Sunday, May 27, 2012

Perth Craft and Quilt Show

Had a lovely day on Friday when and friend and I went to the Perth Craft and Quilt Fair which is held annually at the Perth Convention Centre. Very pleased to see that there were a few new retailers this year for the paper crafter. Came home with the purse a little lighter and a few more supplies than had planned but it was a fabulous day.
This was a workshop with Scrapmatts using their round printers tray. Their chipboard embellishments are amazing and just had to add some to my stash.
Another person that I very much enjoyed meeting in person and sitting in on her talks was Jane Davenport The Artomologist. She draws and paints the most amazing whimsical creatures. Her workshops are most definitely on my to do list, some time in the not so distant future. In the meantime myself and a few friends will be getting together next weekend which is a long weekend here in Perth to do some Jane inspired drawings in our journals.

Thanks for dropping by, hope your day has been good.

Bye for now


Friday, May 11, 2012

Donna Downey visits

Wow! We have been so lucky, this week as Donna Downey came to Perth for two days of workshops hosted by Made with Memories, Rockingham. On Wednesday I was fortunate enough to do Donna's Inspiration Journal workshop. What a treat got to see her Inspiration Wednesday Journal in real life so,so nice. We got to play with lots of different media - pan pastels, golden paint mmmm my favourite, gelatos and some Indian ink all in a handmade journal. Had an absolute blast and we hope that Donna can come back again next year.

Here is a little look at a few pages from the day.

These pages we put down colour using different techniques and one of them over gesso so we could see the difference between the two pages.

Love this one too did a gel medium transfer of text onto a canvas heart and then added it to the page with a bit of colour then drizzled the page with a contrasting colour, so fun.

The journal will be a work in progress and look forward to using the many techniques shown during the class. Of course it has also highlighted that I just have to now have some Pan Pastels they are so nice to work with, oh well little steps.

Thanks so much for dropping by, hope your day is wonderful.

Until next time