Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Artsycrafts and Lynne Perrella

 What an amazing weekend I just had. Artsycrafts Warrington was just the best, not only did Leandra and I have the pleasure of teaching two great projects to some very talented students (I'll share all the info on that next week as I really don't want to give away all the details for the people who will be attending Artsycrafts, Newport Pagnell this coming weekend) we actually got to sit down and join in with one of Lynne Perrella's classes. Yes, I did say Lynne Perrella, the one and only and uber talented Lynne Perrella. Lynne is not only a fantastic teacher, she is a genuinely lovely, lovely lady with a fabulous sense of humour and is an extremely good teacher so how lucky do I feel that I got to take her class.......beyond lucky would be my answer. I thought it  would be nice to share some pictures of the triptych that I made.
I don't want to give away all the details of how this was put together but basically, it is all about the layers. Layers and layers of paint to create such depth and interesting details.There are some die cut leaves using Paperartsy's larger leaf die and Tim Holtz Glassine paper. My twiggy bits'n'bobs are wrapped in 7 Gypsies tissue paper and secured with copper wire. There's shredded string, paper flowers, feathers to create lots of texture.



When I started work on my project, the only thought I had in my head was to step outside my comfort zone and not make it green. I am still in love with green and guess I always will be but I was determined to try and make something in more pastel shades. So I started by mixing a lovely creamy colour with Paperartsy's Snowflake, Vintage Lace, Haystack and a dot of London Night. Followed  by Butternut and more London Night. After many many layers, I was not in love with my project, it felt kinda wishy washy and needed a bit of ooomph to it. I came so close to adding green but after a very in depth discussion with Lynne Perrella, I opted for black and I instantly fell in love. Lots of layers went on top of the black too but it just pulled the whole thing together.

I'll be back in a day or so, to share some more photos from Lynne's classes plus a big fat, whopping announcement.

17 comments:

steph martin said...

beautiful Lin :)that looks like it was an amazing class .

Helen said...

It looks amazing and the weekend sounds such fun. So wish I could have been there (although in the circumstances it is as well I hadn't booked!)
Can't wait for your announcement - sounds intriguing!!

Artyjen said...

Texture looks divine :)
xoxo Sioux

snazzyoriginal said...

Amazing!!!

Linda Cain said...

Stunningly GORGEOUS!!!!!

~Linda

Paula said...

it looks like it was a stunning class to be a part of!

xxx Myra xxx said...

stunning!!!!!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

I love your project, it's completely gorgeous.

Karin said...

Looks amazing

TAM said...

Absolutely stunning

Doone said...

it is so important to take the risk and try something new - 'tis the only way to learn, and a good teacher will get you to not only try that new thing, but make you feel good doing it, so you'll push harder next time too,

paint, layers, faces your interpretation is beautifully composed and you have made those colours work - beautifully

must talk to Lizzie about doing AC next year...

Starla said...

I just keep looking. So many wonderful details and texture!

Daniele said...

wow I so love this ....stunning
hugs

Gayna said...

Wow Lin, that's fabulous. Love the colours too - but then you know those are right up colour palete street! Wish I could have been there but looking forward to AC this weekend instead.
Gayna

Lululiz said...

Absolutely stunning.

Martina2801 said...

This is a beautiful piece! Every detail is perfect. Standing O from me!

Wanda H said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!