Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Artiscape 2015

Here are some additional photos from my first experience at Artscape Retreat 2015. This was a really nice event --   I'd definitely participate again. 

The first photo is "Bird on a Box" designed by the generous Joe Rotella of CreateNCraft. His kits are so organized and he takes care of all the little details that we might overlook. (for example: filing the dowels so there would be a flat side to attach to the bird!) I just finished all 3 birds but haven't photographed them yet. They are really darling.
My next class was in Encaustics led by Shari Replogle  - I've done some of this before on book covers but never anything this large. We created 12" x 12" boards layering beeswax and fusing while
also embedding treasures in the wax. I decided (last minute) to create a board in honor of my mom who was so talented with a needle - beautiful garments and needlework. I have the perfect photo to in this but I put another "model" - unknown to me. We'll see how I can incorporate my mom's photo.
This was also an interesting class except that we had to be careful we didn't blow the hotel's fuses because of heat guns and electric griddles!! Gotta melt that wax and not let it get cold. A previous class blew the fuses!

The other photos here are works in progress by classmates. I loved adding wax with color and heating it.....you can make it swirl around in the wax.

I highly recommend Artscape Artist Gathering! Maybe I'll meet you there next year!!



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