Distress Ink, distress paint, Distress Stain, Dyan Reaveley, Dylusions Ink Spray, Gesso, Kelly Purkey, Perfect Pearls, Ranger, Stencils, The Crafter's Workshop, Tim Holtz, tissue wrap
This past weekend, The Paperie hosted Kelly Purkey and we all had an awesome time!
Krista and I were lucky enough to share the teaching floor with her and do classes so there were lots of different styles and projects for participants to make. Kelly taught a LO class, plus a mini album from scratch. Krista did a completed Dear Lizzy Daybook mini and I did a tag technique workshop. Since I don’t have any pictures on LO’s or in albums yet, I’ll show you the tags I taught and be back another time with the other goodies!
First of all we played with Dylusions Ink Spray and gesso, plus the Tim Holtz Easter Blueprints stamps (CMS144):
I love the texture the gesso provides!
Then we used Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls powder to make a great background that we layered with the Vintage Things Blueprints set (CMS152):
Hello, Perfect Pearls and silver gel pen:
We did a soft background using Distress Stains, the Sewing Room Sizzix Bigz die, and some tissue wrap:
Love the dimension the tissue wrap adds:
Finally, we all played with the brand new Distress Paints! We marbleized, stenciled, and painted:
And added some amazing mirrored sheet letters to finish it off! Unfortunately, I only have this one cell phone picture of this tag but I’ll update with better pics tomorrow when I get my tag back.
It was a bit hairy at the end of class, trying to get them all done but all in all, I think we pulled it off and everyone liked their tags – whew! Plus, they all got to take home a new Distress Paint and a 6×6 Crafter’s Workshop stencil of their choice, pretty sweet!
The weekend as a whole, starting Friday night with a wine & cheese, leading into classes all day Saturday and then a crop, ending with another full class day on Sunday, was fabulous! I think everyone was pretty tired by the time it finished but it was worth every moment. Plus, we got to get a jumping picture with Kelly at Signal Hill in front of Cabot Tower – the icing on top of a very good weekend, even if we did freeze our faces off to get it!
tanya purchase said:
looks like you all had a great time and produced some lovely things – wish I wasn’t in a cast – I would have came
We did have a great time – would have loved to have seen you, even in a cast! You should have dropped by!
Great weekend with Kelly Purkey and a great post Sara. And Krista, I almost have my book finished and its looking great!
That’s awesome Gail! I can’t wait to see it!
That jumping pic is the best. Mind if I snag a copy for myself? I know I’m not in it but some of my all time favorite people are – makes me happy just to look at it!
Thanks Cathie – it turned out amazingly well especially since it was icy cold up there! I sent you a copy!
Got it! Thanks.
Great, you’re welcome!
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Sara posted a great re-cap of our very busy, fun and creative weekend with Kelly Purkey! Check out her blog and check out Instagram/Twitter with the hashtag #KPNL for pictures and tweets from our weekend 🙂