Thursday, June 13, 2013

Inspiration Board Guinea Pig Class

There's nothing like a group of ladies willing to play around with too many supplies...narrowing down the choices to find the perfect embellishment to make a teacher know when she's found a winner of a class.

And if you spread your adhesive over the top of your vintage papers as well as underneath, you're going to create a resist whether that was your intention or not.

Marilyn drove up from Myrtle Beach to play and was such a good sport.  We'd had a play date a few months ago down there, but being a guinea pig is totally different from being another creative spirit at a beach house for a weekend of play.

I didn't intend to give them Distress pads, but at the last minute I decided to see what would happen since I always have someone show up in my classes with those, even though I ask them to bring dye-based pads.

And while I'm supposed to be clever, I never thought to turn things on a diagonal.  Leave it to Michele to surprise me every time.

And just when you think you know how it's going to play out, you find you're wrong!
Just because my samples were done in pastel colors didn't make these girls want to play with that color palette.  Although some did...

Everyone did agree they loved Tim's tissue paper.  And loved experimenting with different colorants.
And they loved the little Masonite frames from Coffee Break Designs.
And I already knew they loved washi tape, but wow, I didn't know just how much!  The rub-ons were a true experiment for each one...but the selection of papers was a smashing success, as were the old b&w photos.
Old foreign postage stamps were another love it/hate it bit of ephemera in their kits.  And I thought everyone loved those.  Shows what I know.
Old maps of Europe and topography maps were a win-win for everyone.  Which is good because I've already packed those in my kits.

If you're planning to be at Stampfest/Orlando in 2 weeks, I hope you've signed up for this class.  Or if you're joining me for a bit of fun at Stampaway in August. 

Come back tomorrow to see glimpses of my accordion book of tags, a technique class that's filling up fast for Stampfest.  It'll be another bit of chaos with great results.