Mixed media

Mixed media workshop 2

A few weeks ago I spent a weekend away so I could do a full day of craft classes at The Scrapbooker’s Confetti Box in Swansea, NSW. Because it’s a two-hour drive each way, I opted to book a hotel room by the beach to make it more of a full weekend of recharging the batteries.

The first class I attended in the morning was learning how to pour quick-cast resin into moulds, and oh boy was it fun! I went mostly with ocean/beach themes for my choices and managed to use up the entire bottle of resin we received as part of the kit.

The afternoon was more intense learning as I was stretched outside my comfort zone again – I’ve come to realise I’m a super slow crafter, and we needed a full six hours to get the projects completed. My goodness it was a fun project to work on … I especially loved the effect of adding mica powder to the glue paste through the stencil for dimension. This project was another of the ones originally taught by Antonis Tzanidakis, designer for Stamperia called ‘Poison’ – so many fun details of this one. Loving the stone paper ‘leather’, although mine looks more like hammered metal,which I love too. I definitely need more practice with painting, but I’m pretty stoked with my attempt!

My next personal mission is to recreate something similar myself using a beach theme … unbeknownst to me at the time there would be an ocean theme release by Stamperia before I started, so I’ll have more inspiration in the near future.

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