17/02/2011

Fabby dabby dooo -Mr Holtz

Is the only way I can describe this morning.I only just made it to class in time as we had a bit of a job finding the place,but all was well and at 9a.m we started on our project. They have a lovely set up at Art From The Heart,the shop and studio are all on  the same level .Dyan has some great altered projects on display- all very inspiring. I made sure it was okay to blog these photos just in case - as he is doing a class at Artsycrafts next week but their project next week is different so - be warned - there may be a few photos !
We were given a whole goodie bag with lots of lovely stuff in to keep as well as our kit - I love that bit at the beginning of class when you see all the lovely things you have to play with.
The first thing was to make the front and back covers,we used Tim's new resist kraft papers which I loved, the papers are embossed and when inked show the embossed design through. These papers should be hitting the shops here soon  I hope.

Then we inked sticky backed canvas and painted grungeboard hinges and stuck them on and secured with brads......The next bit was to distress the pages and envelopes and pockets that go inside the book..
Then Tim showed us how to make a cute flower or rosette with tissue tape - mine could do with being a bit neater but as he said, it's not about being neat and perfect- embrace imperfection !
I didn't take loads of photos of the inside  pages.
 We then made one of the things that I really loved  about the whole thing- the 'dangly bit' that hangs from the spine. We had a pack of bits and pieces with all sorts of ideaology bits in - we made this with pearls,and wings and a typewriter intital,and a crystal on the end.
I've got lots to do to finish it off and decide what to put in the pockets and pages. I might make it a book about my trip or just about the class - can't decide.

I gained a lot from the class- especially from Tim showing us how to use things and giving us ideas of how to use the inks more and little tips...
Here's a closer view of the resist paper that we inked for the covers...and I got Tim to sign the inside cover of my book ......and of  course I had to get a photo for posterity - silly  smile ? me ? noooooo !!
                                            I'll show you my purchases tomorrow :-)

11 comments:

humel said...

You do look ever so slightly star-struck lol - but I know I'll be grinning like an idiot when I meet him next week!! So, so good to see all these photos, it does look an amazing project. And it was really lovely to talk to you earlier and hear all about it properly, thanks for that xx

Karen said...

Love that project Denise but love the smile on your face more!

scrappyjacky said...

Denise....it sounds absolutely wonderful....I'm so envious....and your project looks superb.

Ruth said...

So glad you had a great time ~ the kit looks gorgeous!

debs14 said...

Check you out! Silly smile? Whatever do you mean ... ;-)
Looks like you had a lot of fun, can't wait to see it all soon.

Hilary J said...

Lovely project and photo. Looking forward to my turn next week.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love Tim!!!
Were you and Mel not in the same class?
Rinda

Denise said...

Rinda, no- I couldn't get tickets to the one that Mel is attending next week (which is much nearer to me )but I was lucky enough to get one for the other class he did up North!

Ann S. said...

Ooooo Denise! I am SO envious! Loved looking at your photos today. So pleased you were able to meet 'The Man' - love the photo of you together! Please bring your book to our ATDML retreat in March so I can lust over it! x

Scrappi Sandi said...

I am literally GREEN with envy! But I have enjoyed your report on the workshop & that project looks amazing!! So glad that you were able to share the pics...how fab that you got his signature on your project & that is a gorgeous photo of you both together!! How white are Tims teeth?!!!

Sian said...

It looks like it was every bit as good as you thought it was going to be! Brilliant.