Saturday, August 18, 2012

Scrapp 'n Savvy

 I spent a couple days this week at Scrapp'n Savvy taking classes. 

Monday's class was this darling suitcase/beach mini album with Terri.  This is a work in progress as I haven't finished the inside of the suitcase yet. 

We got down right dirty as the outside of the suitcase was painted and then distressed using Tim Holtz distress inks.  It is suppose to look like an old weathered case and after we finished with all the distressing, it actually does look like old leather case that's been hanging out in the attic for years. 

The outside of the case will be decorated with postcards and travel stickers.  The inside will have a shelf with netting, shells and postcards on the left side and an embellished mini album on the right side. 

The project is made using two art canvases and was designed and put together by Terri.  She has done an amazing job with this project and I am so glad I took her class.  The possibilities are endless using this suitcase design.  I love it!  I will post the finished inside when I am totally finished.

 I must confess I am not a huge fan of glimmer mists or any misting product for that matter.  It is just way to messy for my liking.  I surprised myself when I agreed to take this class but am so glad I did.  Stayce DeWid did an excellent job changing my mind about the glimmer mists.

 This event was from 9:00am until 4:00pm.  It was filled with  techniques that I never imagined you could do with mists.  We made a sample book of eleven techniques including plain misting, puddling, positive and negative masking, embossing, color blending, and a faux texture .  My favorite technique is puddling and can't wait to use it on a project. 

We had a great lunch of a mashed potato bar and salad made by Karri and Millie.

After our lunch we made a canvas album using all the techniques we learned in the morning class.  The results were fantastic on this surface.  One of the great advantages to this class was all the paper towels saturated with the glimmer mists that was left after the class. Once dry it is great material to make all those decorative flowers you see everywhere.  I saved all of it and will definitely make some flowers for a scrap page or card.  Until next time........

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