Yesterday as you all know I went to a Claudine Hellmuth workshop at AFTH. It was a wonderful day apart from the fact that my friend Ann Briggs should have been there with me but I expect you know that she is in hospital. I heard today that she is now starting to improve and we all hope she makes a full recovery soon.
We began the day by watching Claudine demonstrating background techniques on an 8x8 canvas using book pages, torn music sheets, maps and old phone book pages, paints, gel medium and a resist technique using vaseline. We then had a play ourselves on our box canvas, on an 8x8 mountboard sheet and sticky back canvas. In the afternoon we learnt various transfer techniques. We were all provided with a printed book detailing all the techniques we had learnt. It was really relaxing as there was no pressure to make anything and so we just played but actually produced something in the end, see my photos.
Dyan, bezzie Sue and Dy's girlies put on a great lunch and also provided a coffee and crumpet breakfast. Bezzie Sue did a great job by continually replenishing all the paints, papers, gel medium etc, etc. that we required. A good day was had by all and now I am looking forward to the next one with Dina Wakely.