Anna Dabrowska “Finnabair” – Rust Affection

Anna Dabrowska “Finnabair”
Rust Affection – altered book
Saturday 22 April
One Day Workshop

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It is all about the inspiring power of rust!

If you like worn-out, textured and salvaged look and would like to try something exciting and effective – this is a class for you! Set of techniques used to create this amazing, unique book is perfect for any vintage, steampunk or grunge inspired projects and will give you a chance to achieve more heavy, masculine look on any kind of project. Bring your own book for a complete mixed-media makeover which will change it into real, old and rusty treasure!

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Together we will explore and apply a range of layers based on art mediums from my collection which will transform your plain book cover – we will try Crackle and Rust Effect Pastes, Mica Powders, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints and more! I will share my experience, demonstrate steps and techniques and give you advice to make sure you will get the best effects but there will be space for experiments and a lot of fun! In the second part of the class we will focus on carving inside of the book and creating beautiful, heavily antiqued composition – it will be a perfect add on to your cover and a chance to create unique piece which will be great gift or your own personal treasure.

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All the techniques can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. Project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

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Finished piece; Size: 5×7” or 6×8” or similar

Kit fee: 43 USD

Kit content: all fabrics, paints and art mediums required to create the project. Students are required to bring their own vintage book (required sizes are 5×7” or 6×8”) and welcomed to bring their own found objects, however the kit will also cover most of the embellishing needs of this class – including the pocket watch and the element inside of the book. (We will use Prima Marketing Mechanicals, plastic, plaster and paper embellishments and buttons).

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Students need to bring:
− heating gun
− book to alter (required sizes are 5×7” or 6×8”)
− sharp craft knife and metal ruler
− set of favourite brushes (flat and fine tipped ones, soft synthetic hair is the best)
− palette knife, water container
− baby wipes
− scissors
− any elements thy would like to include in the project
− vintage photo of any kind or any image they like

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