Sunday, April 13, 2008

Elements of a Creative Mind

Tim's last class yesterday was "Elements of a Creative Mind." All I can say is WOW! The shadow boxes were distributed and then came a burlap bag for each person full of "elements" with which to create our very own box. Everyone had a different design and it was truly wonderful to see how each person created their own design in the box. Wonderful!!

This is my nearly finished box. I still have a few more things to do. I want to stamp around the edge of the front of the box, use alcohol ink on the feet, and put a little Spanish moss inside to soften it. It was amazing the "stuff" that was inside each of those burlap bags!With the flash on you can see better what the inside of the box looks like. Students had their choice of either a bird and nest or the skeleton. See yesterday's blog for pictures of Tim's boxes.

We used Pearl Elements (I think) to stain the entire box, inside and out. Then we stamped images on the top and sides of the box. The fun began when everyone started placing elements in their boxes and decorating the back of the box. All was glued down. The feet were applied last and that is a two person job. But everyone finished by 10 o'clock last night! What a fun time!!

A BIG THANKS to Tim and his wonderfu staff -- especially Mario, whom we worked hard!! Tim is a fantastic teacher and very helpful to everyone who takes one of his classes. Loads of fun! Great ideas!! And best of all, a chance to be creative!!!

Another BIG THANKS to Mystic Paper for hosting this workshop with Tim!! The gals of Mystic Paper -- Kim and Jennifer -- worked hard to get this organized!! And it went without a hitch!!

Last of all I want to thank Mike Putman for putting up with my constantly asking him to let me by his chair to go do something (ink, get bird seed, get more glue, look for other stamps)!! Mike, you are a gentleman!! Thanks!!


CeCe said...

Wish I had been there. Your box looks as wonderful as your grunge creations.

Anonymous said...

My you have been very busy posting Judy! I am so glad you enjoyed your classes with Tim. I know everyone else did too. We only heard wonderful comments yesterday. Love your shadow box!!!

Susan said...

Love the creations you made in this class. I'm so jealous! Would love to take one of Tim's classes.

Sandra Evertson said...

This is Gorgeous! Love it!
Sandra Evertson

Lindsey Michaelree said...

Judy, you box turned out so good! Wish I could of taken this class as well, what an amazing project

Arcadia Living said...

I took the jewelry class and then got a chance to see the boxes up close and personal... that looked like a very fun class, also. I think we all enjoyed our time with Tim. Love your creation!

Deb said...

A fantastic shadowbox! Hurray for you and Tim! I would kill to see this in person.


Michelle said...

I just love your box! So beautiful and ahave been browsing your blog, you are very clever!