Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Let's Get Messy
and Yes I did get messy - I had a fairly new hooded sweatshirt on and it now has paint on it - OK - it is a hang out in the house sweatshirt now - ready to have more paint applied to it.
I decided to try something new (this is not the time of the year to do that - but oh heck - why not). I decided to take an online mixed media class from Christy Campbell Tomlinson called Winter Whimsy. So fun - and I have not even had time to watch all the videos she created.
This is my first project I made - it is a snowman (in case you did not know) - since I am not the most artistic person in the world - it is based on a snowman stamp from Stampendous - I just drew it out to my size. The snowman is all paper pieces and then I painted over the snowman. The scarf ended up being painted and then I added the stripes to it. The background is all layers of paint and gesso and lots of rub ons - I collected rub ons for many years for my cardmaking and given many of them away but luckily there were some there I could use. I used up this sheet of "Believe" and I think it had a date of 2003 on it - and you know rub ons sometimes hae their own mind - where the heck did that R come from.
My snowman makes me giggle - he makes me smile and I had so much fun making him - I stayed up until 12:30 at night doing him and I am lucky to make it to 10 at night.
Today I did a little watercolor tree - I am not a one layer card maker - so I need to go add some layers to it - I think - if you ever want to have fun - take a Christy's class.
I was a doubter about online classes - well - you do get your money's worth. Actually I think you get more than your money's worth. I have a full year access to this class - after the holidays - I think I will do more playing. The online card classes I have taken - I have lifetime access.
I hope you had a smile also.