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The cool thing about the fake beeswax is that you can imbed items into it just like beeswax. But unlike beeswax you can add acrylic paint on top of it and it will stick. Also the collage won't melt in high temperatures or sunlight.
Here are the particulars of both classes:
Saturday March 13th Where: Scrap-it in Santa Cruz Class: Shrink Plastic #2- Stone Petroglyphs Description: Can Shrink Plastic really look like stone? Of course it can. In this class you will learn the art of coloring white shrink Plastic in such a way that makes it look exactly like rock. You will also be introduced to intaglio. Intaglio is the art of embossing directly into the material to make raised designs. You will walk out of the class with a bracelet made out of what looks exactly like ancient stone Petroglyphs. Please bring Scissors all other materials will be provided. Time: 11:00 to 2:00 Fee: $30.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please call Scrap-it at 831 475-2380 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday March 14th Where: Scrapbook U in Fremont Class: Gel Medium Beeswax collage Description: Do you love the look of Beeswax but really don’t want to bother with the mess and heat of having to melt the beeswax? If so this is the class for you. Come learn the recipe from Chris Cozen’s book Altered Surfaces for making simulated beeswax using gel medium and acrylic paints. We will pair this recipe with a small collage and voila!-a Faux Beeswax Collage. Supplies to bring: paintbrushes and scissors. Time: 1:00 to 4:00pm Fee: $40.00 To sign up for this class please call Scrapbook U at 510 490-5065
How about signing up for a class this weekend? Come and play!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
These samples are Wood, Wood and Bone, Bone and fossils. In reality they are all shrink plastic. As you can see I've been having fun with all the natural materials white shrink plastic can mimic.
The last classes for the month of February were Altered Books #1 here in Half Moon Bay and Shrink Plastic #2 at Scrapbook Depot in San Carlos. Everyone in the altered books class got a great start on their respective books and they are going to be absolutely amazing. The subjects range from Victorian fashion to Zombie Film Noir. Stay tuned for pictures of these books as the artists complete their first spreads. In the Shrink Art class we were creating stone petroglyph bracelets. Every bracelet was totally unique even though all the students were using the same set of instructions. It was incredible! I want to thank the owners and staff of LaDiDa Cafe and Scrapbook Depot for allowing me space to teach in their establishments. I also want to thank all of the students that attended the classes. I sincerely hope that they all had as much fun as I did!
I have also been working on my next altered books class-Windows and Doors. You can see a preview of this class from my current altered book: Alone and afraid of the Dark at the top of this post.
This week is collage week. I want to create a new sample for Faux Beeswax collage and finish my new Collage Challenge 1 class. Stay tuned for more about this class.
Have a great week and Collage on!