Join jewelry designer, artist and instructor Debby Anderson for a workshop inspired by Debby’s love of collecting and working with beautiful lace, beaded trims and vintage jewelry, while joyfully creating in her romantic time-worn aesthetic.
Spiritual elements are delicately woven into Debby’s work and for this unique workshop experience students will learn how to create romantic dimensional works of art on canvas, some large and some smaller with spiritual themes and vintage elements.
Debby will teach you how to prepare your canvas while working with multiple mediums that produce the effects of time and old world charm. She will show you how to produce textured effects and layering. As you complete each project, your canvas work will be dimensional, romantic, and meaningful. Debby shows you how to add embellishments and layers of clay and other mediums that will build out your themes.
The projects that you will create in this workshop are a Corseted Tutu, an Antique Wedding Gown, and a Spiritual Themed Angel or Madonna and Child canvas artwork.
You will learn:
-How to prep your canvases
-Materials needed to build dimension from your designs
-Working in lace, Bead Trim, Flowers, Vintage Jewelry and Found Objects
-Stamping and embedding
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Debby Anderson is a self-taught metal smith, jewelry designer and mixed media artist.
Eight years ago she started her company, “Romancing the Bling” with a focus on unique one-of-a-kind jewelry design. Her work is influenced by various time periods in history ranging from the Renaissance era through the Art Deco period. She has an affinity for incorporating religious icons, whimsical French collage, inspirational quotes and sparkling gems into her work.
Inspired by found objects and vintage jewelry components, her inspiration is found in the discovery of objects found at flea markets, antique shops and rummage sales. These “found” vintage pieces are then re-purposed and given a whole new life, by deconstructing and combining the pieces as well as altering the original finishes to form unique configurations.
All of Debby’s original creations are developed organically without sketches or the use of computer aided design programs, each piece taking on its own identity as she works through each and every step of the design. Her elegant, sophisticated designs are not complete until the back of her work is as pretty as the front! Debby’s product line, Vintage Romance have also been sold in Michaels stores.
Debby’s Artful Gathering Retreat workshops include Romancing the Past, Gilded Relics: The Series, A Romantic Journey on Canvas, Full of Grace, and Giselle en Pointe. Available now on DVD.
Visit at www.RomancingtheBling.blogspot.com