Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fun with friends and a new technique...

I had a wonderful day yesterday! I spent it with my art friends Harriet, Sandy, Belinda and Sarah. We were invited to Belinda's home for lunch and creative time. Joey was included in my invite and he had a blast playing with Belinda's two children and Sarah's daughter. Belinda has a fabulous, humongous house with lots of space for doing art. Her studio is large and fully stocked with almost every supply you could want to play with!!! We were open to doing any technique, so I suggested that we try a new one (a yummy textured background using deli paper) that I found a tutorial for on Dani's Site (The Stamping Witch). I actually saw a sample of the technique first on Hermine's Blog and fell in love with her version of the background so I follwed the link to Dani's Site to get the instructions. I found that the instructions were in German and even though there are terrific photos' included I was unable to figure the technique out. I emailed Hermine and asked if she could translate for me and she very kindly did a translation (which is now included on Dani's site). So, thank you Dani for the technique and thank you Hermine for the translation. My friends and I had a really fun time creating beautiful backgrounds with the technique (sample above). We made a few substitutions since we didn't have all the materials required in the instructions, but they seemed to turn out just fine. We didn't have deli paper or PVA, so we used tissue paper and Sobo glue. Again thanks girls and thanks to my local friends for an absolutely fantastic day!

4 comments:

Hermine said...

WOW, your attempt turned out beautifully. I am anxious how you finish this off.

Sarah S./OpalEyedDragon said...

Shari, thanks so much for a lovely day! I am in love with this technique and went out yesterday to get some materials to try it at home. Tasja had a great time too. I really appreciate your taking the time to get the directions translated.

Dawn Sellers said...

This is a great technique! Thanks for sharing - I'll be trying it out this weekend and sharing with my local art friends.

Shari said...

I am so glad that everybody liked my attempt at this fabulous technique. Hermine---again, thanks for the translation and comment. I will keep you updated with what I do with this background. Sarah---I had fun creating with you and the other girls. Glad you and Tasja were able to join us. Dawn---have fun playing with the technique this weekend. Use the deli wrap instead of tissue if you have some. It is more durable and easier to work with.