Saturday I attend a workshop taught by Ruth Rae. I knew it was going to be a challenge for me since my dr. has had me on 5mins at a time working on art projects. This workshop was scheduled for 5 hrs! Yikes. The second challenge is Ruth's art style is more vintage than what I do. Believe me if I could embraced the vintage style I would, but it has always been a struggle. If you want to look at Ruth's artwork go here.
So being the brave soul, I signed up for the challenge. The class was a mixed media, plaster and encaustic class creating a box.
The first part of the class was creating a box and plastering it. Wow! Talk about messy. I struggled a bit with that part, who am I kidding I struggled most of the class! Then way got to play with clay and create hearts. I never thought I would like playing with clay...that was much easier for me, or less messy...lol.
After the plaster was dry, we painted, I added collage papers, poured wax and waited to see our creations.
When I came home and created a mini canvas for the center of my box and discovered the heart fit perfect.
And it looks cute hanging on the wall. I have to say I have gained confidence to do another!
I also made this heart, which is now an new ornament on my tree. This heart was constructed out of cardboard, plaster over it, then painted, collaged and then bees was. I love the texture.
So day 5 and 6, two projects, only one a Christmas ornament but love learning new techniques and sharing. I hope you enjoyed this week-ends share too.