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Thursday, 6 February 2014

A weekend with Hels part 1

Hi there lovelies! I do hope you're okay - I'm feeling good and ready to face the supermarket - its shopping day today and off to the dreaded shops we must go! Wish me luck!

Before you disappear though please look at my fabby make from Hels workshop up in Middlesborough last weekend - this is what I made on the Saturday:



The canvas is A4 in size - the flowers are made using the tattered florals dies - the regular and the grandiflora  - it really is a big flower. Here's how we made it :


I started off with a blank canvas and 4 6x6 pieces of TH papers in neutral colours- and a half sheet of TH paper in dark colours. We started by randomly cutting the papers up and sticking them to the canvas. The dark sheet was kept until last. After having done this I swiped the whole surface with cream acrylic paint then dried and applied glue and seal in a layer and allowed to dry.


Next was the time to add embossing paste through stencils followed by using the magic pencil to highlight the edges of the the paper blocks. 


After that I did some random stamping using black archival ink - then it was time for lunch.
In the afternoon we started to make the flowers - we had 6 of the large flowers from the tattered florals and 4 of the large flowers from the grande tattered florals. We used a technique for the 6 petaled flower that is highlighted on Hels blog - here.

After that is was a case of colouring the flowers which was done by spraying them first with black dylusions then adding chosen colour of cosmic shimmer mist sprays. I used something like firefly (?) and also antique gold.  Then we sprayed lightly across the canvas then set about colouring in all the other goodies using distress inks, treasure gold and more sprays. Then assembling all the bits and bobs onto the canvas.


Here we all are with our pieces:


I hope you enjoyed seeing what we made and how we made it - I'll do Sundays make tomorrow! I'm not entering any challenges with this piece as its not my original design!

Big Hugs to you! Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again soon! Hugs Rachel xx






26 comments:

  1. It's fab Rachel and those roses are lush. Great photo and I spy one tiny lab in the background I think.

    B x

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    1. thats Monty - Jean Hardy's dog - very cute xx

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  2. WOW! This is stunning Rachel and it sounds like it was great fun to make. I especially love those flowers, the colours are wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

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  3. Fabulous Rachel a lot of work and love has gone into it and it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Susan xx

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  4. Gorgeous project! It was such fun to make to!! Love the colours xx

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  5. This is fab Rachel, looks like you had a great time!
    hugs Jo x

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  6. Brilliant Rachel, I adore it

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  7. What a stunning project Rachel, you've really done justice to the design. The flowers alone are gorgeous! Good luck with the shopping xx

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  8. What a wonderful Art project Rachel. I hope it is adorning your wall or somewhere that it will be seen by everyone. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  9. A stunning project Rachel, hope you have in pride of place somewhere. I love the tattered florals and the way they've been coloured.

    Sue xx

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  10. This is a stunning project Rachel. the Florals are gorgeous. Oh you are clever. Marlene

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  11. Hi there Rachel, I think this is really fab. I love all the different aspects of it and the roses are lovely. Hope you got all that shopping done, a very dull job, except when it's craft shopping - that's different of course lol !! Hugs Jennifer xx

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  12. How clever were you taking step by step photos! Why didn't I think of that - well probably because I forgot my camera..... I still like yours better than mine, your flowers are gorgeous! Anne xxx

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  13. Hi sweetie this is perfect, hugs Pops x x

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  14. This is fabulous Rachel, your flowers are gorgeous - it sounds like a really fun weekend.
    Pauline
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  15. Oh Rachel this is a stunning project, what a wonderful design and the flowers are ao beautiful, I love their colours, they look so burnished. Well done, hugs Kate x

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  16. Absolutely stunning love how you assembled the background and the flowers are gorgeous might have a go at this idea
    Carol x

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  17. This looks wonderful Rachel - I'm sure it was a fab workshop. Love the flowers - even before they were coloured. Nicola x

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  18. This looks fabulous Rachel. Glad you had a great time. x

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  19. Fabulous canvas Rachel, thanks for the step by step photos.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  20. Wow Rachel, incredibly beautiful and the roses are lovely!

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  21. Looks like you had a load of fun with this great project. Hazel x

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  22. Oh wow, Rachel, it's beautiful. I am so happy you had a lovely time, one of these days I will be mobile enough to get myself to one of Hels classes, just don't know when lol! xx

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  23. This is a gorgeous project Rachel and sounds like you had a fab time creating it.
    Mags
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