I have just attend a wonderful weekend of classes with the extremely talented Fred. B. Mullett. This was an early birthday gift from my fabulous DH, and also, by the way, a weenend off from night feedings. I drove to Salado on Saturday to attend my first class called Dancing Rubber Fish. Here are the three samples I made. I love this technique and learned so much about different ways to use embossing powders and watercolors.
This Spider Mum was done using the same technique of layering in embossing powders and then water coloring in the background.
The afternoon class was so delicious - called "Elegant Mess" and I really enjoyed this one. We used Japanese paper, different design elements, colors, shapes and mediums. It was indeed a messy business, but I love the two sheets of paper that I made and will definitely be using them in some upcoming cards.
Here are two cards that I made with a small portion of each paper:
Fred provided the note cards so that we had completed cards. All other projects are simply samples, not made into anything - YET!
After class I drove back to Waco, a very long day for me!
I drove back down to Salado for Sunday's class which was all about marker washes and highlighting/accenting. Here is what I made while putting rubber to paper and applying all that I was learning.
The envelope and the fish on black paper - a bleaching technique - were both advanced technique classes and I know that I have a long way to go. His samples of course were masterpieces, but I made a valiant attempt here to apply the principles he was teaching.
This leaf pattern is another example of the Diffused watercolor effect, but on a larger piece of printers paper (hot press watercolor paper).
The classes were very informative, fun and hectic all at the same time. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to be stretched in their thinking about card making. You can check out his web site for class schedules here.