I hope you are all having a good Bank Holiday Weekend, despite the strange weather. We've had glorious sunshine but a really strong chilly wind which means that although you think it's t-shirt weather as soon as you step outdoors you dive back in for a cardigan.
Last Wednesday DD and I went to that the last Art Journalling workshop at The Stampman run by the lovely Janet and Michelle for Mums and daughters. We've thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, learnt loads and it's really helped the school holidays fly by. It's been nice to have a day put aside to do something together without interruptions and DD has thoroughly enjoyed herself. She amazes me at her confidence. I would have been terrified at doing something new with complete strangers at her age, although the ladies have been fantastic and so encouraging with her, I can't thank them enough.
This week we learnt how to do secret writing. The instructions were to write anything but keep turning the page round so that you wrote on top of each line. Mmmmm.... what to write..... I was totally amazed that when you started all this stuff just came out and because no one was ever going to read it, it was so much easier to write and get all sorts of things off your chest, extremely therapeutic.
We then painted over it. I have a feeling I shall be using this a lot in the future.
We made a border from a sheet of music that had been painted, stamped and cut up and then put Alice characters on to the page. I finished the title and wrote bits about the writing underneath around the page but in the same colour so that you can hardly see it when I got home.
DD did this page in the middle week. We learnt how to make interesting backgrounds with inks and stamps and then add an image, some hand drawn vines with stamped flowers and other bits and pieces. She's not added a title yet but I think she likes it as it is.
Well, thanks for stopping by and for those of you on the last week of the Summer hols enjoy your last few days.
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