Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Class with Jeni Calkins

The class with Jeni was the most fun I've had in a long time. she is a delight to work with.

If you ever have a chance to take a class with her- do it!

I made this wonderful little book to journal my visit to Arizona.

I'll post some pics of the inside pages when I get it finished.

Need to work on it some more. :)

I took a lot of photos while I was there. Still need to do some Photoshop editing.

We also worked with polyclays and did some nifty embellishments. I really liked the different effects for finishes she taught us.

Aren't the fibers on this book gorgeous? Jeni brought a great selection of fibers for us to play with. I added charms made with some of the differrent techniques I tried out while I was there.


I am in love with GOURDS!!!

They are such an amazing surface to work on.
They take any art medium you could use on wood. :) Alcohol inks and dyes are great. Acrylic paints are wonderful- you can add mica powders and other shiney stuff too.
You can stamp on them.
I even coated one with OPALS embossing enamels.

I haven't tried wood burning yet.

Sharpie Markers work great.

New stuff

Been doing some new stuff.

Took some classes in Arizona. Had a great time. Really love the necklace I did in Cory Celaya's class. I'm even reasonably happy with the beading I did on this.

Very much like the coloring. I need to play with this technique more. I've got a lot of new ideas for this. :)

I think I need to do some mini book covers in this manner. I love the weight of them and the vibrancy of the colors.
Using the clear (Franklin) OPALS embossing enamels really makes these POP!

Everyone thinks they are glass. they sure look and feel like glass.

Cory is such a fantastic artist. *sigh* I miss her. Can't wait to go back for another visit.

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