This weekend I went to my 2nd She Scrapbooks Retreat! I had a ball for sure and meet some amazing and inspiring lady crafters.
My crafting table
During the retreat we made 3 beautiful projects, and I managed to get 13 scrapbook pages done! Time well spent! I will post the photos ASAP!
I will like so say thank you so much to Stephanie,Yvonne and all the ladies at She Scrapbooks for creating such an amazing place for women to be together and make art!
Today is the first day of She Retreats! Im so excited for 3 days of scrapbooking with the She girls!
During one of my classes I created this page. The purpose of the class (Relax and Art Journal) was to introduce my students to the products that are often used in art journaling. Many of my students where new to the art journaling movement, and where afraid of doing the wrong thing. They felt that their art was not good enough. So I told them that ” The artist is their own worst critic”. Meaning we are all to harsh on ourselves about the art that we make. Everyone makes mistakes, but we learn form them. As artist we have to overcome our fears of not being perfect. If we where all perfect there would be no interesting art… Art would all be structured and plane. SO don’t be afraid to add color, layers, or add or take away form something you like thats already there.
Make happy mistakes! Mistakes make art interesting!
This weekend I experimented with my Gelli Arts printing plate! What a great product, very versatileI Using the plate you can make mono printing projects that can be used as backgrounds for art journaling, scrapbooking, home made washi tape, and abstract art.
There are so many neat designs you can come up with using stencils, textures, leaves, bubble wrap, etc the list goes on!
My hands were covered in paint, photo op right!
I made a shadow box using Graphic 45′ Botanical Tea Paper, paper roses, chipboard, distress paint and inks