Wednesday, December 3, 2008

WIPS from Ro Bruhn Workshop ...

Thoroughly enjoyed my workshop last weekend with Ro Bruhn !!! Lots of fun and very liberating. I was amazed by the amount of painted papers I made and the fact that my journal signature was in a finished state (I'm always the slow one in the class).
Sorry, blogger has the pics reversed again.... below is one of my painted pages created in the class which I have overstamped with a gorgeous handcarved stamp of a pomegranate (carved by the very talented Samm). Loved this stamp.
These pages are very much works in progress. I have "plans" for these pages (which you will see over the coming weeks). We sloshed paint around, stamped, rolled with the brayer and came out with these very colourful papers.
BelowI have used the pomegranate stamp again, but this time on a background of watercolour paper. I have decided that the next journal I make I am going to use mainly watercolour paper as I love its texture and the way the paints react to it.

The front cover of my journal. Also a work in progress... still deciding on art/embellishments for the cover. I love the ragged ribbon binding. We can stitch buttons on this binding also.... but I'm not sure yet if I will do that....



And below are the girls in the workshop with Ro in her home at Belgrave. As you can see we were all ver engrossed in learning all of Ro's techniques... eager students.


Fabulous day was had by all. Wonderful tutor, amazing hospitality and so lovely to be around other like minded ladies.
If you would like to see more of the journals made on the day visit the following blogs as they have some wonderful photos... Samm, Ro, Jo and Janette.
Thanks for popping by my blog to visit and I hope you are enjoying a ruby red week.
Jacky xox





30 comments:

Patti G. said...

Jacky,
Your papers are bbbbbbeautiful! AND you journal,wow, for being a work in progress, it is already stunning!
I am so glad you enjoyed your class!
:0) I cannot believe you would be the slowest, though....... that might be because you do the best!
Hugs,Patti

Belinda said...

Hi Jacky your papers are great and I like the ribbons you have added to your cover. I would love to do a class with Ro sounds like heaps of fun. Belinda

Miriam said...

the pomegranate pages are so lovely with subtle colours and have a very dreamy quality to them, I must take this class with Ro!

Anne said...

I love the papers you made! Sounds like you had a terrific time! :-)

Jenxo said...

HI Jacky,what a fun class. Your painted pages look wonderful and that stamp is gorgeous.
I like using watercolor paper and too.
must go and peek at the others too jenxo

queencraftygirl said...

Hey Jacky,
The papers are wonderful!! Love all of the colors. The colorful binding is so neat! I will have to use that on some of my journals :)

Love,
Queenie

Jo Wholohan said...

WOW looks super fun!!!!! LOVE your creation!!!

Robyn said...

Yummy papers! What fun!

robin dudley-howes said...

Hi Jacky
Thanks for stopping by my pad. I love what you did in this class, and I might have already said this but I love your banner. Those are some of my most favorite color combos.
robin

JuliaRose said...

Hi Jacky,
Love the work you did with Ro...Looks like it was so much fun...wish I could have been there.
Maybe next year...
xx

Jackie said...

Hi Jacky
Thanks for your comment. I've been here before and glad you brought me back! What a lovely workshop. I love ro Bruhns art and her blog. Did you talk 'blogs'

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky; your papers are gorgeous; what colors - WOW! I wish I could take a Ro workshop; just visiting her Blog, once in awhile, makes me wish I lived there! :) You really did a marvelous job with your papers!

painter girl said...

Hey Jacky,
Wow!
You made some beautiful pages. The colors are fabulous and I love the pomegranate stamp. The journal itself is so amazing with its fancy ribbons. Can't wait to see what you put on the front.

belindaschneider said...

sweeeet! glad you're tipping your toes more in paint and carved stamps.

Ro Bruhn said...

This looks fabulous Jackie, I love Samm's stamp, I didn't see it on the day. This would look good with your pomegranate napkin. So glad you enjoyed the class.

Jo said...

How wonderful to finally see your journal! We never really got to do a show & tell...too much art going on...It was nice to finally meet you Jacky :) will look forward to doing another class with you one day.
Jo

Leslie said...

What a lovely journal with all the stunning colors. It looks like the class was alot of fun for everyone.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments, I appreciate them so much.
You are one of many artists that are inspiring to me and I am truly thankful for that!
Blessings,
Leslie

zorana said...

I'm glad you had so much fun. I would have loved to be there too. Your papers are beautiful, and the pomegranate stamp is striking. I really like the way you used it on your pages. That is going to be one fabulous journal! xo

Lynn said...

Your journal is beautiful so far, what a wonderful workshop :)

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh! Your pages are so incredible, I can hardly wait to see what you do with this journal. I too love the pomegranate stamp. Thank you for the lovely ornament for Keron's Christmas swap. I love it with all of my heart, (and the treasures too!) ... Roxanne

Elizabeth said...

I couldn't wait_ I went to Ro's blog for a preview and there I got to see pic's of you and your sis!! I am so jealous of your taking classes with Ro!! your Journal is wonderful as is- only will get better tho!
Big Hugs!
Elizabe3th

Miss Frugality said...

Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog.It looks like you had a lot of fun at the workshop.Those papers are great...love all the layers of paint and the colours are beautiful!

queencraftygirl said...

Hey Jacky! I was just looking at grr+dog's blog and I saw the pole scarf! LOVE it! GREAT JOB!

Love,
Queencraftygirl

Dot said...

You have done a lovely job on your pages Jacky! Love that pomegranate stamp you borrowed too.
Hope you had a good weekend.

Dot xx

Linda said...

Oh you are so lucky Jacky! What fabulous pages you made...so colourful and exciting. I was going to say you could add the pomegranate napkin picture then I noticed Ro beat me to it!!
Love
Linda xx

lynne h said...

my dear jacky, these pages are gorgeous!! oh my goodness, i love each one here -- and the journal... it's so beautiful. as for the watercolor paper pages, yes, i'm with you. that's all i use now -- it makes all the difference...

lynne h said...

i'm back again! i've just been to ro's and seen your picture! i'm smiling! xxoo

Sam Marshall said...

Beautiful!!!!!!

spiderink said...

Your papers are beautiful and the workshop sounds like so much fun! I'm glad I came upon your blog to see what you've done.

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