Thursday, 28 November 2013

Workshop with Sheena Douglass

As I had not been on a workshop with Sheena for some time, I decided that it was about time that I went on one and so booked myself on her workshop in Milton Keynes.    I was not sure what projects we would be doing but knew that it was not paint fusion and was keen to see what techniques she would teach.
We ended up making two projects and a great time was had by all - especially with the appearance of Father Christmas - in a kilt!!  Not sure where Sheena's husband Russ disappeared to when Santa appeared!!
The first of the projects was a wall hanging.  We started out by covering a mdf plaque with Pebeo Studio Acrylics gesso in white so that it would take the stamping and then stamped with Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic Sea Scape stamps.  We then coloured the sea, sand and images with Distress inks mixed with Pebeo Matt Gel to ensure that the colours stayed on the plaque. 

We then coloured some Centura Pearl with Luminate silk paint - which is absolutely beautiful - and then stamped and embossed images from Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic Sea Shells.  These were then cut out and attached to the plaque which was then finished off with some ribbon.

The second project was a card and this took more time to do as we had to let the modeling paste dry before we could carry on.  We first covered most of the card with   Pebeo Studio Acrylic paint mixed with   Pebeo Gloss gel in three different colours to create the sky.  We then dabbed on Pebeo Studio white paint to create the clouds. 

Pebeo modelling paste was used to create the mountains and this was left to dry for a few hours before continuing with the rest of the card. 

The lake was created using distress ink mixed with the gloss gel.  The pink blossom was created by dabbing pink and white Pebeo studio paint onto the sky.  This was then stamped over with the Sakura stamp from A Little Bit Oriental with Black Stazon.

A lantern was stamped onto black card and embossed in gold, cut out and with 3D glue stuck on.

The card was then layered onto a few other layers.  The metal looking card was created with embossing black card and then adding Pebeo gilding wax which was absolutely lovely to work with and the effect was beautiful.

This was a great workshop and it was good to learn some techniques that I did not think of using but are very effective.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful creations Elaine, lovely wall hanging so pleased you had a good time.
    Hugs Julie xxx