Mixed Media Circus Workshop at Darkroom Door in Berkeley Vale, Australia

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After the workshop in Melbourne, Julie and I taught in Berkeley Vale at Darkroom Door, about 1 1/2 hours North of Sydney. My wonderful friend and awesome manufacturer Rachel Greig hosted us in her warehouse and classroom and it a great group rocking out the paint, art supplies and art journals!

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Everyone was working for three day, creating covers, painting, stamping, stenciling, book binding – getting messy fingers and tables:) It was so much fun! I loved the class room with high tables and high top chairs, making it possible for everyone to choose to work standing up or sitting. Since I work standing up- this was a dream :)

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Look at all the beautiful colorful pages …with Birds, and Elephants, and other stamp sets :)

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Birds mixed with Julies Stamps and Stencils.

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and more elephants :)

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the Urban Scribble – love the staggered city look!

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And lot’s of stencil patterns for background papers

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I loved how everyone embraced having two different teachers and stencils and stamps from two different persons as well.

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Love the look of the Fashion Dame Stencil used in different colors for pattern

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And the Lilly Wallpaper stenciled with black gesso

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and the Arabesque Stencils used with white over black gesso

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Batik

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one of Julie`s Face Stencils used with my Ornament Stencil for hair

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Another hybrid page with Julie’s stencil on the left and my Art Deco Wallpaper Stencil on the right

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And this is so true – :) If all fails, join the circus :)

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I think this one did? Love the girl taking a ride on the Elephant Stencil!

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So much creative energy and colors in the classroom

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And here is Julie explaining something – it was really fun teaching together again :)

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And here are some photos of me teaching …which usually- you know…there aren’t any :)

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Thank you so much Rachel for having us- you are the best!!!!

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And here we are :) Bound and colorful finished art journals!!!

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And thank you Amanda and Amanda, Belinda, Rachel, Robyn and Robyn, Paula, Kristy Lee (mmmmhhh did I butcher your name again???? please forgive me with your super cute smile, ok?), Lorraine, Genevieve, Vesna and Vesna! We will always have “I pet a kangaroo”, the dog on the tucker box, create you own at mäccas, don’t hesitate to mess up the table, fire alarms, Lemingtons, Anzac Biscuits and lot’s of laughter together. It was wonderful to spend those three days with you!!!

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I will post some photos from Melbourne and Sydney, street art and kangaroos in the next weeks – it was such a fun trip :)

 

 

Comments (16)

  • Tracy Moloney

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    F U N times :)
    I thoroughly enjoy watching Rachel in action on ScrapIt tv as well!!!

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Looks like everyone had a blast and the creativity was flowing!!

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  • Becca Yahrling

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    Oh what fun and creativity at it’s best.

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  • Teresa Godines

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    Wonderful projects. Looks like everyone had a great time.

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  • Karen Petitt

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    Lucky ladies! Looks like everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed it too. So wish I could do classes but being disabled is a real issue for me and getting to and back from one I just can’t right now. Lucky, lucky ladies Karen x

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  • Nicole N.

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    Looks like a lot of fun! And it’s great that it can be shared around the world.
    From: Connecticut

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  • barb macaskill

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    I would absolutely LOVE to meet the Darkroom Door crew one day!! It would be the culmination o a dream come true. I have always wanted to go to Australia and being able to do crafty things while I was there would make it an even better journey!!
    LOVE what the ladies have created using your awesome Foam stamps and stencil sets!!! MUST HAVE THEM ASAP!!! TFS!

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  • Carla Hundley

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    Looks like a wonderful
    time had by everyone!
    Carla from Utah

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  • Sue Clarkes

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    Nat, you even managed to post different pics than Julie did.
    I really like the quote “when all else fails, join the circus”.
    It goes well with “not my monkeys, not my circus” in some way.

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  • Greta H

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    Oh what fun–beautiful art work!

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  • Mary Holshouser

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    I would love to take some of your classes. I enjoyed seeing all of the finished projects – especially the elephant designs. I collect elephants and I’m always looking for new stamps/stencils and ways to use them.
    the girl riding the elephant was a clever idea.
    thanks for sharing so many wonderful finished projects.
    Illinois.

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  • Sabrina Radican

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    Oh boy… I wish I lived there so I could come and visit you and have lots of inky fun!! All of their pages look absolutely, gorgeous, beautiful. wonderful and looks like they all had a blast!!

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