Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Loving these Enamels!

I picked up a fun bowl (from the Clearance Section of all places) on my trip to Buffalo last week.  Loved it but it was begging for some colour.   I brought some of Susan Lenart Kazmer's ICED ENAMELS to the studio this month and thought these would be PERFECT to embellish it!   Loving how this is turning out so far...   here's what I've done:

I Painted the white rosettes that rimmed the bowl with the Enamel Medium and a small brush.  Although I covered most of the flower buds with the medium, I purposely didn't worry about covering the whole thing - I didn't want to have a solid coat of enamel.  I wanted some some of the original white to show through. Note: I worked three rosettes at a time.

After the medium is applied, I poured the enamel powder (Raspberry) over the rosettes being sure to have a tray to catch the extra powder that didn't stick to the medium.

Then simply heat to melt the enamel with your heat gun

Once the enamel was set, I re-painted highlight sections of all the roses and sprinkled some Chartreuse Enamel on it..  the re-set with my heat gun

I did add some foil accents to them too -- I did this with by painting highlight areas with DUO adhesive and then pressing the foil sheets into the sticky to apply.   

I'm thinking I need some more enameling...   so let's consider this a work in progress.  *smile*
Have a creative day!!!

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Creating for Haiti

Saturday March 5, 2016
10am - 6pm

$45 includes lunch and a $30 donation to Creative Scrapbooker and Live Different's Hope for Haiti Initiative to build an art room for a school in that country!!

All crafter's welcome - Scrapbookers, cardmakers, crocheters, sewers...  it's all good! I will guide you through creating a mixed media Hope for Haiti flag to send to the children in Haiti too!  LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE so please reserve your crafting area with me as soon as possible.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Join us for a NEW CLASS offered by Karen Egoff

Meditation Doodling 
with Guest Instructor: Karen Egoff.
Saturday February 13, 2016
10:30 - noon
In this interactive class, we will start with a guided Meditation to help us relax and open us to create art, in a freestyle Mandela work shop. Let yourself go and let your natural, innate abilities come to life.
$25 (plus hst) Supplies included
Karen Egoff is an internationally respected Reiki Master, Teacher and Practitioner. In addition to the incredible Healing Energy she manifests through Reiki, she is also a very accomplished Cranial-Sacral Practitioner, a technique she incorporates into most of her Client's Sessions, with Reiki. She is a dedicated and supportive lady who believes in natural ways to connect one back to well being.
In addition to Karen's Energy Work, she has been Teaching and Practicing Yoga and Meditation for 25+ Years. She continues working with both of these modalities, including recently developing a Chakra Meditation Series covering the Seven Major Chakras. Karen teaches her classes and does treatments and group meditation sessions along with Yoga at retreats in North America.
Hope you can join us! If you're interested, please feel free to contact the studio to reserve your space. 519 267 6620

Saturday, January 16, 2016

String Art

Yes, welcome back to 70s crafting everyone!!   The CHA show floor wa FULL of String Art, Looming and Macrame!   I sure did make me giggle...   BUT -- LOOK!   I certainly had to create something featuring it too! *wink*

Banner Version
I created this String art Heart as a feature image for my store window banners.    I absolutely LOVE how it turned out.   I simply sketched a heart shape on my wood canvas and hammered nails (relatively) evenly around the shape and went to town stringing my baker's twine.   Love the randomness of this...  a little more of a modern take.   I just love it!

Hope you're having a creative weekend!   More trend posts to come!   Happy 2016!