Sunday, February 16, 2014

Mixed Media Weekend

All I can say is WOW. What an awesome weekend. Jam packed with so many fun techniques and wonderful projects I can hardly believe it. Deb and I are staying an extra night because I just can't go back to reality without a little rest after all this fun.

Wonderful teachers. Teresa did an amazing job of teaching us to make atc cards to remember our weekend and then she showed us how to alter a book into a tag holding book (so cute) and Then a canvas with a girl. So much work and preparation went into this weekend I cannot imagine. Very well done and appreciated.

Another teacher is Tami who was so much fun to listen to with many different, yet important aspects of mixed media. There are no wrong answers, isn't that what you think? Tami taught us to use gelli plates and make loads of background papers and how to use texture. We also made a love banner with personalized stencils from Tami's etsy site which is just fun to peruse. Then she showed us a white on white on white canvas which challenged us and showed us reasons never to throw our trash away. So much talent in such a little body.

This photo below really is all white. And so much fun to do.

And I save our ring leader for last. She is the backbone of the Cozy Crop House and all around wonderful person. Kate is an inspiration and go getter for the craft minded. She taught us to cut apart soda cans, use alcohol inks, and make gorgeous wreaths. The wreath is simply stunning. What a spirit that girl has and is so willing to help you get where you need to be with your art. 

I feel blessed to be here and enjoy a weekend of like minded friends. It was nice to see old friends and make new ones. And so nice to get away from home and all the snow days. Hope to do it again next year (try and keep me away).


  1. Awwww, sounds like I need to go back to work so I can go
    to this weekend! (or ask for it for my birthday~April!)
    So happy to hear you had a great time!

  2. And it was a wonderful weekend to teach. You were all a great group, and I'm so looking forward to it again! Fondly, Tami