Wednesday was my last day teaching at Infinity this summer. I taught a collage class at their summer day camp. In addition to making an individual work to take home all the campers also contributed to a project for the annual Take a Seat Auction at the Casino in Bemus Point to be held next week. I was given a storage/toy chest by the organizers and since I knew I would be working with the campers I decided to try using a technique from Cloth Paper Scissors. (May/June 2010). Here are some pictures of the fun along the way!!

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I prepped the box with a layer of old text and a layer of sewing pattern tissue, then the campers at infinity created the flower circles during their camp session. (They also made a small piece using all the techniques featured on the box to take home.) After I got the box back home I added a layer of paint and outlined all the flowers and added stems/leaves. The next day I decided I hadn’t added enough paint and went back in with more layers of transparent paint and some pastel. To finish the box I added some inspirational sayings related to flowers and several coats of a quick drying acrylic varnish. I am happy with how it turned out, even though this is a stretch for me, so many colours!!! I’ll let you know how the auction goes and hopefully get a picture of the happy new owner with their inspiration land colourful box.