Saturday, 21 February 2015

Mixed Media Canvas Workshop with Emma Louise Wilson

21st February 2015

Spent a very enjoyable day at this workshop.....

....it started with Emma showing us samples of her work using teabags, assorted fabrics/papers, angelina fibres and candle wax to create texture.....

....we all began with a square blank canvas which was painted...

....well I daubed with a spatular which was a first for me.....

....next PVA was brushed on the unpainted canvas and I  added some cotton scrim for texture...



....a path in the middle made lumpy with blobs of candle wax....


.....more daubing for the forest floor in autumn!


While this was drying I used scrim, pva and paint for tree trunks...


......printed tree type shapes....


.....painted black tissue with bleach, how gorgeous is this??


Sort of finished with some highlighting with oil pastels....


......I think it needs something, maybe some stitch. I am not 100% pleased with the result, think it needs more depth, but have learned a lot in the process !

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My friend made an amazing picture.....

...lots of texture using the spatula....


....skeleton leaf and fabrics added....


......yarn and wax....


....seed heads using layers of fabric/paper/net/tissue...





....I LOVE THIS!


Jo might put also add some stitching....

...results  from the rest of the group....






...this still has to be completed....


.....a demonstration of how to melt wax on a tea bad which contains papers/words so that it becomes translucent....


....bandage,fabrics, paper, threads and paint have been used to create this....



......the lady who did this played with oil pastels on paper, rubbed with her finger and then painted with linseed oil.....


....lovely effect....

....must make the tea now......

......think I will be playing tomorrow!!

These photos are not really showing the colours and texture well but it gives you an idea!