Tuesday, 3 March 2015

What a weekend that was ....

...  Morning!  It's dull, cold, wet and snowy here in Northville today.  I'm nice and warm at home and have almost recovered from the weekend.  What was I doing?  I was at a craft class weekend held at one of my local craft shops - Scrappy Chic in Livonia.  I booked up my classes as soon as they were advertised.  Why?  Well, I've always wanted to attend classes with the amazing Dyan Reaveley and she came to Michigan last weekend.  It was a blast!!!

There were three classes on Saturday - Technique Tag Book, Tags of Imagery and Quirky Watercolour Book.  They were all very fast paced and so much fun.  Dyan is a great teacher - she tells us, shows us and goes through it with us.  We learnt various techniques using Dyan's Dylusions Inks - the most vibrant colours.  I've got two books started and will complete them in the next few weeks.  I've also got some fabulous image tags which I think I'll put into my new art journal.

Dyan and Chris - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Dyan and Chris - just before the start of our first class on Saturday morning.

Tag Techniques - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsTag Techniques2 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Some of the technique tags from our fist class on Saturday morning - just love the bold, bright colours.

On Sunday there was an all day class - Art Journal Inky Extravaganza.  We were all given a brand new art journal with lovely clean pages and the first thing that Dyan made us do was spray ink - deliberately.  And then we played!  Oh, it was such fun.  I've got lots of backgrounds started, some are more finished than other, but this journal is going to be used.  Dyan brought in a number of her own journals - they are stunning and I took lots of photos.

Dyan - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Dyan - during the technique tag class

Technique tags 3 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Another of the tags from the technique class - using stencils and inks here

Imagery Tag - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

The first of the imagery tags - rough layout, still lots of work to do.

Dyan, Chris & Class - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Sunday morning - at the start of our art journal class.

I met lots of fabulous ladies over the weekend and would like to thank them for making it such a fun experience.  Special thanks go to Chris and her staff at Scrappy Chic for (a) getting Dyan over and (b) setting us a brilliantly organised and fun weekend.  Finally, thanks so much to Dyan for coming and teaching us - do come back again soon.



Jane said...

Sounds absolutely fabulous, very envious of your creative weekend.

Julie B said...

You looked to have had a great time this weekend Deborah. :)

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