Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Guru Drops In

On September 4th, on her way home to Creston, our mixed media guru, Win Dinn, stopped in for a quick overnight stay.

Win demonstrates distressing a photograph

I made a bid for Win to spend an afternoon with me and a couple of students from her May workshop here in Claresholm. Kerry Hart joined us at Judy Dahl's studio for a few delightful hours of mixed media. Win gave freely of herself even though she was just plain tuckered out after an action packed, whirlwind week in Ottawa.

Judy is like a sponge, ready to soak up anything about mixed media

Playing with colour, we pooled and splattered paint, we stamped, stuck bits and pieces on here and there. While the three of us started one piece after another, only Win made a single finished piece. I neglected to photograph any of our work ... perhaps that was because we cracked open the wine?

The following morning Win showed me what she had recently learned about how to adhere a layer of paper napkin to bond paper or card stock. It's a wonderful little trick with plastic wrap, parchment paper and an iron which Win explains rather well here.

Notice that the floor easel is gone from The Anne Frank Room; more horizontal space is still being sought out!

And voila ... now we can cut, paste and alter this delightful type of paper imagery!

To be sure I knew what I was doing I had to give it a try!


  1. What great photos, Alice - it was sheer pleasure to spend some time with all of you, and there's nothing more fun than testing techniques, sharing new ones, and having group studio time. Thanks for all the fun!

    1. You're welcome!
      And you know that you are ALWAYS welcome here!