Studio Home Dimensions!
I'm back from my certification and I'm so excited about everything I learned!!
I had a fabulous time seeing my friend Charlie at Certification and my friend Nancy drove up from Tampa to have dinner with me the first night I was there - I haven't seen her in 8 years and it was great to catch up.
So what is Studio Home Dimensions you ask? (and even if you didn't - I'm so exctied about it I'm gonna tell you anyway)!LOL
Donna Dewberry and Sculpey Clay have teamed up and created Studio Home Dimensions. I hear that it is available right now at JoAnn super stores and AC Moore stores - two stores that are not anywhere near where I live unfortunately. They are scheduled to be at the other craft stores (Hobby Lobby and Michaels soon) - if you are curious about this new product or if you like to play with clay ask those stores if they have the products, and if they don't ask them when are going to get them!!
I'm all about tools! When I scrapbook I like to have all the latest and greatest tools. When I paint, I have to have all my colors and different brushes, and now when I create with Studio Clay I have all the greatest tools right there to help me design and create so awesome stuff! I've included pictures of some of those things below!
(creator of One Stroke Painting)
You can click on her picture and it will take you to her website.
The Studio Home Dimensions certification was a three day course that was packed with lots of information and lots of creativity! It's always incredible to learn techniques from masters like Donna and Iris and Amy from Polyform. They taught us non-clay people how to create some incredible ART pieces.
We learned how to make flowers of all kinds and this is the flower (paper mache) box that we created in class.
This is mine ~ it amazes me and I've spent a long time just looking at it cause I'm shocked that I created it!
We created this awesome Thistle piece that looked daunting at first but just like One Stroke Painting ~ when it's broken down into manageable steps it all makes sense and comes together in the end looking gorgeous!
This is my favorite thing that we learned how to do - leaves! Totally my style from the colors to the design to just about everything!
We antiqued it fauxed the frame with paint.
This is the votive that we made.
It's got textured clay on it with cutouts and leaves on top. Again, we antiqued it with a white wash and after seeing it loaded on the computer have to say it looks so much better in person. The texture is incredible!
Here are the texture mats to texture the clay - too cool is all I can say. I don't know if I'll have a smooth piece of clay ever on anything because these tools are beyond incredible!
Some of the Studio Home Dimension
I absolutely LOVE all the packaging
of the Studio products too! So sleak and must I say it sexy.
and the clay - OMgoodness! The colors are incredible. The clay is so easy to work with and the possibilities are limitless!
Here are some of the things that were created by Donna and Amy and again ~ the frame is so totally my style and I can see making 100's of these!
It's always nice to come home and boy was I so excited that we got done early enough that I drove home Friday afternoon/evening and got to see my family and sleep in my own bed! I didn't sleep very well while gone and I really needed some good sleep. Of course, I came home to a very clean home - my hubby is the best - and the boys were all thrilled to have mom home. The doggies were excited to see me as well - my hubby said they moped around all week cause I wasn't here.
So, a scary thing kinda happened while in Fla. When Charlie, her husband and I were loading the car with our fun creations a bus hit the car door. The scary thing was that I was in the door loading stuff and it hit the edge of the door and pushed me in. I wasn't hurt or anything and didn't realize until the next day that my back was sore from it. I don't think the impact is what hurt it but more of the surprise reaction and the push forward into the car from the hit. Bad thing was the bus driver just kept driving like nothing happened and the hotel couldn't/didn't do anything about it. I'm pretty sore today - but I really think it's a combination of that scary event and the class from rolling out the clay.
Don't forget to leave me a comment to entry my giveaway. You can leave a comment on any of my posts from my Sunday, Jan. 20th to Feb. 13th to be entered to win. I'll do the drawing on February 14th and will draw names from all comments left during the time period I mentioned above - so the more posts you comment on the more you are entered.
My giveaway item -
my handpainted strawberry tray.
Click on the OWOH picture above to go to Lisa's Blog to see all the other incredible artists giveaway items.
It's not officially kicked off until Feb.1st so make sure to check back often to see the updates of participants.