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Surface Treatment Workshop – Week 1


This is week 1 of the Surface Treatment Workshop! Week 1 starts off very basically with stamping. For the sample above I covered a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper with collage and then simply stamped circles over the top in different sizes and colours. I rummaged round the house and found lots of things I could use for stamping circles – above I used a cardboard tube, a jam jar, a little bit of bubble wrap and… the best bit… an empty Belgian Bun packet! The larger dark blue circles were from the bottom of a plastic Belgian Bun packet – this has just got to be the best excuse ever for buying Belgian Buns!


For the above sample I started with a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper and covered it with white gesso. Then I stamped a gold and turquoise pattern on the base of the sample using acrylic paints. To create the square pattern I used some of that rubbery stuff you put under mats and rugs to stop them slipping… ! For the small dark circles I used bubble wrap and then simply stamped the fish on. Very simple!


Both samples have been stuck into a dedicated 8″ x 8″ sketchbook set aside especially for the project. I’m trying not to be overly fussy or fiddly with the samples for this project, after all, it is meant to be an experimental learning curve. I think I’m reasonably happy with how week 1 has turned out – now looking forward to week 2… !

10 thoughts on “Surface Treatment Workshop – Week 1

  1. Hi Evelyn, I’ve tried to leave a comment on your other blog about your amazing Winter Erosion Bundle, but couldn’t find the comments link. Anyway I was just going to say that I’m so gonna try that! These are fun too! 🙂

    1. Thank you Zsuzsa – I disbled the comments on my “blogger” blog, I keep it just as a gallery of images now. All the images on my “blogger” blog link to this blog here at WordPress. Feel free to comment here any time you like! I have done posts here on my erosion bundles! I’m glad you’re going to try it – it’s so easy to do and great fun! I would love to see how yours turn out!

      1. I’ve found it! I feel so inspired to try it sooner rather than later while we have “good” weather for it (ice, rain, etc) LOL! Will drop you a link with my results!

      2. I’m so pleased I’ve inspired you to try this Zsuzsa – I would love to see your results! Now is a perfect time of year to try this – lots of damp weather… !

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