I was lucky to actually get to day 2 of the retreat as I was staying a a local bed and breakfast which was down a country lane and a tree had blocked the road early that morning. There was just enough room for my car to go under - with about 1 cm each side and above to spare. I was lucky that someone had stopped the other side of the tree and could tell me I was going to clear it. I didn't fancy reversing all the way back to find another way.
The projects that we did were using techniques that Clarity are more associated with - braying and gelli plate. The first project was creating a box that looked like it had been mounted onto and the background was done by brayering with acrylic paint.
Project 2 was brayering onto canvas (which Barbara called "walking the brayer") and we also got to use texture paste on it which I had not used before. It was coloured using Big 'n Juicy ink pads. Once we had finished the canvas, it was mounted onto another canvas.
Project 4 was using the gelli plate and distress inks . The distress inks were put directly onto the gelli plate and then brayered. Although it cannot been seen in the photo, I stamped the image into the gelli plate a few times to create a watermark effect and then laid the card onto the plate to get the background.
Project 5 was stamping and masking and we even got to use tracing paper to help to create this. I still have not quite finished it as I need to put a border around it and colour it in but I guess I may get around to that one day - I always keep them in the file provided just as samples so won't matter if I don't finish it completely.
I certainly think that this retreat is one of the best that I have done and can't wait until next year to do it all over again.