Hi Crafty Friends,
On the weekend we had the first of our mixed media classes. While the entire state of NSW was sweltering in the record breaking heatwave, we chilled inside playing with paint, glue, and lots and lots of embellishments. Everyone decorated a photo journal and learnt the basics of creating a mixed media piece and de-mystifying all the different mediums available.
I was the only one that went the 'dark side' and had a black gesso base. Everyone else went for a white gesso. It provides a dramatic background for your piece.
It is amazing how much interest you can create just by using everyday items such as hessian, and paper flowers.
We all had a great day and went on to continue the fun later that night with more pieces to create after the sun went down.
My daughter was so happy with her album, she's going to take it to school and explain the technique to her class for her news item
If this is something that you would like to give a go, drop me a line and we can add you to our next class.
Until next time,