Tuesday, 18 June 2013

My first workshop - It was a success :)

I was really pleased with how the workshop went today, what a great start :)  I had some very good feedback, everyone left with a new skill and had a good time.  I learned a lot too like maybe I should start even smaller as in what I teach.  I think using tools like blades may be a jump a little too quickly.  I think learning about the rubber and what it feels like under manipulation with different tools is more important than I thought.  Perhaps patterned stamps for backgrounds on cards would be good.

All set up and ready to start...

The ever ready salesperson with Ink for sale, ha ha...

Next time I think I will use tools that you could perhaps find around the house.  Then with these, show what patterns can be achieved. 

This could get addictive and I loved the social aspect of the workshop too. 

Everyone went home with some gift wrap and their very own stamp that was mounted on their own oak block.  I was told that I was very organised and I think it went well for that reason as everyone had achieved there goal by the time we finished the lesson plan.  Wooop!


Some beautiful seed heads, a great first carve image to try...

Poppy

Happy balloon image for party bags...
And here is a few of the finished articles that people took home with them :) 

Beautiful butterfly, for first time carvers I was really impressed...

A beautiful portrait of two grand daughters :)  What a brave first attempt, but didn't she do very well.

A very pleased student, such a beautiful contemporary seed head with her own leaf design added for that touch of creative personality.



I love this flutterby, very good capture of the butterfly's flying by.





A veined flower, very contemporary feel to the everyday flower.  It made great packaging too.  She used sea blue and silver on her gift wrap.

4 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks like it was a really great day for everyone. All the creations are great, but I particularly like the portrait one - what a wonderful idea.
    Can't wait to have a go myself ;)

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  2. Wow they did really well .Looked like they all ahd a fabulous time but then they did have a great tutor .TX

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  3. Hello from the Highlands, I've just found your blog from your youtube video. All your handcarved stamps are absolutely beautiful. I wonder if you can share where you buy your carving rubber...it's so hard to buy in the UK. Thanks

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I design my own stamps to sell and craft with, however if you have your own design that you would like turned into a stamp I can do that for you. I have many stamps done to order and there are portfolio's for you to view.

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