Monday, 9 March 2015

Fantastic Workshop with Art Wynyard Warriors & the Amazing Finnabair!! :o)

I feel a little self indulgent as I have actually spent my Christmas and Birthday money on myself (!) and treated myself to a couple of workshops, organised by the lovely Sue Tucker.  The workshops are held just outside Middlesborough in a great venue and Sue always lays on plenty of refreshments and chocolate!! Take a look here - ) this is the Facebook page where Sue advertises upcoming workshops.  Firstly I got to spend another wonderful afternoon watching Finnabair do her thing, she is such an amazing artist and teacher, and so very generous with her hints and tips, then at the end of the month I get to play along with Andy Skinner - not bad eh?!

The workshop I attended was called Everyday Treasure, and involved turning an ordinary canvas into a steampunk-y shadow box to display a lovely little rocking horse.  One of the most exciting bits when we first get sat down is peering into our goodie bags to see what we've got to play with!! Feels just like a naughty child spying on their Christmas presents early!  Have a look at some of the lovely bits we got:

First bit was to set to and build the little rocking horse and then to begin to alter the frame:

As it is Finn's workshop, I won't share all of the steps as it would not be fair to her.  Also as I say she is so generous with sharing her techniques that you would be far better watching some of the videos that she shares on her blog!!  Needless to say that it involved lots of gesso, paints, metal embellishments, pigment sprays and lots of laughter!!

'Slightly' messy fingers!!

Group of Happy Crafters with our finished works of art, and mine is below :

I had such a lovely time, and met up with some fellow crafters who had shared the experience last time too, and now I'm so looking forward to next time!!

Thanks for reading :o)
Steffi xx

I would like to enter this canvas into the following challenges:

Mixed Media Challenge (brand new challenge!!) - Anything Goes - here: 

All Crafts Challenge Feb/March - Anything Goes (but no cards) - here:

Imagination Crafts March Challenge - Always Anything Goes - here:


Crafty Calendar Challenge March Challenge - Add Some Metal - here: