January 24, 2010

CHA SUPERSHOW proves to be "supershow"

This weekend was the first CHA supershow opened to the public. So Friday when the doors opened I hit the floor running @ the Anaheim Convention Center. So many great and fun make & takes, at unbelievable prices . What a fun opportunity to learn to use different media's and techniques. I dabbled in batiking (used melted wax to form my picture and then colored it in with watercolors) so much fun, did some decoupaging with a new product I had never tried before, Decopatch. The papers are imported from France, specifically for the art of decoupage and are simply beautiful. Sat for probably an hour or more and made a wonderful bangle bracelet with this very interesting artist that explained the entire history of henna tattoos, and then turned us on to this amazing product called Inka Gold which I am sure you will be seeing on some of my altered projects or layouts very soon. A new product that I had been wanting to get is Mudd Puddles, it is a product that is applied with a spatula and then when dried it actually looks like sand. Comes in tons of wonderful colors. Just something new to get my hands dirty ( I mean sandy) with. And well...... what would an Expo be without me buying some more paper. So the paper of my choice this weekend was G45 new lines of Le Romantique, On the Boardwalk, and The Proper Gentleman.... There isn't much you have to do with these papers, they are beautiful, timeless, and a piece of art in it's self. Can't wait to use them.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Hi Toni
I'm so pleased you're going to join us on 'Dress Up' can't wait to see what you come up with! and now you can justify the cigar box purchase! You have some lovely creations on your Blog. Margaret

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.