Thursday, June 17, 2010

Patchwork Pandemonium

I took a class from Tim Holtz in Buffalo this past weekend. It was fabulous! He taught his very last class called Patchwork Pandemonium to 90 women in an empty store. It was fast paced, lively, and loads of fun. We used his Grunge Paper to try out all kinds of techniques with his Distress inks, crackle paints, paint dabbers, Distress Stickles, alcohol inks, etc. We just used the inks randomly, and when all the little pieces were done we put them together into a patchwork. Then we had fun attaching all kinds of metal findings, game pieces, buttons, etc. to the front of it. We finished it off with some stitching to tie in with the patchwork theme. This was a great introduction to many of Ranger's products, especially the Grunge Paper, which I had not yet tried.

The little buffalo tied on to the bottom of the piece was not part of the kit. But we took the class at Buffalo Stamps & Stuff, and the owner had these cute buffaloes made up, stamped with "Enjoy he Journey", Tim's signature saying. So I thought it only appropriate that the buffalo get added to my work. (The store owner even passed around buffalo cut-out cookies during the class. Yum!)

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