is actually teal though!

 I'm having fun drawing and painting faces.

This was my last art journalling class at my Made With Memories, I have been teaching this class for two years now. I have a core group of four ladies that come every month and over the months others join us for a lesson or two or ten!

Well that's it for now, I have to go and finish writing my reports for my Year 2 class, my work avoidance has gone on for long enough!

Take care and have fun crafting,
Helen xx