Sunday, September 13, 2015

My Projects from ArtVenture Canada

Hi, Everyone,

If you like Prima products and ever get the opportunity to go to ArtVenture, I highly recommend it.  I absolutely love the 5 projects I completed in class.  Have a look:

The 1st project was a 12x12" mixed media layout in a Prima frame.
We tinted Gel Medium with their various mica powders and micro beads then scraped them through stencils on one of their new pattern papers.  In all the classes, Prima's designers used cardboard to pop up papers and photos rather than pop-dots.  We were given the new appliqué trims, wooden shapes, and many packages of flowers to decorate with.

The 2nd project used the new Prima Paintable Papers and Wooden Home Decor Boards.
We tinted Modelling Paste with their various mica powders then scraped them through stencils to create a textured background on paper glued to the wooden board with Modelling Paste.  The Tea Cup Printable was painted with a paint brush using their Colour Bloom Sprays.  If you look real close you can see the 3 glass jewels dangling from the tea cup in the centre of the board.  I love the Metal Book Plate underneath the saucer.

The 3rd project was an Altered Telephone.
We aged the metal phone and the Wings (behind the photo) even more using Clear Gesso and many layers of Colour Bloom Sprays.  Again there were endless amounts of flowers, leaves and butterflies to decorate with.  If you look real close, you will see the coiled wire lights wrapped around the photo.  The battery operated light is hidden behind the flowers inside the phone. 

The 4th project was a Girly Grunge Layout.
We used lots of Colour Bloom Sprays, stamps and glitter.  Again we finished off with Gel Medium and micro beads.  Prima has a lot of different colours and sizes of beads to choose from.

. . . and the 5th project was a beautiful Mini Gatefold Album
which I forgot to photograph before taking them all to Treasured Memories to display.
So if you want a peek, you need to head down to the store.   I promise you it's well worth the trip.

In the meantime,
have fun creating!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

On my way to Prima ART Venture!

Hi, Everyone,

I attended Prima's ART Venture in California 2 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it on the other side of the table as a student.

After doing this post, I'm off to Prima ART Venture which is being held in Edmonton this summer.  Below are the 5 projects being taught by 3 Prima Instructors.  It's going to be fun getting a chance to create these great projects & seeing what is in our "goodie bags".   I will offer these finished projects to be displayed at Treasured Memories for all of you to look at up close.  Frank's Album, Sharon's Altered Phone, & Adrienne's Grunge Layout are all stunning.  Check them out when you get a chance.

Have fun creating!