Wednesday, 30 July 2014

GoGo Getaway - Aquarelle Adventures...

Hi Everyone!

I went on a mini retreat with my lovely crafty friend Niki to Wanborough (near Swindon) with GoGo Getaway last month. It was called Aquarelle Adventures and as the name suggests was based around watercolours and painting! Not my normal style but I do like to try new techniques and GoGo are great for this. We did 3 x layouts, a mini album and box and for all of them used the lovely Prima 'Free Spirit' range of papers and embellishments.

This was our first class with Sam Ball, a double layout featuring one large photos and a couple of small ones. We had fun adding paint using a dry brush, an old credit card and paint tube lids...brought out the messy child in you!

We added some subtle stamping using a Prima floral stamp and light gray ink..

Our next class was with the lovely Sheena Rowland and we made a fabby mini album with lots of lift up flaps and hidden journaling...

And the box that we decorated to hold the mini album (it started off life as the watercolour paint set that we received!)...

Next on the agenda was another Sam Ball class featuring another double layout. We had to mix the colours for the background as we went so that it created a graduated wash of complementary colours. 

We had to splatter paint as well, and add embossing powder to artist medium to create the glossy bumps. 

Sheena was back with a single layout class, we used a Heidi Swapp stencil to cut out sunrays from a piece of white card. This then went over the painted background to create a lovely colourful sunburst.

We added rock salt once we had painted to add a different texture to some of the painted rays.

And we couldn't finish off without making a card...

We added some stamped flowers...

And some watercoloured panels...

Another fab weekend from Janice and Lorraine at GoGo! Looking forward to the next retreat for more fab classes :-) 

Thanks for looking!
Kirei x

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