Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Donna Downey Weekend

Two weekends ago I was fortunate to travel to Friendswood, TX to take 3 wonderful classes from Donna Downey http://donnadowney.typepad.com/ . I am taking her canvas create monthly class online now. I highly recommend it. She is going to continue to teach it next year per an email I just received with this months canvas directions and video. Her videos are great because they are yours forever. You download them on your computer and can watch them anytime and as much as you like.

The classes were at Novel Approach there in Friendswood. I had never been to this store before but know it has been in business for a long time. They have a nice classroom setup.
me and Donna D

This is my sample from the Pan Pastel class. We glued tissue paper down to a flat canvas board. I think I have a few to many wrinkles but all in all I like how the finished piece turned out. Lots of spray sealing in between those colors!

This is a journal we did with 40 techniques inside! This was a long class! But great ideas were done inside. I look forward to using some of them in my card classes at the Stamp Asylum http://stampasylum.blogspot.com/ .

This was my favorite class! Corrugated cardboard was what the pages were made from! We gessoed them and gilded the edges. Lots of Prima goodness to add to the pages from our class kits. I used photos from a recent trip to Jefferson, TX my husband and I took for our 25th wedding anniversary.

If you ever get to take a class from Donna in person jump for it! She is a funny lady! Love her stories from travel teaching on the road. I would love to visit her retail store in North Carolina. They do some great classes there also.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Halloween Art

For one of my art groups, I made these canvases for Halloween. I really love how they turned out. I took a Halloween class from Margie Romney-Aslett http://www.margieromney-aslett.typepad.com/ and we did something similar. She is getting ready to do another class for Christmas. She can do some fabulous things with dollar store finds! I would sign up if I were you!!

I have a friend that her birthday is Oct 25th so I usually do something Halloween theme as well as normal for her big day. This year I wrapped the gifts in this box and glued a skeleton to the top. I added a paper cone party hat to his head. Another idea from Margie's class! There were several comments at the restaraunt about him from guests. He did turn out very cute if you can call a skeleton cute!