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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Corr... a Fantastic Morning!!

I went on a fabulous morning course today... Drove for just short of 2 hours, to Lin Brown's shop in Olney to do a workshop with her... It started at 9.00am!! This was the (almost) finished product - very pale paint, so the photo was not too good when I got home.  I have wanted to do metal stuff and get some basic tools, so this was just up my street...

 Here are the hands of the lovely Lin, showing our group of six ladies how to begin the flower. The project originally had a coloured tree, but she gave us the option for a metal flower...

 She used the grunge flower dies from PaperArtsy to cut the shapes, then made the various marks on them. Below, she is finishing up the background metal, rubbing and embossing from a kabuki board.

 The green board has diamond shapes on it and it's the first one I fell in love with on Lin's blog on her sidebar... she develpoed a technique which she demos there, very professionally, but the US lady seems to find it all very funny!!!

 Below is the stash I came home with... some metal and tools of various types, and some other real goodies, like a birdcage!!!


 I have got quite a few really great things here, so I was delighted to look round the shop... it really truly IS an Aladin's cave and there is so much unusual, different stuff!!! Well worth a visit if you can...(or on line, of course!!!)

And finally, here is my finished piece... I made the flower when I got home and added the tree, which was supposed to be on there from the project description... The metal flower is actually stream and purple alcohol inks, but the colours are not showing up very well!!! Because my tree was SO neutral, and not coloured green etc...  I decided to add it too, as it is the colour of the metal...

I am so chuffed with the finished project, and having had a lesson in the metal work... it is easier than I thought and will be better when my hands have been injected next week!!!! Hopefully to be pain-free for a few months subsequently...

Thanks for looking and please do leave a comment
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

9 comments:

Beryl K said...

WOW,WOW, WOW - what else needs to be said.
Beryl x

stART said...

What a lovely work of art - congratulations!

Heavens2Betsy said...

A fabulous creation! It is such an amazing piece. I do hope the injections help. Penny

ArtSnark said...

stunning! Look forward to enjoying your future metal creations

Netty said...

Its an amazing creation. I'm at Olney on 27th of this month and can hardly wait. Annette x

Rainbow Lady said...

Glad you had a good day and a lovely finished project too. xx

JoZart said...

What a wonderful project and a fabulous result from you. No wonder you came home with so much of the necessaries to continue at home. Note... I did say necessaries!!!
Hope your treatment means that your hands will withstand all the use they will soon be put to.
Jo x

karen said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous piece you have created! I had a peek around your blog and it is all fantastic! You are a very talented woman and I will definitely be back here more!
xoxo Karen

Sam said...

Bootiful piece! Wish Olney wasn't 3 1/2 hours away from me. Such alot of go-juice to come on over! I love this. If it needs a home then send it to ....... LOL!!!!