I just finished a live practice for my ornament making workshop. It was great!!
I am so excited, and I just HAD to share with you!!
Plus, as promised, stay to the end for my Ornament making video demo!
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I invited a few friends to be my "guinea pigs"! I was happily surprised that they all wanted to come :)
After a short visit, we went to work. We learned a little about alcohol inks. We experimented and experienced them by dripping on a tile and watching the effects. There were some pretty cool designs, but I made them wipe it all away! The students needed a clean tile to test the color of the ink they chose for their ornaments.
Next, I did a short demonstration for inking the ornaments. I gave them the option to work inside the glass ball, outside the ball, or both!
Then, they were off!
My students had stunning results!
As we went along, I realized I had forgotten to mention a few things -- like they could wear gloves! I didn't do everything perfectly, but, it all worked out anyway :)
Fun and fabulous results! What more could you ask for?
I only wish I had more photos!
At the end of the class, smiling ladies walked out the door carrying lovely, unique ornaments that they made themselves!
Mission accomplished! *Big Grin*
And, because I promised you in my last post...
Alcohol Ink Ornament Video Demo - the Extended Version
You can see one way to make these fabulous ornaments by watching my "extended edition" video demo, where I show you how I make an ornament, start to finish :) I call it extended because it took me 21 minutes to paint one glass ball ornament. You just never know...it can take 2 minutes, or it can take 21 minutes...
Ways you can get involved...
If you are in the Houston/Katy area, come out to Red Potato Market for one of my workshops! You can sign up online here. Overflow classes may be scheduled.
If not, you can still join in the fun! Watch the video, grab some supplies, and share the pics of your ornaments on my Facebook Page!
See you soon!
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