But there are several pros to doing workshops online (as long as you don't feel the urge to be part of the hype and among those who are the first to try and show the actual styles and techniques) - one I especially appreciate is that you can do them at your own pace and also use different materials or simply adapt techniques you learn to your own work (which isn't something you manage to do in a live class).
[edit - you can buy and download his workshop by clicking HERE. ]
I learned some really awesome techniques watching Seth Apter do "his thing". Seth - being a recognized artist - definitely knows what he is doing and it is such a joy to listen to him and his ways of explaining art and how to approach it.
And as I recently managed to get me some of his (also older) dies and stamps I decided to finally jump right in and play around.
And this is the result after several days of playing with paint, mono printing technques and arranging pieces:
There isn't much to explain - as that would mean giving away workshop content - but I can tell you what I used to create my mixed media board:
I used DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paints, Viva Decor Rusty Paper and Patina, DecoArt Dazzling Metallics paint, DecoArt media black Gesso, dark brown and black archival stamping inks, a Kaisercraft stamp, Seth Apter stamps and Spellbinders dies and matte Decou-page.
The squares I used were blanks to make your own "pairs" game (or "Memory" as it is called in German).
Some close ups:
and once more the finished project:
and my desk as it has been looking during the last days....
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are all doing fine!
Hugs and happy crafting,