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Monday, May 10, 2010

My Garden Party Workshop

What do you get when you cross a garden party with altered art?  One of my Altered Artworks workshops, of course!  Last week, four crafty women came over in desperate need of creative therapy.  And that's exactly what they got--three hours of schmoozing with old and new friends, delicious snacks, and most of all, uninterrupted art time. 

From my vast array of scrapbook paper, metal charms, chipboard, brads, buttons, ribbon, and many other embellishments, each participant selected her own combination of colors and textures, creating a beautiful (and useful) garden pail as unique as the individual who made it. 

So, instead of showing you my artwork, I thought this time I would share theirs:

Gotta love this fun, bold print!

Catch the sparkling chipboard butterfly!

Birds, trees & a ladybug--check!

Love the birdcage print with its strong brown & green colors!

After decoupaging (did someone say "pass the modge"?) and embellishing were complete, the garden pails were filled with soil peats, a small terra cotta pot (which they painted), flower & vegetable seed packets, planting instructions and a shiny red pail. 

Although these pails make great gifts, I think my friends were going to keep their artwork for themselves!

3 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon...relaxing and being creative. I have to admit, I did end up keeping my garden pail. Thank you, Doreen...I'm looking forward to the next workshop!

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  2. Love these Doreen! They are so cute!

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  3. Thanks, Amy! Next time you're in the Los Angeles area, would love for you to join us!

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