Last month I was very lucky to get the opportunity to attend 2 of the Sizzix online workshops.
The first was ran by Pete Hughes, and highlighted how to use the upcoming range of Sizzix Effectz Creamy Acrylic Paints. For this workshop I received 2 of the sample paints, and all the card bits needed to create 4 cards.
Pete Hughes is a good teacher and I learnt a lot about how to use acrylic paint in new ways. I had never thought to use them with an ink blending sponge before. The pink and the orange paints went really well together. I can honestly say that I had never thought of using those 2 colours together before this workshop.
Below are the cards I created in the workshop. Please note, they are Pete Hughes designs, not mine.
The second workshop was run by Josh Griffiths. This one featured how to use the new Sizzix Effectz Luster Wax. For the workshop I received samples of the Rose Gold Luster Wax, the Silver Luster Wax, die cuts, 2 mini distress ink pads and card.
The Luster wax smells nice and is surprisingly easy to use. I particularly liked how the rose gold looked on the card. That is not to say the silver is not effective, just that I have a favourite. The technique behind using the luster wax is all about layering up the wax until you achieve the effect that you want.
Josh Griffiths really went into a lot of useful detail about the many uses of the wax. A different style of teaching but just as useful and informative as the first workshop. The cards I made in this workshop were more involved, and took longer to create.
Below are the 2 cards I created in the workshop. Please note the designs are by Josh Griffiths, not me.
Both of the online workshops taught me a lot, and were well worth attending. I have even bought some Sizzix sentiment stamps because of them, and some Tim Holtz dies are now on my wish list. I think I will be playing with paint and luster wax a lot from now on.