Monday, 25 August 2014

Weekend at Lins - Day 2 - Part 2

So after lunch, out came the screen printing kits. These are sooooo much fun. This is Lin helping Lin get one of the prints into her journal.

And this is the result, and you can also spy a feather and half a dragonfly in the bottom corner.

Karen decided to sit this one out as she's done it all before, but for the rest of us, it was a first.

We kept to the same colours for each screen (image) so Lin didn't have to keep washing and drying everything, it was bad enough after we'd all done a round and finished with a screen and a squeegee.

Now I can't remember the exact colours we used but we did the alphabet in an orange and the pen nibs in black and I chose to print them over patterned paper. They have a great texture as they are slightly raised.

This one is a seedhead and the colour was emerald green. This one bled slightly.

Loved the butterfly, it looked especially good in the black.

The PINK feather bled a bit too, but the orange dragonfly came out fabulous, so much detail.

More seedheads, this time in gold and the butterfly again in black.

The the lovely Karen let us lose on her Spectrum Noir (?) blendable pencils, which I didn't really get because to blend them you had to use a paper stump and some special fluid. Anyway, I had a go and quickly gave up.

So Lin and I swapped seats so she could make a mini tag for Lin as she'd asked us all to make one sometime over the weekend so she could put it in her mini folder.

We also managed to sneak out into the garden for another little play!!

We then moved onto a tag which had been covered in fabric. Using the LB first set of limited edition paints and snowflake, stencils and some PA minis, I stenciled and stamped onto the tag after a couple of colour washes over the fabric - loved this one.

And the final play before the day came to an end, was to crackle a piece of material. A generous helping of mud splat was painted on to cover all of the material. A layer of crackle was spread over the dried mud splat and then sage was sponged over the top.

And then the cracks happened. IRL the mud splat actually looks metallic under the sage.

And finally our end of day group photo (including Meg) before we all descended off in different directions to start our journey home.

It was fantastic to meet up with everyone again, and a huge thank you to each of you for a truly wonderful weekend.


Helen said...

I think the screen printing was a big hit with us all, even when the ink bled a bit it looks good! A truly fabulous weekend, can't wait for the next one!

downrightcrafty said...

looks like you had fun some great creations
hugs Kate x

craftimamma said...

It was a truly amazing weekend with everyone and thank you Sam for picking me up en route and safely delivering me back at the end.

Love all your last lot of tags, etc., lots of lovely techniques again

Lesley Xx

Yours Artfully said...

Wow Sam, three blog posts, I didn't realise that we did quite so many things!!!So pleased that you all had a fun weekend and enjoyed dabbling with all those products. I know that Meg had the best time and thank you again for entertaining her and taking her for a walk.
Lin x

Corrie Herriman said...

Looks like you had heaps of fun ! And some great results too ! Well done !
Corrie x

Sue said...

Some great creations Sam, and it looks like a fun weekend xx

Anonymous said...

So much fun! I love the look of the screen printing.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Feeling envious lol. You all look like it was an amazing time. Great posts Sam xxx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Wow looks like an amazing weekend. Lots of cool ideas to explore further. Meg must have been lapping up all the attention!! Bet you lot had a blast! Awesome x

massofhair said...

Three lovely posts, great to see you all enjoyed the two days and learnt so much :-) xxx

chrissies said...

A fun and productive weekend Sam--pleased you enjoyed it

Love Chrissie x

Alison said...

You fit so much into your fabulous weekend Sam! Gorgeous projects, I love the LP book! xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

It sounds like you had a really brilliant time,Sam and what gorgeous things you created. It's lovely to get introduced to new techniques, materials and experimentation! Really inspiring post! xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

So pleased that you had a great time Sam. x

Sandy said...

Look at you girls go, and everything loos so wonderful!
Sandy xx

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