Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Halloween thrills with Tando Supplies - Brenda

Hi Everyone. 
As it's an Anything Goes week I thought I would pop in with a project and some photos of a class I taught recently at Country View Crafts using lots of Tando greyboard embellishments and their fabulous media boards.

This was my sample, a Halloween Triptych with three media boards held together with a back panel and lots of grungy techniques and images.

Several people had said they would love to do the project but were not fans of Halloween so I made a nature inspired autumnal board to use as inspiration fo those who wanted to mix it up a bit.

I took a stamp platform with me to show how to get clear stamped words on textured paper.

We had a fabulous group of ladies join us - some who had been to my workshops before and some new to CVC.

As always there were moments of fun and laughter .....

... and some of focussed concentration.

It was not long before people were designing their boards and choosing the fabulous chipboards from Tando to add to their projects.

Then we started to see different colour combinations ......

.... and the different compositions shine through.

We also saw how the DecoArt media paints and metallic lustres could combine to create some fabulous effects .....

... and how some splattering added another dimension.

You can see the mix of flowers and leaves, combined with cobwebs and spiders worked well for the Autumn boards ......

.... and how the skulls, cogs and bats could be added into the mix for the Halloween designs.

It's when all of this design and composition work is happening that I start to get excited to see how my original ideas and the techniques I used on my project get applied in different ways to create some really fabulous and unique work.

Each set of three boards were individual and personal to each participant as I encouraged them to follow their own muse and instincts putting their own personal stamp on their work.

Once the boards had come together and people were happy with the stories they were telling, we spent time on the finishing details ......

.... and everyone's projects together looked amazing. 
What do you think?

 The raven and the pumpkin are not chipboards but were created using stamps and embossing powders - they added some great textures to the pieces.

Thanks for taking time to scroll through and see the finished projects.

hugs Brenda xxx


Jane said...

WOW Brenda what lovely boards your ladies' made, so many different interpretations of your wonderful originals. Great work!xxx

butterfly said...

Love the layered look of these boards -so cool to get all that dimension with the added elements. And how nice for your participants to have the choice between Halloween and pure Autumn. Great to see all the variations lined up.
Alison x