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Sunday, 29 March 2015

A wet day in the Lakes..

Good afternoon lovely readers, hope today finds you well. It has been raining all morning here in Cheshie...and the dogs had a very muddy walk this morning...good job we had the hose ready for an outdoor shower when we got back...

Yesterday was a wet day in the Lake District too...Eric came to Clarity Cumbria for a short visit...he does love to meet the ladies...oh and gent ....

Our main project was a canvas...using a stencil and a canvas board from Clarity...

..we started by using Grunge Paste through the stencil. When dry we used Black Gesso...then some gilding wax...

Then added some colour using Alcohol inks, and / or Alcohol pens..The white highlights were achieved by scratching the work back using a craft knife...

Here are the finished projects..They are amazing ...I am so proud of the crafters...

Whilst we were waiting for various bits to dry...we made a couple of cards...using the stencils...

This is one of my favourite techniques....extending the picture...And I do love to outline the work in black ...

Look at theses beauties...

Remember that just because the stencils are 7x7 you don't always have to make large square cards...so for our next one,,.we used DL card blanks..

Lovely..And perfect for spring...

We also did some distress ink work on mount board...now the ink seems to blend better if you rub a small amount of Glycerine on it first..

It was lovely to catch up with everyone yesterday...and thanks Freda and Barbara for my lovely present from Australia..

Also I was really spoilt when Julie gave me this fantastic piece of art work...it is hanging in my craft room...thank you so much...I love it...

Did you remember to put your clocks on an hour...? We did...but I must admit Eric still woke up early ...so I am feeling a little tired now...

May be I will just make a brew and sit down for 10 minutes....and just relax...

May be....

Would you like to join me????

We could have biscuits too....

Much love.

Jo. xxxx

 

15 comments:

  1. Thank you Jo, It was a great day yesterday and we made some lovely pieces of art to treasure too! Loved every minute of it, oh and Freda says you're welcome (as i know she will read this!) thanks again for another brilliant day....and Eric is growing so fast xx

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  2. What wonderful projects Jo. I love the black Gesso and gilding wax work. Well done to all the ladies on their wonderful results. One day I might get back to Clarity Cumbria and maybe even meet Eric too xx

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  3. Excellent artwork! Great job! X

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  4. Great blog Jo - that's a wonderful technique (obviously now I need some black gesso!) You must feel a great sense of achievement knowing your teaching inspires fellow crafters to be so creative - they have produced some lovely artwork. It's been wet here all day too - perfect crafting weather! :-) xxx.

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  5. It was a brilliant day Jo. I consider myself lucky to have such a brilliant teacher. Just sorry I can't make it up there every month. Sorry I missed meeting Eric though.

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  6. These are all so lovely .,wow ,wish I could join you .youd have to take me step by step

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  7. I'm on your side Janis, I really wish I could go to your classes Jo. Your own work is always amazing, but you must also be a really inspiring teacher because your pupils also produce really great pieces of art! I'm so envious of them all. Well done everyone x

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  8. It was a wonderful day Jo - I really enjoyed it an the pieces we did were all awesome - one technique and such a difference in the results - amazing! I'll be doing the technique again very soon - loved it!!! Big hugs Rachel xx

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  9. Wow stunning results ladies and gent! How lovely to spend a fabulous day with friends and as a bonus have all those lovely goodies to take home. Fabulous work Jo, well done you xxxx

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  10. Wow so impressed with the work of the crafter's in your classes, wish I lived closer! Let's hope for a sunnier Monday! Xx

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  11. fabulous projects Jo - just lovely x

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  12. Thank you so much ladies for such lovely comments, ....I am really lucky that the Clarity Cumbria gang are such a friendly, generous and talented bunch of crafters....
    And if you all lived closer you would fit in perfectly.....hugs...xxxx

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  13. Finally I managed to visit. Stunning work. And I do love that canvas you were given xx

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