Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Stampfest Orlando Specimen Box Collage Class

Four days in Orlando in June...I say it every year, ... hot, humid & wet.  I think it rains multiple times per day in Florida whether I'm there or not, so I know I'm not singled out, yet that's how it feels.

The sponsor of Stampfest is Just For Fun, and once again Debby pulled out all the stops for everyone.  Shirts this year were tie-dyed and fabulous, in my colors!

My Specimen Box Stencil Collage Class was a huge hit, and the end results were all unique and fabulous.  But of course the best part is always seeing the smiling faces and knowing that everyone enjoyed themselves.

I asked my students to bring their own palette of dye based ink pads, in colors of their choosing, so it was interesting to see the combinations.

The making of each background piece is always fun, watching them follow my directives, trying to decide what I'm up to and why I ask them to do certain things.  But when the assembly begins, they get it and they love it.
Here are a couple of perfect examples of what I notice in my classes.  We're all drawn to specific colors and the ones we choose for our art are often the ones we choose for our wardrobes.
If you love purple, you love it in all aspects of your life.
Just look at that stack of Ranger Adirondack ink pads.  Warms the heart, doesn't it?
As with all my classes I brought along supplies for everyone to play with such as drywall tape, punchinella, and my favorite of all, Clearsnap's Magic Stamp, formerly known as Penscore.  I'd impressed a tapestry image rubber stamp into each rectangle, and it was a great addition.  And of course each participant got to keep all those stamping tools.

Just look at this blouse and the color palette on her pieces.  I tell you, we know what we like!

Here was a mother/son duo that were quiet and hardworking and then wowed us with their finished masterpieces. 

Below are photos snapped throughout the class, while they were busy inking and stamping, creating those different pieces that would become the end results showcased proudly in their specimen boxes.

A huge thank you to everyone who attended this class and had fun with me.  I enjoyed your company and enthusiasm immensely.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun. Wish I could have been there!!


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