Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Super fun day with Dave Brethauer of Memory Box Co.!

Oh my goodness...I had such a great day at Paper Garden on Saturday taking a colored pencil class with Dave Brethauer (owner of Memory Box) and with my friend Wanda G! Although we have separately taken this class with Dave in the past, we always learn some new technique in refining our coloring skills.

Wanda, Dave and me!

If you ever get the opportunity to take any of Dave's classes, I highly recommend it!  He has so much patience and always stops at each table to demo each technique first hand. Dave travels to various stamp stores all over the States and shares his talent with all who want to learn about colored pencils and water coloring techniques.

Aren't those three birds wearing hats the cutest?!

I took this pic when I was supposed to be paying attention...oops!

These are the five cards we made during class that Wanda colored and took a pic of.

Wanda snuck a pic of me concentrating on coloring the hats on the birds. We used Prismacolor pencils. Oooh...the coolest technique we learned was to take the small end of a stylus (dry debossing) and making designs like stripes or dots on the hats before lightly coloring over the area. We thought it was so genius!

Here's Wanda goofin' off before class started. She's gonna give me a hard time for showing this!

Pic courtesy of Wanda G.
Here are some more card samples from the other class that Dave taught. I love the polar bear in the snow globe easel sparkly! 

After class, Wanda and I went to lunch at a restaurant called Lemongrass in Sacramento and had such a yummy meal!  We saved room for dessert of course and we each had the most delicious coconut ice cream topped with chocolate sauce (for me) and caramel sauce (for Wanda). Oh, it was soooo good!

I hope you enjoyed checking out all the pics of my fun crafting day!

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! Scary picture alert! It was, indeed, a super fun day! Thanks for the laughs and the prezzies! Mwah.



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