Thursday, August 7, 2014

Encaustic Trading Cards Craft Party

 Last night we had fun making a mess doing encaustics!  We have done this class before but this time we made 5 mini collages so that people could have more experimentation in design and technique. Margaret Hluch showed us the basics of encaustics and we got right to it!
 We also got to incorporate photo transfers into the collages.  We transferred onto various fabrics & papers.

 This class was so much fun as you can see by the piles of materials!

 The finished pieces!  Take a look- they all turned out great!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Wet Felting Fun for Parent & Child Craft Party!

 We had our first ever parent & child craft party!  Kim Grinev taught the Wet Felting Fun class yesterday.  Luckily the rain held off and we were able to do it in the garden!  You could not ask for a more beautiful setting for a class!
 Kim brought a large stash of beautifully dyed wool fleece for everyone to choose from.  First they learned how to create a piece of wool felt using warm soapy water and agitation.

 Sushi mats were used to create the agitation that was needed to get the wool to felt. Here they are rolling their pieces!

 In such a gorgeous setting it was hard to resist playing in the water garden!

 Next Kim taught everyone how to felt soap.  This was a lot of fun & even I joined in! The students all made several bars of the felted soap.

Here are the finished creations! So colorful and so much fun!