July's art class was enjoyable as always. For the first hour or so, the eight of us sat around the tables and talked about all kinds of interesting things.
Here are the artist trading cards I made to share with the group. Since the topic from last month was Graphic45 "fussy cut", we were to practice more of that through our trading cards. We used cardstock produced by the Graphic45 company and cut with a small scissors at least two layers of the same image to give dimension. The layers were held together with foam adhesive.
In the following photos, you can see the layers of the pear image.
You can also see the 3D effect on the woman in red, the butterfly and the starfish. I found it relaxing to fussy cut and really enjoyed making these cards.
Here are the cards from my friends. I love the variety that we receive each month.
Then we shared the pages we created in each others' Circle Journals. The theme for the page on the left was water. I cannot remember the themes for the other pages...darn it. But aren't they lovely?
Below is the page that was completed by another member of the group for my "Green" themed journal. I love the fussy cut layers!
And here is the page I made for my friend. The theme is mixed media. Since mermaids are so popular in my Etsy shop, I decided to use some of my die cuts to create her page.
Our project for the day was learning about watercolor. I'm not much of a painter, but I did pick up on an interesting technique. You ink a stamp with water soluble ink, spritz it with water, stamp it onto the paper and then heat set it (use a blow dryer). It comes out looking like watercolor.
Here are more images I made with this technique.
Thanks for reading about my art class. I hope you are making some neat things too!