Ken Oliver Class at Paper Dreams

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Paper Dreams Store, Kennesaw, Georgia

This weekend I had the privilege of attending a Color Burst Technique class by none other than the inventor himself, Ken Oliver of Ken Oliver Crafts!  What a treat!

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Ken is a great teacher, personable and approachable.  He shares a real time view of what he is doing on a tv so you can see exactly how he performs a technique.  He also moves around the class offering tips and looking over everyone’s progress.

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Paper Dreams Store in Kennesaw, Georgia

The class was held at Paper Dreams in Kennesaw, Georgia.  Paper Dreams is a lovely store with a nice selection of paper, stamps and supplies.  They emphasize classes with a busy schedule and plenty of various activities in which to participate. The owner, Stephanie is helpful and knowledgeable.

Even my Mom attended class!  85 years old and still crafting!!!

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Pay at visit to Stephanie and the other ladies at Paper Dreams  and look through the goodies or take a class.  You’ll be glad you did!

 

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Sweet Collage Bird by Miriam Elder

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Shared with permission from Miriam Elder

Don’t you just love this collage bird!  He looks as if he could just hop off the page!

Created by Miriam Elder (from Scotland originally but now residing in England), this piece was crafted with lots of interesting layers.  The canvas base is sheet music overlaid with colored tissue paper that bled as she glued it down.  Miriam used PVA Glue which did a great job of keeping everything from wrinkling as she glued down the layers.

She traced the bird shape (using an original photo as a guide) and then filled it in with collage materials, in this case, torn and cut magazine pages.  When the bird shape is applied over the background, it all comes together as a beautiful piece of art! Thanks to Miriam for sharing this with us!

Does this give you some ideas and inspiration?  Maybe I need to look over those old magazines before I throw them out……

 

LINDY’S MAGICALS

I’ve seen a lot about Lindy’s Magicals lately. Magicals are powdered, dye based pigments that come in flat (matte) or shimmer.

These powders are highly concentrated and are used with another medium such as water or transparent gel medium. Their site states to use them with a transparent medium since an opaque medium greatly diminishes the visibility of the Magicals.

Lindy’s Gang also has coordinated sprays (used in the tag below).

These powders and sprays are a mixed media artist’s dream!

https://www.lindysgang.com/

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