Saturday, March 08, 2008

Ario workshop

Had a great day today. If you ever get the chane to do a workshop with the Ario girls, Fiona and Karen, then grab it with both hands. They are local to me, just up the road, but you will see them at many of the shows. We were looking at Stewart Gill pain today and what they can do. i only did one piece really that I will use in my work and that was this one. Using the galactica through a stencil.
We did the excercise from the Stewart Gill book.
Galactica through a stencil on velvet.
Metamica through a stencil which can be blown up with the heat gun, kind like a shiny puff paint.
Galactica with a torn masking tape resist on velvet.
Using the flakes and chips, embelishments
My tests were mounted into a book I made from left over prints from school.
There is cotton rag paper here and air drying clay and blending with a stylus, I bought one!

Here is the front cover of my book. I button hole stitched the book together.
A great and productive day, I really think I know what these paints do and so now I can take them on into my work. Didn't feel like I was especilly creative today but I am quite sure I know how I can use them now in my creative work.

13 comments:

Doreen G said...

That sure looks creative to me Carol--I love what you have done.

Jacquelines blog said...

This looks great Carol. I love the Stewart Gill paint and I like how you put them in a book.great refference.

Cathy W said...

Imagine how great this will look when you are feeling creative! In fact, they already look tremendous!! Don't doubt your work so, my friend. Now I wonder if these paints are available stateside, Texas specifically?

Sandy said...

Wonderful samples especially the book. SAndy

MargaretR said...

You are so, so lucky to be near Ario and go and have a session with them there.

Julie said...

What a great days work/play, Carol! Your book is a great way of keeping everything together and will be a lovely reminder of all the learning you did.

Pat said...

This looks like a really good day Carol and I am very impressed by the way you have kept your samples together. I look forward to seeing what you do with the piece with the squares.

Alis said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great time and looks creative to me.

Purple Missus said...

Are you sure you only went for a day? You got through loads of stuff. It must have been a really good workshop.
I do like the way you have mounted all your samples in a book - great idea.

Kim said...

Indeed a productive day!

Cyber Fyber said...

Hi Carol!
For the past few days I've been organizing CYBER FYBER trades and creating labels...which requires me to "copy and paste" blog addresses...which, in turn, allows me to peek into various blogs. I've really enjoyed your recent posts and hope you are feeling better. Your recent work looks simply wonderful. I adore the "pegs" (or clothes pins!). Your workshop samples are amazing! Well...back to work...Susan
PS Thanks for trading with me. Continue spreading the word about CYBER FYBER as I'm going to host another round of trading in May for fiber artists who haven't yet participated!

Debbi Baker said...

Looks as though you had a fantastic time. Very interesting!!

Dianne said...

Fantstic creations Carol!! The book is a wonderful idea.....