Wednesday 21 February 2018

Shabby Chic Apothecary Cabinet

To Gunge or not to Grunge.
I have just finished my new workshop sample for a shabby chic 8 inch apothecary cabinet. 
I have taken an Mdf Kit from That Craft Place and using Paints and mediums from Decoart given the kit a grungy shabby chic finish.

The clean shabby chic version.

In the class you will have the option of leaving the kit with a clean shabby chic finish or going all in with the ageing process, we will cover several shabby chic techniques including resist and image transfer using some of Andy Skinner's Vintage Downloads.
We will also be painting mini glass bottles that fit on the inside shelf of the cabinet.
there will be a choice of colours available in the workshop so you can finish the cabinet to your own taste xxx.

I will be teaching this class at the following venues this year. 

17 March      The Forget me Not Craft Cabin in Essex 
24 March       Lets Be Creative in Petersfield near Guildford
16 June          Amelia's Creative Crafts  near Birmingham
23 June          Rowan Tree Crafts    Carnforth 
27 October    The Stamp Addict   San Diego California

Simon Says Stamp are having a Grunge It Up Challenge and I would like to enter, you can find them HERE

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Mixed Media Revolution

The Revolution begins,
 I am over the moon to announce Andy Skinner and myself will be kicking of the Revolution in Holland with Art Chick Studio on the 11/12 May and in June the revolution will continue in California at It's All About The Scrapbook

Both workshops will focus around the Decoart Paints and Mediums and I will be using some lovely Papers from the fantastic 7 Gypsies.

This is my project for the retreat, it's an 8 inch wall hanging with a shabby chic and vintage vibe, we will be creating a faux patina effect on 3d stars that have been cast in resin from Molds I made.
I have created two samples to show some different colour options as well as showing of some of the different design papers from 7 Gypsies.