Here are pictures of the 2 "big" projects we did. It's hard to photograph metal! Especially when not in natural light, but, here they are. I really like heating up the copper and making it change colors!
I had my Artist's Date early this week. Monday night I took a class for working with metal. It wasn't quite what I thought it would be but, I did learn a lot and had fun. Oooooooohhh, did I have fun! Worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!
Now...not to offend any scrapbookers who may be reading this, BUT, you do think Mixed Media Artists are the Devil...especially when we are treading on your territory! And this class was at a Scrapbooking store. Just wanted you to know the position I was in. lol!
So I show up with REAL tools to work with REAL metal. However, we are working with 36 gauge aluminum and copper. Still cool, but, I had to get new tools. The instructer was laughing at me...I know she was. Also, I wasn't told I needed to bring an adhesive, to glue these things to paper. So, I asked to borrow someone's.
And this is where the real fun starts!
Scrappers ONLY USE acid free stuff. Anything else is evil. And one particular type of adhesive, which happens to be my favorite, is even worse than that...it's Evil Incarnate!!!
So...they are all talking about the different adhesives they use, and the instructor asks what our favorite adhesives are. And you know me...not one to bring attention to myself...AHEM! cough, cough...pipes up, and very confidently states, "Rubber Cement!" EVERYONE in the room GASPED as they all turned their eyes on me, and you could hear a pin drop. (This is the first time I was laughing my ass off!)
The instructor starts in on her little lecture..."Well, um, when scrapping, you really need to be using an acid free BLAH BLAH BLAH!"
I actually interrupted her and said, "Oh! I'm not a scrapbooker! I'm a mixed media artist!"
I don't know how in the world I kept a straight face! More audible gasps and I'm pretty sure people where holding their fingers up in the shape of a cross out toward me! LMAO!!! From that point on, people stayed away but, kept close watch on me out of the corners of their eyes! Well, except one lady, who, after the class was over and everyone else had left, came over to me to talk to me about some stuff and even asked for my email address! She must still be in the closet! rofl!
Worth every single damn penny of the $15 registration fee and $66 of the new tools and stuff I had to buy!!!