Well I attended a lovelly workshop today at Kempton, a small country town about 45mins from Hobart. It was a Helen Stubbings workshop with colouring techniques. It was a very relaxing but informative class. You dont expect colouring in to be too taxing do you??? Well I have been drawing for quite a few years and I still learnt a few different technique. Helen is a wonderful teacher, if you get the chance to do any of her classes you wont be sorry. Helen has her own varied techniques and a wealth of knowledge on products and tools.
|Helen showing some detail work|
|Firstly I coloured in the leaves and add medium and left it to dry,|
|This is my work I still have to do the stitching around the petals and leaves.|
I used the Derwent Inktense pencils so mine is a bit brighter than some of the others. Every one used a variety on pencils from Artist to student pencils, any can be used but quality pencils are softer and give better results. I also found that using the Folkart Fabric Medium instead of Jo Sonja textile medium made the end result a lot softer and less plastic in the finish. Folkart medium does bleed slightly so testing on fabric first is a good idea but I used it on 100% cotton and it was okay . I was pleased with the results.
Here are some of the other ladies daisies....
It is lovelly to see so many different colours and the results were a rainbow of choice.
So being an adult and colouring in is definitely okay with me, have a go you just might enjoy yourself :-)
Hope you enjoyed your day