With Christmas fast approaching, this one-day workshop you will show you how to use real metal leaf, metallic transfer foil and metallic powders to create bold images and intriguing backgrounds. The addition of mark-making with metallic varnishes will produce interesting designs and textures for your cards. Experimentation with metallic transfer foil will produce striking patterns and designs which can be cut and punched out for embellishments and backgrounds. As the day progresses, layouts, layering and combinations will be considered, allowing you to build up a variety of backgrounds, motifs and embellishments.
This course will provide you with some exciting ideas in the run up to the festive season!
Jo Mabbutt is an artist who specialises in experimental surface decoration, combining traditional gilding, hand printing and painting to create beautiful contemporary pieces. She has recently left full-time teaching to develop new work at Central St Martin’s College of Art, and now divides her time as a designer/maker, teacher and lecturer.
Date: Friday 30 November
Time: 10am to 3pm
Cost: £55 / Members £50
All materials are included in the workshop price