"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer Classes

Now that our first round of summer classes at the store has ended, I can post the photos here.

The first class was a collaborative effort with the two other instructors. This is a summer "twinchie" canvas. We used the back side of a large canvas and added 2" squares of foamboard for the little twinchie canvases mounted inside. The themes of the canvases from upper left are: grandmother's screened porch (screening, corrugated metal strip and bead "raindrops"); summer picnic (oilcloth "blanket", cork picnic basket and ants marching around perimeter); lightning bugs in jar; girl at beach; snowcone; pinwheel; baseball field (sandpaper bases and a white tack baseball); July 4th; beach (sandpaper, starfish and shells); pool (lifesavor sealed with acrylic spray on alcohol ink background); sunflower (felt, beads, fringed "grass" and a dryer sheet cloud); and a s'more (embossed cardstock "graham cracker", fun foam with Glossy Accents "chocolate" and inked spackle paste "marshmallow"). This was a fun piece to design as well as teach.

These were two of the cards for a patriotic-themed card class. The first has a resist background with blue Glimmer Mist and a scalloped border using a new EK Success border punch which also embosses the edge.

The background for this card is white cardstock stippled with Distress Ink. The metal stars were embossed with a Ten Second Studios mold, sanded and punched, then threaded with wire. I love the vintagey feel of this card.

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