Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer Classes

I hope everyone has had a great Fourth of July weekend.  We've had a super weekend and had some friends and family over yesterday for a BBQ and then in the evening we set off some fireworks.  Stayed up late and then slept in today!!

I wanted to share with you a couple of new techniques that I've done.  A few weeks ago, I signed up for a couple of classes at Big Picture Scrapbooking.  I thought the summertime would be a good time to learn some new things. 

I signed my daughter and I up for the Kidding Around class there and she is busy working on her pre-class assignments.  The kids are to make a paper doll to share there summertime adventures with.  She has had to make a few of them (six to be exact) and there not quite ready for their debut yet.  But, everyone here will be the first to see them!! 

I signed up myself the @home with Claudine class.  I've played with acrylic paint a little bit, but that goes to the maximum of stretching myself out-side the box.  So, I thought it would be good to take Claudine's class so I could learn some new techniques and challenge myself a bit.  This past week was our first class and our assignment was to do a Gesso Etching and then a Gesso Transfer.  This was the first time I have ever tried Gesso and I have to say I am loving all of this.  It has been so much fun to play with all of the paint and other mediums.   The first picture you'll see is of my binder that we are making which will become our "recipe book".  I didn't have the chipboard book that Claudine recommended, so I am improvising with what I have on hand.  In the end when I'm done I'll bind it using my trusty old bind it all.

The next picture is of the Gesso Etching, all I did was make some swirls in it, and kept it pretty simple.  My daughter added her little drawing to it of a "teddy bear" that I'm sure you'll see in the picture.
The last picture is of the Gesso Transfer and I have to say that I can see a lot of possibilities with this one and am anxious to play around with it some more.

I'm looking forward to our next class to see what we'll be doing!!  Thanks for taking a look.


Lori Apgar said...

This looks like a neat class!

Disneypal said...

Never heard of Gesso but like the look - especially the tree !

Christina said...

How neat. Please swing by my blog there is something there for you.