Sunday, May 17, 2009

Recap on Scrap-n-Crop's Art Retreat :-)

Just a warning - there are lots of photos!!
A few (okay a lot!) of photos to show you what we got up to at Scrap-n-Crop's Art Retreat with Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door.
The first class on Friday was a Distress It Mini Book which we made from cardstock. I loved how we could choose our own colours and stamp it with what we wanted, we didn't have to do exactly how Rachel had done her sample :-)

Each inside page had little pockets to hold tags. My tags aren't finished yet. I am going to stamp quotes on them I think ... not just sure about that yet :)

Back cover

Second project was a layout using crayon resist technique. Very cool and a great way to utilise your stamps in your scrapbooking (something I need to do more of I think!).

Close up of one of the panels.
Third and last class on Friday we played with Ranger's Dimensional Pearl acrylic paint. I hadn't used that before, so was interesting and fun. These two little cards we used the paint like a watercolour ... watered it down and then coloured the stamped images.

These cards I mixed a couple of colours together and sponged the cardstock then stamped on it.

These two - Smile Card we coloured up the piece of fabric (muslin) then stamped on it. That was a lovely effect. I also did a darker coloured one, but haven't put that card together yet. The Happy Birthday Card was painting the chipboard. I would have liked to use the paint here to add dimension to the flowers, but it takes a long time to dry and I couldn't have got them home safely without getting paint EVERYWHERE! Maybe I will buy some and do it then ;-) hehehee
These chipboard shapes were little extras in the kit, so I just painted them and stamped away on them and will use them as little gift tags.
Saturday ... our first class was this Venetian Vintage Distress Accordian Album in a tin. The album comes in the tin (it's a Darkroom Door product). We used alcohol ink on the tin (I picked expresso which actually looks burgendy under artifical light instead of brown in my opinion!).

I showed a couple of photos yesterday of the wrinkled leather look and our very inky fingers from creating this little album. We used Rangers Distress ink, Distress powders and Crackle paint. Lots of fun :-)

After lunch our second class we created this little mini album, again just from cardstock and patterned papers. I have nearly completed mine, just want to add another couple of photos, some journaling and it's done! ;-)

Darkroom Door also have 12x12 patterned papers and there are a couple that have 6x6 squares with flowers on them, that's what we used for this album.

Makes it really simple to complete an album quickly. :-)

Our third and final class of the retreat was a set of cards using the brushless watercolour technique.

And for those attending both days of the Art Retreat we were awarded with a certificate :-)

I won a couple of prizes ... this 8x8 album on Friday.

A scrapbook kit on Saturday.

And I bought these 2 stamp sets ... the stamps sold so quickly! They sold out on Friday and I think Val had one left about 3pm on Saturday, not sure if someone snatched that up or not before they went home :-) heheee

So I am looking forward to having a play with them AND using them for scrapbooking.


Sharmaine said...

Wow!! Love everything you made!! Rachel is lovely isn't she! I met her a couple of years ago and she is a fantastic teacher, amazingly creative and just plain old nice!! Love that lol

SCRAP-n-CROP said...

I truly agree!!! We brought her around KL today and she was really really so generous and didnt want to trouble us one bit! We really really love her!!!

Serene Ho said...

OMG! Great work you have done here Rachel! Love them all! I'm so looking forward to seeing more projects with the techniques you have learned!

Penny said...

Just plain beautiful :) Lovely work - and I can see it must have been super fun. :)

Nilla said...

YES we had so much fun, loved every bit of it! Love what you done, Rach and I love our dirty fingers, still can see trace from it! Hugs Nilla

topkatnz said...

Wow ... what gorgeous work ... I love it all ... but my fav is the first wee mini book ... sooooo beautiful!!

Mrs Frizz said...

Ooh-la-la - don't know which one I like the best ... they all look sensational.

Dark Door floral papers and the wee album looks absolutely awesome, but then having such photogenic kids makes such a difference - lol.

Like the look of the vintageness as well.

Penelope Gan said...

correction ladies!
hint hint ... you'd know what my daughter's (future and full of "ifs") is gonna be. Rachel!

Nice stuff you made. Can't wait to see more mr. robot work.

Cindy said...

Wow...beautiful work, Rachel! You must be having lots of fun during the workshop, huh? How I wish I was there :(

hannie said...

Rachel, I'm trying to think if I am able to steal any technique that you all have learn from looking at the photos that you've shared, but I bet I've missed out a lot of details and the true technique, so you all are so lucky to be able to join the retreat. I'm green with envy now.
Thanks for sharing all those great work of yours.