Posts Tagged ‘Hobbycrafts NEC March 2012’

This is a shot of one of the 20 workshops that I taught over the last four days at the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC . Everyone had a fantastic time and really enjoyed getting to know about Pebeo products.  John Wright from Pebeo UK provided all the wonderful materials for free and the stand we were working on was hosted by Mark Tennant and his son Johnny from the Art Shop Skipton. We met hundreds of lovely people who were all very enthusiastic about the new Fantasy paints and I thoroughly enjoyed teaching everyone how to use them. The best bit is, we get to do it all over again at Art Materials Live in November. After I’ve had a long lie down in a darkened room for a couple of days I intend to put step by step project instructions on Creative Heaven for anyone who attended and those who didn’t.

Not a very attractive picture but my reality as I prepare to go to the Hobbycrafts show! I was once accused of being a messy crafter, I prefer to think of it as creative chaos. You never know when 2 disparate things laying next to or near each other spark off the next few ideas. Travelling south today when I get my act together.

Hi everyone. This week I will be teaching 5 FREE workshops a day at NEC (National Exhibition Centre) Birmingham for Pebeo UK. I’m busy making samples at the moment and here are a few pictures to show you how I’m doing.

I have painted these buttons with Pebeo Fantasy Prisme and Moon paint

The lovely Catherine was my assistant this morning and painted these acrylic fragments for me. We added a few star, hearts and some glitter as well.

I outlined a heart shape with Pebeo Cerne Relief and then filled the inside with Pebeo Fantasy Prisme.

I drew my outline with Pebeo Cerne Relief and filled the heart with Pebeo Prisme in two colours. I hadn’t made too good a job and it leaked out a bit so I went around it again to contain the leak!!

Catherine outlined the heart with Pebeo Cerne Relief and filed it with Pebeo Moon.

Catherine outlined this heart with Pebeo Cerne Relief and filled it with 2 colours of Pebeo Fantasy Moon.

For this little canvas board I scraped the Pebeo Studio Acrylic paint colours across the board with a palette knife, added Pebeo Deco Touch and finished it off with Gold Leaves.

Another little sample using Pebeo Studio Acrylic, Pebeo Deco Touch and some gold and silver leaves.

I love this little sample. I tried to make it look like a fantasy garden. I used Pebeo Studio Acrylic, Pebeo Deco Touch and silver leaves.

I used Pebeo Studio Acrylic with Pebeo Deco Touch and Gold Leaves. I used a palette knife to add some texture and added gold leaves to finish. I rubbed in the Touch with my finger around the edges to highlight the texture. The gold frame was created by applying dots of Touch and then I used a cocktail stick to drag the paint.

I had fun with this sample. I cut out some flowers with Funky Foam and stuck them to cardboard. I then printed these flowers with Gesso and scored them with a cocktail stick. I added Pebeo Touch Deco paint to add some interest to the flowers.

These flowers were printed with my homemade foam stamps and Pebeo Studio Acrylic and Pebeo Deco Touch. I also added some cabachons for a bit of glitz. I made the leaves by cutting a flower in half.

Well I haven’t a lot of spare time at the moment. This has taken all afternoon to load these shots but I thought you would all like to see what I am up to. If you can get to the NEC this week come and say HI and stop to play at one of the FREE workshops, the show is from Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th. Hope to see you there.
Love and light.

Sue x

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all the lovely people who are following my blog. 19 of you in the last month plus all my friends who check in via Facebook and friends and family who have followed me for a while now. WOW! I’ve been suffering with intense dental pain for the last week and whilst I’ve not done much else apart from try to sleep whilst propped upright on the sofa and read a bit, all your visits to my blog have kept me going and have given me something to focus on. I’m off to teach 5 free workshops a day at NEC ( National Exhibition Centre) Birmingham next week for 4 days for Pebeo UK and am really looking forward to it. If you are visiting the Hobbycrafts Show I will be on stand D06, pop along and say hello and come and play in the fantastic workshops. Will blog about it on my return. I’ll schedule my daily posts whilst I’m away, so keep coming back daily if you are a regular or chance visitor.  It means a tremendous amount to me that others are interested in my view of life and the things I love.

Love and light

Sue xx

These are all the lovely products I will be using in my workshops! I even got to choose the colours…. yes there is turquoise, shocking pink and purple included. If you have never tried Pebeo before don’t hesitate, their products are fabulous. Click on the photo for a better look.