Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fun in Class

My unplanned trip to VA Beach at the end of the week was a blur, and although it was sad to be attending a funeral, I am so grateful for the time I got to spend with friends and family. Funerals have a way of putting things into perspective.

I missed one of my Fred Mullet classes on Friday, but made it back in time for my Saturday class (just in the nick of time). I can't tell you how wonderful it was and how much I learned! Fred's theory is that it is boring to just stamp an image and emboss it in just one color because you are left with a flat picture. Instead, he had us combining various inks with opaque as well as transparent embossing powders to get a more dynamic effect. I will never look at embossing powders in the same way again! We then worked on watercolor techniques and color theory to complete the embossed images. I am still processing everything I learned.

The card above is one I made when he let us take the techniques he taught to create something of our own. I liked it enough that I matted it to be 5" x 7" in case I want to put it in a frame.

I will post one of the fish images we made in the class soon because you can see the various embossing powders and paints better with those images. I still have a class with him tomorrow night, and I can't wait!


Anne said...

Hi, Laura. Sorry for your loss. I'm glad you enjoyed your class. The piece you made is gorgeous and definitely worthy of framing.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Simple image but beautiful!! Can't wait to see what you do in Fred's class tonight! Q

Diana said...

Very beautiful, Laura. Your art is so awesome!