1/9/13

Cuff -n- Stuff

So I should tell y'all I'm teaching at Art-n-Soul in Virginia Beach this April.

We'll be using new and old tins to make cuffs and rings. 
 I wanna show how easy it is to cut and sand a shape without even measuring, and to use a hammer on wood or an old book to give the tin an awesome texture.
To sand it every which way to make the piece look aged NOT sanded and combine that with oxidizer you slap on with an old brush,

 Then pick a SUBTLE array of ephemera and a touch of gold leaf to get a sophisticated, sexy bit of eyecandy that won't be cheesy and will look just insanely awesome. Plus I'll throw in more techniques, time allowing, like embossing powder with stamps or maybe even wacky deco sauce!

 You can learn more about the retreat here.

9 comments:

Sparrow said...

I can't imagine what a wake-up it'll be for so many people, to have a class with you full of life and abandon and throwing things around. It would be awesome.

martinisfor2 said...

Congrats on your retreat workshop! What an amazing experience that will be for all! Love your cuff idea...it will be a huge hit.

Jackie said...

Oh I'm so bummed, here I am in Virginia and don't think I'll be able to make it. When you first mentioned teaching at Art & Soul I was so excited and I think I even told you I would definately be there. I was jumping up and down thrilled to meet and learn from you.

Well it seems that life had other plans for me. I've been flying under the radar since last August when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. :( Yeppers, both ta-tas tried to kill me... I've since lost both breasts to this horrid disease and still being treated.

Ladies PLEASE BE SURE TO GET YOUR MAMMOGRAMS!!

Jackie xoxo

Jackie said...

PS... You ladies better get yourself signed up quickly. This opportunity is going to be so awesomesauce!!

...Jackie xoxo

Gardanne said...

I agree Sparrow. Congratulations Fanci, you will be great. I would love to be a fly on the wall and see the jaw dropping expressions of your students.

Beatnheart said...

A sexy come on and tease to get us to oh so want to attend that retreat and be breathing the same air and sharing the same ground as our goddess would be yes! like a dream come true...now if i could sell like a bunch o stuff than perhaps this dream could become a reality so favorite me like crazy will ya...
Virgin a beach is on the other side of this old country damn...Is any one going so far? roomate wanted??
anyone? Buelller?

Beatnheart said...

Here are my feelings...

I am waiting for the retreat that has Marina,Prisicilla,
Pipnmolly, anvilA, numinosity Kim , Tribalis, scorched earth,shipwreck, Sparrow, my new love interest, Rey of greybirdstudio...I know i’m missing a few...sorry...respect....
Then it would be worth the great deal of bucks it would take me to get to wherever and hotel and retreat etc.etc. you with me?
I’m planting seeds for this to happen...somehow we all have got to get together and meet and learn from each other and just see one another in the flesh.

Alkyoni Pap. said...

Man, I wish I could come but I live in Greece. Oh well... I'm sure it will be a great success.

HenrietteWhiteJewelry said...

You are an amazing artist! I've been following your blog for a while and am a huge fan! So wish I could come and experience your doings and makings first hand! Do not forget to spoil us by showing the results afterwards!