Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sisters and Secrets

Went up to visit my sister for her birthday (well, actually two days later) and we had a blast as usual! We started the day by creating a collage from the series of video classes we are both taking called, 21 Secrets an Art Journal playground.  There are 21 different teachers all sharing their experience and secrets about drawing, painting and art journaling. The class we completed involved starting with a face from a magazine page and a collage from paper scraps. We then transform the page via painting, drawing, and stamping. Here are the befores and afters:
This is Stacie's before:

This is Stacie's after:

This is my before:

This is my after:

It was incredibly fun! 

We ended the day with art, too. We went to a class put on by The Muse on making fabric paper, which I actually knew how to do, but it was so much fun just playing again with a bunch of creative ladies. Stacie's friend and neighbor, Allison, taught the class and did a terrific job. The class was held at an awesome art studio in Frederick, MD. The woman who owns it is a fiber artist and her husband is a potter -- unbelievable house -- very artsy and well done, so it was an inspiring place to create.


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

That sounds like so much FUN! I love your journal creative!!!

stacie said...

It was a great creative day! Next time we'll have to have an art date at your house!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Wow Renee! Those are really awesome! Great picture of you two!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Look at you both....TWO PEAS in a pod....!!

I've NEVER done a collage myself but am INSPIRED by your befores & afters to give it a try....The process looks to be quite enjoyable....!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend Lovey....!

Tamarah :o)

DearHelenHartman said...

This is NO SECRET - You have a terrific blog! So glad I found it and am of to become a follower. Love the idea of the class and the results.

Allison said...

LOVE how the faces turned out! I can't wait to try it too!
And it was so great crafting with you at the class. I'm so happy you came and enjoyed it... your project was very cool... can't wait to see where it ends up!
Thanks for coming~...