I have been putting off posting this because I guess I just did not want my "Mixed Emotions" workshop to finally be over. But all good things must come to an end some time, and the good thing is, Marit and Michelle will be offering more workshops in the future! And . . . I have met some very wonderful people in the process, who have become friends. They are all not only talented, but are kind, supportive, and really nice!
Our last and final 2 lessons were all about making and decorating a folder/cover to keep our work in. I can honestly say that I had such fun making mine! First of all, I looked for something that would hold all of my work, and decided to use an old scrapbook cover that I had on hand and was getting ready to throw away. I also had some fabric that a scrapbook friend, Cindy from West Virginia, had sent me some time ago that I loved, so I decided to use it, too, because it was perfect here!
Marit began the lesson by teaching us how to make and bind our folders to hold all of our projects. Here's how mine looked:
Next, Michelle took over the least lesson and taught us how to decorate our folders using acrylic paint, water, and paper towels! Yep, I said paper towels! So cool! And fun! Here is how mine turned out:
Michelle said that the finished product would be strong, and I feel that it is as tough a nails and should last a lifetime!
Next, to complete my folder, I purchased some turquoise elastic from the "Hydrangea Hippo" ETSY store. Check out Jennifer Priest's awesome store here: Hydrangea Hippo
I used her turquoise elastic cord and her tie died sequined ribbon to complete my album! Here is how it looks:
And here a peak at what the inside looks like:
See how the bottom flap keeps everything in place?
. . . and in conclusion, I want to post all of my projects here in one spot:
Lesson 1, Courage:
Lesson 2, Loneliness:
Lesson 4, Fear:
Lesson 5, Love:
Lesson 6, Hate:
Lesson 7, Sadness:
Lesson 8, Inspiration:
Lesson 9, Anger
Lesson 10, Confidence:
Lesson 11, Folder binding:
Lesson 12, Decorating Your Cover:
I can't believe that 12 lessons have flown by so quickly and that I have learned so much in such a short period of time! The teachers and my fellow students have become like family to me!
Thanks again to each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart! I love you all!!!!
If you are interested in learning more about this workshop, you can check it out here: