Friday, 24 March 2017

A Great Weekend At A Craft Retreat

Last weekend saw me heading up the motorway to Nuneaton and the 3rd Annual Craft Retreat with the UKSN group that I belong too. Two days of crafting with friends, a recipe for fun. We started off on the Saturday by making our own texture paste and making some backgrounds to use it on. The first  (below) was Brushos onto watercolour card. Once the paste was dry it was coloured using promarkers.

 Then we made a faux wood effect background, which again once the texture paste was dry was coloured with promarkers.

 Next came two canvas's one 5x7 and the other 8x10. This time we used bleeding tissue, texture stamps with distress inks, stencils and  Black Archival ink pads with a few touches of white Acrylic paint.

Then on the Sunday we played with Gelli plates and acrylic paints to make pages for making a Mojo book. Once we had filled our papers both sides with the painted backgrounds they were cut down into smaller pages and then put together with a bind it machine.

I came home very pleased with my makes and some very dirty stencils and brayer. I'm glad to say that they have cleaned up very well with a little help from some Murphy's Oil Soap. 

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



rachel said...

These are all beautiful makes sue...looks like a wonderful workshop indeed! So glad you enjoyed the cb shows and looking forward to seeing what you make with your new goodies. Hugs rachel xx

Barb said...

It sound like a lot of fun Sue. You used a lot of different and interesting techniques and came home with some lovely makes. It sounds as if you had some great playtime. Barbxx

cotnob said...

Fabulous makes Sue, they are all beautiful but I especially like the gorgeous colours on the first one. It sounds like you had a fun weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

MiamiKel said...

Oh Sue, these cards are sensational! So full of color and vibrant texture and design! This sounds like it was a massive fun retreat - lucky lady! Thanks for sharing! ♥

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant makes Sue, sounds and looks like you had a lovely fun time.xx ♥[aNNie]

Mrs A. said...

Wow. you did have fun. These all look fab. I love all the colours and the different techniques you have used. Hugs Mrs A.

Cobnut Crafter said...

It sounds as though you had a really fabulous weekend and the cards you made are stunning. Thanks for sharing all the techniques you used and also the tip about Murphy's Oil Soap - hadn't heard of it before, so just looked it up and now I need some too! Thanks Anne x

Megan J said...

Hi Sue, What a fun weekend, so many lovely creations love the idea of using tissue paper that bleeds, it looks like you had cut circles of it to layer on. Now you can't complain when your Mojo goes missing, it will be hiding in it's book! Have a wonderful week... Megan

Valerija said...

Gorgeous projects. Love them all.
Valerija xx

scrappymo! said...

These are all gorgeous, sue. What I like is that you learned new techniques while you made such lovely, finished cards!