Monday, May 1, 2017
Doris Arndt's class
In early April I went for four days to Art and Soul, a mixed media retreat, in Portland, Oregon. This is one of the two pieces I did in the first class, taught by Doris Arndt. Doris was actually teaching for someone else who withdrew, so thanks to Doris for filling in.
The project was mixed media beach houses, but I don't think anyone in the class made beach houses. In this one, I made a butterfly house, but the house is playing rather a bit part. The things I like about this piece are the delicate colors and, of course, the cat eyeing the butterflies. This was a fun class, well taught, and increased my appreciation of scrapbook papers which I've seldom used.
I learned that Mod Podge is a good substitute for matte gel medium and that using it with a chip brush was gentle enough to smooth even the tissue paper without tearing it.
The other piece I made was of houses in the forest, but I didn't like it much.