Saturday, 12 November 2016

Mixed Media Saturday.

Good evening, hope your Saturday has gone well. We have had our Clarity Manchester class today and we used Grunge Paste with the new petite stencils . They were the perfect size for our project...

A Chalk board....

The frame is from Rob , the MDF man and is such a great project. It also doubles up as a notice board. The little pegs are a great way to display notices.

First we dabbed GP through the stencils, then added some embellishments....followed by black Gesso.

The inner MDF had three coats of black board paint. I find that three thin cots are much better than one thick coat.

There are lots of hidden areas to paint, hence team work...

We did have a laugh or too..

Who's been framed ????


When the gesso was dry we added a wash of watered down Inka Gold paint....and the finishing touch was some Gilding wax...

And I even managed to get a photo of some of the finished pieces...

It is amazing how much can be achieved in just a few hours...

Thanks ladies for a wonderful day , your company was just the were the mince pies...

And when I got home,,,,poor Tess had followed Eric into a puddle on their walk...

And Tess really doesn't like to be muddy,

Enjoy your evening all

Much love and hugs

Jo. xxxx



  1. great makes Jo. and these make good presents as well. poor Tess. she look so sad. hope you and your family have a fab weekend, hugs xxxx

  2. Awwwwwww poor Teas, one is not amused lol.
    Fabulous project , very lucky ladies xx

  3. Thanks for a lovely day Jo. Really enjoyed the project. Hope to get to another workshop soon x

    1. Glad that you enjoyed it Sylvia, it was great to spend the day with you and I hope to see you again

  4. wow these look amazing Jo - and so much fun too! Poor Tess! Big hugs rachel x

  5. Beautiful boards from your class. Oh dear, I wonder how far into the puddle Tess was before she regreted following Eric! Xx

  6. Great frames Jo looks everyone had fun xxx

  7. Thank you ladies, it is so good to read all your lovely comments...hope you have a great week ahead...catch you