Maybe you remember this post from March where I talked about wanting to paint on bigger canvasses and how my former highschool art teacher triggered me to actually try it.
Because of the 150th anniversary of my highschool Kamerlingh Onnes in Groningen my art teacher is organizing an exposition in a gallery in Groningen. He tracked down more then 20 of his former students that graduated in art and are now in some way working in the art area. There are painters, photograpers, graphic designers and more... and me :)
Since that post in March I have been learning, playing, experimenting and had a lot of fun exploring acrylic painting.
So now the exposition is getting closer I have some preparations to do.
I will have space to show 6 framed layouts, 6 framed art journal pages (the benifit of having a binder/page protector art journal) and.... 2 paintings size 50x60cm.
I will also have a table to show magazines and other work.
I ordered frames and framed the paintings and the art journal pages of my choice. And I was like... woww! Unbelievable what a frame adds to a project. It totally completes it, takes it to a higher level. I had no idea that a simple frame could do this.
Here are the results, what do you think?
I am really happy with how this looks :)
And here are the art journal pages:
And now that is done I need to find 6 layouts to frame. Six!!! From the biljoen pages I have. How am I ever going to choose... sigh :)
Coming monday I have to bring everything over to the gallery and I'm very excited how it will all look haning at the wall :)
If you are interested, the exposition runs from September 9 until September 28 at Pictura in Groningen.
Maybe I'll see you there :)
Thank you for stopping by today!
I am thrilled and very excited that I will be teaching in Toronto and New York in September!!
First I will come to Bizzy B's in Toronto where I will teach the weekend of September 19-21.
You can join me for my Technique Tags class on Friday evening (9/21) from 6.30-10.00.
During this workshop you will create a couple of beautiful large tags but more important you will learn a variety of mixed media techniques using IZinks, gesso, modeling paste, embossing powders, stamps and stencils. Besides that you will learn how to heat emboss on adhesive foam sheets and add stunning texture to them plus the amazing things you can do with Shimmer Sheetz. The learned techniques can be used in all kinds of projects, whether it are scrapbook pages, cards, art journal pages, canvasses or mini albums. You will use IZinks for coloring, they are very versatile, are highly pigmented and have beautiful colors. Find out about the many ways that you can use IZinks to create colorful, textured and artsy projects.
On Saturday (9/20) I will be teaching my "For the Love of Layers" workshop. This is a whole day workshop which runs from 10.30 am until 4.30 pm.
We will do layered embossing, multicolor embossing, embossing with stencils, a combination of dry and hot embossing and resist embossing. Besides that you will learn how to use transfer foil to add beautiful shine and color to your projects. With a different technique on every page you will learn to bring embossing to a higher level!
Today I'm sharing a cute little canvas (8"x8") that I created using Carabelle Studio stamps and stencils, acrylic paints and Posca Pens.
If you want to know how this canvas was made and which stencils and stamps I used visit this post on the Carabelle Studio Blog.
Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!
I am very excited that I will be teaching 3 workshops at Scrappies in München on June 20 and 21.
We will start with the first workshop on Friday evening at 18.00 until 21.30h.
You will find all information about prices and signing up here!
The second workshop is on Saturday morning from 9.00 to 13.30h.
To sign up or find more info about this workshop click here!
And last but not least I will teach my "Snap! Gotcha!"- mini album workshop on Saturday afternoon starting at 14.30 until 19.00h.
For info about this workshop and to sign up you can click here!
Come join the fun, I would LOVE to see you there!
Meanwhile... Happy crafting!
A few weeks ago I was guest blogging on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog showing how to create awesome texture using SAby3L Adhesive Sheets and Wow! Embossing Powder as you can see here on these brigth and colorful tags.
If you want to see step-by-step instructions then click here. And when you are there make sure to check out all the beautiful projects made by the awesome SAby3L DT!!
Workshops in mijn studio in Winsum - 17 mei 2014
Ochtend 9.30-13.00 * Techniek Labels * € 30 incl. drinken en snacks
Middag 14.00-17.30 * Envelop Mini Album * € 35 incl. drinken en snacks
Als je je opgeeft voor beide workshops is de lunch inclusief.
Voor meer info en opgave stuur je een mailtje naar email@example.com
Workshops in my studio - May 17, 2014
Morning 9.30-13.00 * Technique Tags * € 30 * drinks and snacks included
Afternoon 14.00-17.30 * Envelope Mini Album * € 35 * drinks and snacks included
If you sign up for both workshops lunch is included.
E-mail me for more information or to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this mixed media workshop you will create a set of beautiful big tags (9x21,5cm each) using a variety of techniques and lots of colour. Make interesting and textured layers using IZink, gesso, stencils, stamps, Shimmer Sheetz, embossing powders and more. You will learn techniques that you can use over and over again to make your own gorgeous backgrounds for layouts, art journals and cards. Prepare yourself for dirty hands, great fun and lots of colour!
Envelope Mini Album:
In this scrapbooking workshop you will learn a quick and easy way to bind envelopes to a mini album. A technique you will sure use in future projects! You will create a beautiful embossed wood cover and embellish it with a goreous laser cut feather. You get to work with stamps, patterend papers, embossing powders, IZink and more to end up with a colorful little book to hold your most precious pictures.
I would love to welcome you in my studio!