Monday, 2 January 2017
Creative JumpStart 2017
I've started out as I mean to go on (but will probably fail to do so!) with Creative JumpStart 2017. Today's class was by the very talented Marsha Valk and totally out of my comfort zone! Initially this class made me rather nervous (it's more or less totally flat, it has doodling, the background is BLACK (I needed the smelling salts at this point), AND there are no butterflies!!). But I put on my big girl pants and had a go...
There was a lot in the class today so I picked out just a few elements to have a go at - still a couple of other things I'd like to try when I have more time. For obvious reasons I am not going into detail (it's a paid class) but I will say I used DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue and Green Gold Media paints, DecoArt Tinting Base, a bright neon Limoncello Gelato (first time that's been out of the drawer - woo woo!) and one of Nathalie's delish stamps for Stampendous.
I thought my sentiment was rather appropriate for a first go at working over black - loving my DecoArt Media paints which pop right off that dark background! I'm actually shocked at how well this turned out and it just goes to show that there's nothing to be afraid of. OK it's not brilliant - but it's also not awful and awful is definitely what I expected!
Looking forward to tomorrow already - back to work in the morning but determined to make some arty time regardless.