I did not go to the winter craft retreat for the weekend but I did go over and visit a little and to work on a project yesterday. Far Guy was watching High School Hockey on TV and Chance kept him company while I was gone.
While I was there Jen gave a demonstration on Alcohol Inks. Very interesting and beautiful designs can be made.
The ink is put on special paper called Yupo.
Jen put drops of paint on the special paper and then a bit of alcohol and then gently blew on the paper.
It is messy…and the designs can change as they dry. Jen put plastic down on the table before she began. Jen will use the paper in her card making.
Jen had a special die that I used for my project… May Baskets. The baskets are all cut out and I will put them together in the next few weeks… I like playing with paper. These are small baskets…they will hold some jelly beans or maybe some gum. The girls suggested that they would hold cash quite nicely.
It was a relaxing couple of hours. It is fun to see what everyone was working on. There were scrapbookers and card makers…and Jamie was doing business book work. Sometimes there are gals that sew…and some that work on electronic scrapbooking. There are no restrictions you can bring what ever craft/busy work you want to work on for the weekend. I will go again in the Fall and work on Christmas Cards.