Tuesday, October 27, 2009

ArtsyCrafts weekend

This past weekend, I was at ArtsyCrafts having a ball with paints and metal and a whole bunch of lovely people! Run by Lin from LB Crafts and Leandra of PaperArtsy fame, the weekend is a must for all of you who love altered art. From the minute we started at 8.30 on Saturday to the end of the day on Sunday we never stopped creating! What a way to spend a weekend!
All through the 2 days we worked on a clock which involved Ten Seconds Studio metal, Metallic paints, Glimmer mists, and more. Here is my clock in various stages of its completion. The face was covered in Terra, a wonderful medium which has texture, and can be stamped into. Lots of Glimmer mists ( which never show up in the pics) and Viva metallic paint applied by fingers finish it off. My hands were the normal, messy and stained by the time I had finished.



The rest of the clock had metal pices we woked on throughtout the weekend. We ran the meatl through the cuttlebug or worked on with  Ten Seconds Studio moulds. We glimmered and metallised the pices. The numbers were stamped with PaperArtsy stamps and textured with wheels and pointy tools, and sandwiched on card ( I shall show you this technique another time) . I have just noticed one of my numbers on the clock is upside down.. the 9 is the 6 and should be round the other way! Feel a fix coming on! The background board was covered in paint and glimmer mists and stamped on.



I will show you more tomorrow, and I have to say a big thank you to Lin and Leandra for letting me make a nuisance of myself! lol  It was a blast!
Have a great day!

18 comments:

Claireabelle said...

Wow Jennie, it's fabulous!!! Sounds like you had a great time too
xx

Katharine said...

I love terra, one of my favourite things and the viva paints. Sounds a wonderful weekend though exhausting with fab results. Wish their classes were not so far away. Thanks for showing. P.s I like your new look picture too!

Chris said...

Sounds like you had a ball Jennie and I love your clock. It's stunning.

Hels said...

Fab clock Jennie, tis a millions times better than the one I made LOL

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous clock Jennie - Was n't that weekend just fabulous! I Love the new picture BTW ... lookin good :0)

Sid said...

The clock is looking great Jennie. Sounds like it was a fab weekend too !

Net said...

Wow painty and inky! Sounds great. Love that clock.

Julie Ranae said...

I guess I am going to have to start planning my itinerary NOW for my trip this coming winter...too much fun to be had!

Daniele said...

Oh you lucky thing I was tempted to do one of these weekends but thought I'd never be able to keep up, the clock looks fab, I've played with the viva paints before they are gorgeous and the results are stunning. Look forward to seeing the final pic.of the clock

Angelnorth said...

Looks fabulous Jennie, love the imprints of the cogs on the main panel!

Andrea said...

Jennie glad you enjoyed the weekend and the clocks were great fun to make, I really enjoyed making mine, yours is certainly different with the numbers not on the clock, I had to put mine on the face else scatty me would not be able to tell the time LOL

Lottie said...

Oh lucky you - I so wanted to go on that weekend - but my lottery numbers didn't come up!

Thanks for sharing - love what you have posted so far

Shar said...

Sounds and looks like an amazing weekend! These are absolutely amazing!

Lesley said...

Love your clock - I attended the course the previous week and loved it all!!!!! Most of it was new to me so found it very challenging!
I went for pink LOL!
Lesley x

Sarah Anderson said...

I am soooo jealous you got to go on that weekend!
Off to play with my new dabbers now :) Can you believe I didn't have any?!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love this Jennie, love the rusty look you have captured. So glad you had a chance to play after your busy spell!

Lucy x

Minxy said...

Looked like you had a whale of a 'time' Great piece.. i've not heard of terra.. so off now to investigate!

craftytrog said...

Your clock looks fab Jennie! It was a great weekend wasn't it? I learnt so much! Glad you had fun too! xx