Hels and I had a LONG skype session on Sunday (can you say SIX hours?). Guess it's been too long. We had a wonderful day talking, eating, making art together... all from thousands of miles away. What did we ever do before Skype? :)
We came up with an "I Challenge Thee" project which was almost entirely inspired by my recent class with Finnabair (aka Anna Dabrowska) at The Queens Ink. Here's our list of supplies:
* large rectangular canvas - I used 8 x 10, I think Hels used 9 x 12
* lots of dimensional embellishments, including "Mechanicals" from Finn's Prima line
* Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste
* stencil(s) of choice
* paint of choice
* Stabilo ALL pencil
* Finn's 9th wave paper collection (7 Dots Studio) - this was a bad choice, as it gets painted over and you can't even tell it's there in the end, but it does add some texture, so....
Because this project was completely inspired by Finn's class, I can't get into details about how I went about it. Just trust me when I say, if you ever get a chance to take a class with her, DO IT. She has a different approach to things which is so freeing... you'll love it! Here is my finished canvas.
Here are some close ups of the embellishments, so gorgeous!
I took this project into the office to show it to a coworker, who just happened to have an extra frame... and it was a perfect fit! Love it when that happens!
And here are some pix of my journal project from Finn's class. We did the journal covers and a few page spreads in class, which lasted ALL day.
Front and back covers.
Journal page from class, with a close up.
I did this page in my journal last weekend, trying to use some of the techniques we learned in class.
Hope you enjoyed the project. Be sure to pop over to Hels' blog to check out her creation! I haven't seen the finished result but it was looking *amazing* - check it out!
I'll be back soon with some more abstract creations...