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Summer Art Class

Summer Art Class

Despite the wind and rain in Kerry (cats and dogs I tell you!) it’s time for summer art class.

There was nothing else for it today, it lashed rain all day. Not what you expect for the first of August, but it was a perfect day for staying inside and getting the paints out.

Summer art class

This morning’s class was fun, Eva and Megan love art and are very sure of their colour choices. They were in the first kids class I taught four years ago, they still have the aprons we made!

Summer art class

We used 20 x 5″ stretched canvases, and introduced some new products such as heavy body acrylics, Mod Podge and Gelatos. If you’ve used these you know that the Mod Podge acts as a sealant .When you add Gelato on top you can move it with your fingers or a wet brush, so you can shade and blend colours.

Here are the paint layers.

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Time for some detail.

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The girls used Gelatos to shade the features of the faces and to add tone to the hair.

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The finished pieces.

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I love how they turned out! It was a pleasure as always to spend the morning with these two.

Thanks for coming girls.

Felicia xx

In Craft

Valentines Swap.

The lovely Aideen from Aideen’s swaps organised a swap for Valentines day and since I hadn’t joined in since Halloween I was delighted to take part.

My partner was Kay and today my gift arrived – look!

The box is full of little love themed die- cuts, as well as a tag book, card and chocolate! this photo doesn’t really do the metallic colours much justice – it really is gorgeous.

I had made a shadow box that held a heart and a valentine card which I sent with a bag of chocolates, I wish I had thought to send on some extra bits and pieces. I posted my gift on Monday and on Tuesday the post man knocked on the door and handed me back my own package…… An Post had delivered it to the senders address rather than the ‘To’ address….. sometimes the postal service is questionable!

This is what I made;

The heart is raised from the back of the box to give more dimension. The box is made from chipboard and covered with old book pages.



The card is super simple but I was pleased with it (in case you don’t know, i’m not the worlds best card maker)

It is so lovely to have a pretty package delivered to you,to unwrap it and see what someone has put time and effort into making for you. So thank you Kay and thanks Aideen for organising the swaps, I look forward to the next one!

F xx