Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I say near-finished because I seem to want to create tiny pieces (like Jewels) and use them in larger assemblages. You can see in the piece above that I did just that. The piece at the very top of the page is also glass bead gel. Its difficult to see the glass bead gel because its reflective qualities wreak havoc with the quality of my scanner images. I really like this piece but I oh so wanted to put a shark fin in back of her. Well maybe next time.
I am teaching two new classes which includes Glass Bead gel this weekend. Here are all the particulars:Saturday January 30th Where: LaDiDa Café in Half Moon Bay Class: Glittering Glass Bead Gel Description: Imagine your collage glittering like a precious jewel. How do you create this? Glass bead gel of course! Glass bead gel can be applied on top of your collage. It can be colored with transparent acrylic paints and spread around your canvas to shine like diamonds. Or add it to your collage for a water-like effect. Intrigued yet? Then check it out. Come and explore the possibilities of glass bead gel. Items to bring: paintbrushes, scissors and gel medium. Please bring Scissors, Paintbrushes and Matte Gel Medium. Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm Fee: $40.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday January 31st Where: Scrapbook Depot in San Carlos Class: Shrink Art basics and Porcelain bracelet Description: Do you think of Shrink Plastic as a mere craft for children? Well think again. This versatile material is very much for adults. With it you can create sophisticated jewelry or buttons. It can be used to put your own unique touch on journals, cards or scrapbooks. The fascinating thing about shrink Plastic is that it can be made to mimic many different materials. In this first class in a series you will learn a few shrink Art basics. Then you will create a simple bracelet that mimics porcelain. Please bring scissors. All other materials are provided. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 Fee:$30.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please call Scrapbook Depot at 650 592-2767
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
And this student thinks of herself as a mere beginner. I beg to differ! I want to thank Monica Martinek and her staff for allowing me once again to invade her shop Scrapbook U with my tons of stuff! Monica has some great new items in the shop that my hands were positively itching to buy.
I wanted also to remind everyone about my new Altered Books classes this year. Thanks to one of my brilliant students I have finally come up with a teaching structure for these classes that I believe will work. Here are a couple of scans from some of my altered books.Here are all the particulars of the class!:
Beautiful and simple isn't it? Well that's just a few of the things that I've been up to lately. I hope to see you in class soon!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
LaLique Art Deco Glass