I've had a great time today at my favourite place. I got good and inky as did the other ladies on Dy's canvas workshop.... here's Mel showing just how painty and inky we all got...
We worked on a 24x24 inch canvas - very LARGE for me and I have to say I was a bit daunted by the size but eager to 'have a go' Dyan is superb... there is no better teacher in the world who can lay your fears to rest (about all things arty at least - not sure if she could chase all your boogey men away but I'm sure she'd give it a go!)
Dy took us through the process - all 37 steps - oh but they were great fun!
We gesso-ed the canvas and used torn book text, music manuscript and lacy paper doilies to add texture....
Skip a few steps... well you didn't want to see them all did you? Well you can't 'cos I was too busy actually working on the canvas to take photo's of every step!
I chose red and brown as this is going to hang in Andy's study - perfect man colours I think :D
(Plus it will go with the décor)
The others were all fabulous - I didn't get all of them 'cos they whizzed off at the end while I was still working on mine - go and check them out on Dy's blog
This one is Clare's
...I just love them....