Thursday 3 May 2012

Cuttlebug Masterclass photos and Saturday Workshop News

Well we didn't let the weather put us off on Wednesday and we all had fun with tried and tested cutting and embossing techniques along with a few new twists.  There is not a step by step guide as such this month, there is a useful guide to setting up your Cuttlebug "sandwiches" or "stacks" for the various different dies and techniques used on Wednesday. Click here or on the sidebar.

Aperture card using Nestabilities
Embossing modelled by a shy and retiring crafter!
Embossing and sanding textured card
Our first Saturday workshop for this year is only just around the corner. We have a new venue - the Scout Hut in Ashtead. Click here for a map if you are not sure where it is. The workshop will run 10am - 4pm (full day) or 10am - 1pm or 1pm - 4pm (half day). We will be creating altered art items (see below). Techniques will include acrylic painting, texture techniques, stamping on tissue, creating embellishments, alcohol inks and Stampbord. 
Altered canvas and frame with altered mint tin

Altered notebooks using alcohol inks and Stampbord

If you have any items you wish to alter then please bring them along, otherwise we will have a selection of photo frames, mirrors, canvases, tins, notebooks etc. for you to purchase and personalise. We will have available a range of rubber stamps and dies to cut out embellishments, but if you have a specific theme in mind please bring along any stamps or embellishments of your own eg shells, washers, nuts etc. You may also like to bring an apron! The workshop cost for members will be £6 for half a day and £10 for a full day. Non members will be £7 half day and £12 full day. Items for altering will be an extra cost on top of that, depending what you choose to alter. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. If you wish to bring your own packed lunch you may, but we can arrange to order sandwiches etc. from a local cafe, as we have done at previous workshops.

We will also be getting ready for Village Day at this workshop. You may decide to sell your artistic creations on the stall. If so please make sure you clearly label your items, so we can allocate your money to you when your masterpiece sells! We plan to make sweet filled gift boxes to sell on the stall too. Profits from these will go to the Club, but if you feel you can spare a few minutes helping out with these then that would be great.

We will need to know numbers for the workshop in advance, so please confirm by replying to the email I sent you if you wish to attend.

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