Sunday, 28 February 2016

Wanderlust 2016 ( #wanderlustclass)

I was lucky enough to get this year long class for my christmas present and I have been learning and creating ever since.

You can still join in, and here's the link to Everything Art.  Wanderlust 2016 is a fab class and has nearly 1500 members to-date.

(It is run by Katarzyna Krzyminska and Jamie Avery who take turns with other designers to create lessons and share knowledge on even the most simple things like paintbrushes and there purposes, because I never took art at school this is knowledge I'm sadly lacking in and love what I'm learning. They also own The Artist Trading Post.)

 Week 1 was creating a page in our Wanderlust Book, I followed Kasia's techniques to create a page with a word that describes how I was feeling, loved the fingers in the paint technique. I amy have overworked it a bit, but its all part of the learning.

Aside from the main course we also had a mini zentangle lesson with Beckah Krahula which I have dabbled in before, not too successfully, but learnt lots and created these. I even tried making my own tangles and will be exploring this further as Week 6 is a full lesson by Beckah.

Week 3 Another Kasia lesson on composition, I absolutely loved this lesson and learnt so much, here are a couple of photos showing the stages of my creation, using Kasia's techniques

Week 2 was the fantabulous Kate Crane and I have spent ages on this and its still not finished, but thought I would share the stages so far

journal pages created, tried to use different colours from Kate and it becomes a bit experimental in places, but I persevered and think it will all come together in the end.

decided to fill with stampotique stamps, started by using a lot of background stamps on the inserts and am then working on filling them with the right stampotique characters, and this is where I'm at, some pages nearly done, just need some words, on others I have lots of work to do. Loved loved loved this lesson, might be because I love love love Kate Crane.

Cover pictures, followed Kate's technique and then added my own spin

and open pictures, showing some of the added pages with a less busy background, but that wont last. Ha Ha Ha.

So this is what I have been doing this year so far, and of course I've been doing a little bit of purchasing of essential goodies as well, this Monday is going to be tough though, as Stampotique are releasing new stamps.

Sorry its photo heavy but I had a request to put this on my blog and I have, which is a miracle in itself.

Please add a comment as I love to hear what people think of my art.


Darcy UK said...

Great pages, love the zentange one. I spent forever on my Kate Crane book too. i loved the final thing but wow it took forever. No idea what I will use it for lol.

Bryan Evans said...

Fab creations