On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Noon Eastern (11 Central, 10 Mountain, 9 Pacific), Creative EdVentures has started opening up our chat room for casual times where we invite all of you to Come2Chat with us! These are casual times where in general, we don’t plan any demo’s ahead of time; we simply open up our studios to show you what we’re working on at the time. We encourage chit chat – talk about what we’re working on or talk about whatever’s on your mind at the moment! If you have a webcam, you’re welcome to come into the speaker’s box and show us what you’re working on as well but if not, just sit back and enjoy! No webcam is needed for you to watch and participate in the text chat.
On Wednesdays, our dear Fabrizio has started a new feature during these chat times. He is using The Scrapbooker’s Creativity Kit by Claudine Hellmuth (http://www.collageartist.com) which contains inspiration cards that are sorted by colour and word. Fab draws a couple of cards from this kit and this serves as the inspiration and direction for a greeting card that he completes during the one hour chat time. It’s so much fun to watch a complete greeting card come together right before our eyes and we learn so many great useful tips that we can apply to creating our own cards! The picture above is of the card that Fab created this past Wednesday. http://ihearthotoffthepress.blogspot.com/2011/03/birthday-greeting-card-under-hour.html
Here’s the progress on the art piece I’ve been working on during the chat times. This is (or perhaps was) a picture of my dog that I’ve been altering and blinging. She now has some alcohol inks, glitter, and flocking added to her body. I built up the nose area with crumpled tissue paper and then a thick bodied paint applied with a toothpick. I scratched on some thin black paint around her eye area and then blobbed on some Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint (which I have the worst luck with – I think the key is to never buy it in winter) just above her nose. As predicted, my daughter thinks this piece is “strange”. On Monday, as requested, I’m going to show the crackle technique that uses white glue as well as a few other quick paint techniques that I love to use. Hope you can join us! http://linqto.com/rooms/creativeedventures