Monday, 25 May 2015

Mirrors Workshop

After running a workshop at the recent retreat that I attended this Sunday saw me running another with my Crafting buddy Elaine. We were making the same as at the retreat, Mirrors. We arrived and set up the hall at 9.00 a.m yesterday morning and by just gone 9.30 a.m everyone  (all 6 ladies) had arrived and we made a start. Taking the mirrors out of their frames was a bit of a challenge, I've always found it quite easy to do when at home. But in true fashion they decided to be awkward and it took about 30 minutes to get them out in the end. By lunch time everyone had the frames prepared and the decoration stuck on, next it was just let them dry before painting with black gesso.

 As well as providing the mirrors, embossed card and chipboard embellishments we provided another mirror for everyone to take home and try on their own. So while they were all drying off between the various stages everyone was embossing card and making chipboard shapes (these are made using 3 die cut shapes the same and gluing together).

Then finally it was time to put some colour on, again we supplied everyone with 2 colours of Viva Gold for use at home to get them started. The results were stunning and I think that everyone was pleased with the results of their efforts during the day, and I know that Hannah had completed her second mirror by the end of yesterday evening.

The next workshop will hopefully be held in August and will be Canvases, hope to see you all again ladies.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comment are always appreciated.



Aquarius said...

looks like a wonderful way to spend a day - the finished mirrors look great and I'm sure everyone had a lovely time and great to go home with such a lovely item.

Michelle J M said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful and productive day. The mirrors look fabulous and each one so individual. Michelle x

NancyD said...

What a great project Sue. All those mirrors look so different and are very practical! NancyD

rachel said...

amazing project Sue - looks like your ladies did an amazing job! Brilliant! Hugs rachel x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Sue, looks like you had a lot of creative fun.xx