Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wendy Vecchi Mixed Media Art Adventure 102

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take Wendy's class at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL.  Several of us stayed at another friend's house and we met the 5th member of our group at the store.  I hadn't met 2 of group before but we've been on-line friends for quite awhile.  It's always fun getting to meet your on-line friends!  And it was super to see Wendy in action again. 

We started the day creating tags that showcased 10 new mixed media techniques that can be used, tags, scrapbook pages, journals, and even home décor.  Wendy created labels for the back of the tags that described each process.  This will be helpful later when I try to recreate the technique.

Loved being able to play with new stamps and stencils and to see the newest colors coming out very soon!
Next up we used what we learned and created a mixed media canvas.  It was interesting to see what colors and ideas everyone used...they were all quite different.

There was just enough time to add in a bonus feature and that was to alter a home décor piece.  It was originally white with gray undertones.  A bit of archival ink changed the look very quickly.  The colors didn't turn out in the photo as vibrant as they are in real life.  Blame that on the photographer! 

And here's a shot of our group with the fabulous Wendy Vecchi.  In case you don't recognize me, I'm 2nd from the right.  I'm sporting a new very short 'do and loving it! 
(Wanda, Wendy, Debby, Lori, me, Nancy - between us we hail from 3 states)


  1. what a great time you had by the looks of it! love the group photo. It is lovely when you get to meet in person people you've only "known" online.

  2. Hey Susan!!! I've been behind on email and blog visiting!!! A very nice recap!!! It was so good to meet you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ((Hugs))