I was very fortunate to be able to attend a Ten Seconds Studio Verday class last weekend! Yes...these were the ladies that just won Craft Wars on TLC. Cheryl and Megan, a mother daughter duo, are famous around creative parts for their heavy metal ways! Verday is a cool paint system that transforms a surface into the look of patina-ed metal. Those of us who took the class had seven hours of Verday play and we made a ton of stuff. Here are just a few of the items, and let me tell you, that you get so hooked on antiquing things, that you just want to keep going. This is fun stuff!
|4 Sheets Of Heavy Kraft Before...|
|More Paper And A Frame|
|A Mini Book|
|A Sugar Mold|
|A Canvas Tote Bag|
|And, here I am (no make-up) with the ladies of the hour themselves! They were super fun and so knowledgeable!|
Craft Wars seems to be a little controversial among artists and crafters. There is a lot of talk about it on blogs and such, and I can see it both ways. It's great to have the exposure for our industry and craft, but art is so subjective and personal, so how can one piece be better than the other? There are definitely pros and cons here. All I know is this...television is pretty much for entertainment anymore. So many of the shows on prime time are filled with inappropriate things for families. There is so little that I allow my children to watch anymore. It's kind of nice to see a show that deals with sort of what we do and who we actually know. After watching it, you go away actually learning from it, and the whole family can watch it together. I know that when I watch it, I am not thinking of a winner or loser. I just want to know more about their work as well as see more of what they create. That's how I learn after all, and I just love the conversations I am having with my children about creating things with their own hands. Art makes me happy!!!I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!