Sunday, January 25, 2009

condensed 2009 cha report

I was fortunate to have been chosen to attend the 2009 CHA (Craft and Hobbies Association) Convention for January 2009 by Deborah Sandoval of Blended Palette Boutique this year . . . I was also fortunate to have been able to attend in workshops . . . the first one was with Patti Brady, talented author of Rethinking Acrylics: Radical Solutions for Exploiting The World's Most Versatile Medium . . . Among other skills . . . she taught us how to use the new Golden Paints Digital Grounds . . . the directions which are online . . .

The first scan is of a inkjet print onto the prepared Digital Grounds . . . I love the way it was simple to "trim" the transparency using a brush dipped in water rubbing gently on the areas I wished to remove . . . I added color to the back of the transparency with acrylic paint on the evening gown . . .
The second scan is the transparency on a colored and textured background . . .

What a thrill it was to be able to take a workshop with the famous and talented "Polymer Princess" Lisa Pavelka, author of the book Polymer Extravaganza and the successful DVD Polymer Clay Treasures . . . this complicated-looking brooch was amazingly easy to do . . . Lisa has also introduced a new line of her own line of products through JHB . . This adorable door hanger was a Make It Take It at the EK Success booth . . .

This elaborate looking earring by Jolee's Jewels was an amazingly quick and easy Make It Take It . . .


We totally had so much fun at Suze Weinberg's THE QUEEN BEE Hot Wax Stylus class . . . she kept us laughing all the time!!! It was to our delight that what appeared to be a complicated technique was totally fun and playful!!



Suze generously gave me permission to post our picture from her workshop on her blog to my blog . . . that's me peeking over her shoulder to the right of Suze . . .

I am SO looking forward to tomorrow for more of CHA!!!!!! LOL!!!!

1 comment:

Jan Hoefler said...

HOW FUN! You lucky, lucky girl!!!!
Great job on the projects as well!