Monday, 24 August 2015
Something Else I Did at the Weekend
Whilst on Saturday, we made a clock. On Sunday, it was a book cover. Again using a laser cut board kit. This time from Neelz Expressions. Now mine isn't up to the standard of everyone else nor is it the complete class which Mark taught. As I mentioned, I had to leave half way through the workshop, so had to finish it off back home. Those who take the class in full, will walk away with extra techniques and two book covers, front & back.
However, in just the first half, I think I learnt a million techniques and was again crafting faster than I ever have, cramming in as much as I could before I left. More cutting, gluing, painting, glazing, dripping, texturising, rusting and a rather cool and effective transfer technique. Yup, that rather gorgeous image of cogs started life as a black and white photocopy, which was transferred to the backing board. The most successful one I've ever managed. My tip? Glue, then take on a train for three hours to dry. Leave overnight in the bag you took it home in, then peel away to reveal the image.
And if you fancy making a better job of it than me? Take the whole day's class :D