It's our last day... sooooo sad!!! But we're taking a class with Jan..... soooooo fun!!!!
Our class is called Art and Soul and we're working with one of Tim's configuration boxes. The project was supposed to be Heart and Soul, but the hearts that Jan ordered didn't get to her in time so we substituted Mary's paper mache torsos. And as it turned out, I think we all liked using the torsos more than we would have liked the hearts!!!
Some things just happen for a reason!
And then it was on to Jan's for fun and more shopping!!!
We had printed instructions that Jan made for us and we began the project step by step. But like any project we all work at a different pace and Jan had great patience with us all. We started by punching holes in our box covers so we could install the wheels and various other embellishments.
We took a break for lunch and you just couldn't stop some of us from shopping.
And then it was back to work.
Jan's husband Carl got home from work and started working on our dinner... what a treat!
This was the first time I had used the tapes and after a little practice with them I like them and would use them again.
Margaret took a different approach... I like it!!!
Rather than have her inside boxes with the openings facing out, she turned them around, painted them to match the outside of the box, and attached embellishments on them so they looked like drawers. How cool!!!
We tore the metal tape in pieces and then applied to the entire torso. After smoothing it down we used various items to create texture... like a tracing wheel, a pen, a piercing tool, and a credit card. When we were satisfied with the texture we created we used alcohol inks to color the torso. After coloring the torso we used steel wool on the torso. You could rub as little or as much as you wanted.
Carol did something different with her torso... only part of it was covered with the metal tape and the other part was covered with a napkin.
If you notice on the bottom of the box there is a metal plate, and each of us needed to come up with a 6 or 7 letter word to punch with a dymo that we slipped inside the plate. My word is 'petite' and Pea's word is 'sweet p'... so appropriate. I think Margaret's word was 'armoire'.
There would be more work to be done on our own. We did not finish the insides of our small boxes at Jan's ... that is to be completed at home. I'm glad because at this point I need to think about what I want to do with them.
And you can see on Margaret's below that our next steps were to embellish our torso with some of the items that Jan provided and to attach the slides across the top of the box.
The original project that Jan found on line showed using a circular slide from a viewfinder, but she couldn't find any of them.
Chef Carl is making us dinner... are we lucky or what??
Carl made chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and feta cheese, and if that wasn't enough, he also made pork tenderloins that were covered with coarse ground dijon mustard while they were cooked. It was all sooooo delicious!
Another successful Art Camp!!! And yes, we are doing it again. We may squeeze a CA Art camp in there, but I think we're all wanting to come back to WI again in 2013. It works for me!!!