Monday, 3 December 2012

Industrial Mixed media stix 2 workshop

Well after three days, 400 miles of driving on our mad roads, two demonstrations and two workshops I am now back home to a pile of paperwork.

Hello to everyone I met at BarjanB Crafts on Friday, such a friendly bunch and I was very well looked after by Barry and Maureen so thank you.

On Saturday I went down to the Craft barn for a demonstration, this book which I made on the day I have called the book of evolution because it went from acrylic paint to spray dies... these were a little too bright for my liking so it was back to washes of acrylic over the top, dry brushing and then archival ink.
This morning I was still unhappy with it so the paint was back out again!.... Kinda like it now :)

The book of Evolution altered book cover


I had a great day on Sunday holding my first Stix 2 workshop.
We used Stix 2 Texture Mounting sheets which I had pre-printed a background design onto, so everyone started of with the same background, here are their finished paintings all now very individual!

steampunk mixed media on stix 2


Thanks for reading,

Andy

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for a brilliant on Sunday at the Craft Barn Andy. Glad you made it home in one piece!
    Having seen your book in real life, I can verify that it's so gorgeous it nearly ended up in my bag but I was too scared in case the airport style security found it (if you know what I mean!!)
    Juliax

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  2. Thanks for all the inspiration on Friday, Andy, we all thoroughly enjoyed it! Hope the M1 was not too bad on Friday evening! I'm looking forward to your next visit! I've got my name on the list!
    Maggie x

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    1. Thanks Maggie.. lets not mention the M1.... got home just before 10pm :(

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  3. Wonderful! This cover is genius!
    and I really like your students pieces.. with this adorable face -
    personally one of my favorite subjects!

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    1. Thank you :) they all did a fantastic job!

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  4. Wow what wonderful work Andy. Sorry I didn't make it on Sunday, hubby right poorly with shingles, ended up having to take him to hospital he was so ill.

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    1. Oh so sorry Kathy, really hope all is ok.
      I painted your canvas as we went along so I will give it to you next time I see you.

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  5. Another brilliant class Andy, thanks for your patience with us 'slowies'!
    Great to see your fabulous book & other artworks in the flesh!
    Hope you get some relaxation now, & your little dogbot is better soon!
    Alison x

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    1. Thanks Alison, Henley the dogbot is recovering but it may take some time lol

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  6. Woww what a great results from the classes Andy.
    Your artwork is zo amazing! Thanks for sharing...

    greetings, Alie :-)

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    1. Thanks Alie, they were a very talented bunch!

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  7. Thanks for a wonderful day at BarjanB Crafts on Friday Andy, enjoyed the demo's and workshop, look forward to seeing you again
    Janet

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    1. Thanks Janet.. hopefully see you in the new year!

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  8. We all had a wonderful day with you Andy and looking forward to your return - my name will be after Maggie's. Loved those fishes and just made my version inspired by you - thank you - maureen x

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    1. Thanks Maureen it was great meeting you... hope I get to see the fish :)

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  9. The Craft Barn workshop was fabulous, I loved every minute of it.
    xxx Hazel.

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    1. Thanks Hazel, really glad you enjoyed it :)

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