Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Artsycrafts Fresco Finish Style

Did we have a fabulous time at Artsycrafts???? Of course we did!!!! Now that both Newport Pagnell and Warrington are now in the bag, we can share more pictures with you of the projects that we made.

The whole event focused on Paperartsy's fabulous Fresco Finish paints and at the risk of sounding boring, because I think I may have mentioned this just once or twice before, I love this paint!!!!

One of the projects was this cute trio of mini jars, all painted beautifully with the paint as it adheres to any surface. We layered threes tones of colour, a light, medium and a dark, stamped some images and added some Metallic Glaze. The flowers are die cut from Tim Holtz Grungepaper with Paperartsys Grunge Flowers and Scallop Flower dies and again all painted with the paints....they all looked fabulous!

This is a picture from the Warrington event, everyone is busy working on the placement of their Grungepaper elements.

Then the painting fun begins!!!
Anne busy at work, she sat on the Brown Fresco table.
This is Sue's project.......
......here's a close up of the paint effects.....loads of depth......just gorgeous!
Our lovely Lynne made a beautiful job of her project on the blue table. I really like how she replaced the "o" of home with some Ideaology
And hopefully from this picture, you can get the feel of the size of the project.
The whole weekend was about layering paint and I really hope you can see from these next couple of pictures just how many layers of paint there are

Our final project was completely different from anything we had ever done before, it was still all about the paint but we mixed up plaster and poured in into moulds that we had made from Mold'n'Pour and also onto some Ten Seconds Studio moulds....how cool is this????
We think it's really cool, it is very inkeeping with the soft, subtle effects of the paint and I can't wait to hang my samples at home.

So it has been weeks in the planning, the dates arrived, I blinked once or twice and it's all over. Well it's all over until next time but we are already planning the next events for October. The dates for your diary are 14th, 15th & 16th October for Warrington and 22nd & 23rd October for Newport Pagnell. I can hear you all thinking why three days for Warrington????? It is not set in concrete yet, so I can't reveal who it is but we are hoping (actually we are 99% sure it will happen) to have a guest tutor for Warrington, so booking will be a different format for the next events. We will of course let you guys know as soon as we can and start the booking procedure.


Anne Jagger said...

It was a fantastic weekend Lin and all the projects were gorgeous, I enjoyed every minute. Thank you!!!! X

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
the photo's are amazing
it looks like you all had a lot of fun, the projects are gorgeous
hugs angelique

Helen said...

The projects look amazing and I love those jars.... can't wait to hear about Warrington (though it's a bit far and the weekend of my Mum's birthday so I probably won't make it... sob sob!!)

Daniele said...

ohhhh these look lovely love the vintage style to the projects

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Wow it all looks fabulous and those paints look lush!!!
J xx

Linda Cain said...

Gotta get some of these paints!!! They look wonderful, and on glass???


Neet said...

Thanks for a fabulous weekend AGAIN! Love all my projects and could not wait to get them on display.
I am gutted! Devastated! Heart Broken! I am already booked on a Clay weekend when it is the next Warrington one. Am keeping fingers crossed the date will change.

Jenni said...

Wow Lin, you really came up with gorgeous classes and fab projects.
That paint sure looks good, I will have to find some here and try it out, such lovely texture!
When are you going to do an event in Holland? :)