Thursday, March 07, 2013

Playing with Jane and

Wendy and Jenny and Jen....

At the Melbourne Paper craft Show.
Wendy, Jen and I, along with many other excited students, had the pleasure of spending two hours with Jane Davenport in her workshop, Arty Party with Jane Davenport.
It was lots of fun to play around with paper and paste then to gesso areas to find unique images to use in the final painting. Every ones work looked so different even though we used the same face to begin with. The faces were made with Jane's stencils which is a wonderful way for beginners to get an idea of shapes, features, etc.
I was a wee bit disappointed with using stencils as I had presumed we were going to learn Jane's style of face painting. I did buy the stencils and have decided I will only use them in my backgrounds as I want to make my own images so I can improve my art work particularly my faces.
With our pages almost finished we spent the day Shopping, Shopping and then Shopping. I have so many gorgeous supplies to keep me going for months now and I have vowed to myself I will not buy anything else art related until I have used them all. Hmmm.... except I really do need some matte medium and sponge dabbers.... oh, and a palette knife. That is all! :)
'She Has Horns':  This will be the cover page to an art Journal Jane showed us how to make.
One of the pages I finished at home after the workshop.

Hope you have a Gorgeous Creative Long Weekend!



Jenny said...

Oh Clare... they are both SO beautiful... I love how each and every one can look so different with the same stencil... we had just the most amazing day... the best fun :)

Jenny ♥

janice smith said...

What fun! I love these pieces...great colors and so much to discover and enjoy in the details. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following. i look forward to following back and seeing more of your beautiful creations!