Monday, 17 February 2014

Black Beauty

Hi, everyone!
Some people say that black is an absence of color.
Well...I have to disagree. ;)
And so I thought I would encourage my students to find the beauty in black...


This is a sample from my new 2014 Black Beauty class during which we create the cover of a journal.
I will never get tired of playing with gels, inks and paints to get some texture magic going on.. I designed this journal having this particular idea in mind - it just had to be sturdy enough to endure all the mixed-media action I'm so passionate about.



Obviously, there are lots of heavy embellishments involved and during this class we end up with one-of-a-kind creations to prove that black can be beautiful, too.
Never flat, never dull!  Amazingly deep and iridescent!



You can find the journals of my design (large & small) in our shop, there's also a wide variety of Mechanicals - my metal embellishments and all sorts of media to create the feeling of depth: my favorite Silks acrylic paints, Primary Elements pigments, inks of all different kinds and many more!

So...have I convinced you that black can be exciting...?! ;)
Hugs


30 comments:

Lynne Gilbert said...

Definitely. Loved your samples at stitches. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. X

MARCH said...

j'aime le noir ;-)

Jacqueline Smith said...

I love it and no Black is not boring!! Awesome colours used!!!

whyducks said...

Beautiful.

Srebrnolistka said...

It's amazing! :)

DeeDee Catron said...

Miss Anna!! I'm seriously adoring that nice copper/brass color of the rings and closure on top of all the dark colors and black. YUM.

Helen said...

I love black and totally love your journal cover!

Helen Tilbury said...

Black is beautiful! This is gorgeous!!

Lean de Ruiter said...

stunning work!

La papera felice said...

wonderful!!!:)
I like it:)

Jeannette v.D. said...

I love it ! And booked this workshop at Scrapheap in May. Can't wait !!

Jadwiga Kluczyńska said...

Aniu- taką jedną rzecz od Ciebie poproszę (podaj po ile i dane na meila jadwigakluczynska@o2.pl do przelewu)Mój apetyt na którąś z Twoich prac wzrasta z każdym następnym postem [a obserwuję Twoje poczynania z paska bocznego na moim blogu, więc mam stały "podgląd"]
Pozdrawiam cieplutko

Rita said...

Hello Anna. I now have 2 of your beautiful journals, but I have to confess I still have not done a thing to them. I think this just might be the colours to make me start. It's Absolutely Stunning. You are such an inspiration and I hope you come back to Scotland and I get another chance to work with you. Hugs Rita xxxx

MARCH said...

j'aime le noir :-)

Alexandra♥ said...

Your projects are always amazing!

Sue Lelli said...

I made this Black Beauty at the Prima Artventure in California and it is my most Favorite thing I have ever made in a class! And I made an autograph/memory book from the event out of mine. It is a memory I will cherish forever!

silvergran said...

This is FABULOUS! Gorgeous with the colours over!
Love black... I wear it and create with it.
Would so love to attend one of your classes. Please advise if New Zealand on your itinerary... :)

Adriana B said...

Black Beauty...Black beautiful indeed , love it

craftytrog said...

So beautiful!!! xxx

Lynne J said...

I love black, find it so dramatic-this is fabulous and definitely not boring!!

Andrene said...

I love black on a project. A little bit gives the perfect pop of contrast and a lot makes a wonderful dramatic statement! Your cover is stunning!

butterfly said...

It's so beautiful! Full of depth and drama...
Alison x

Svjetlana said...

Fabulous cover and love your black! Looking forward to attend your class again!

Amante del Papel said...

I love see your projects, there are so amazing!

cardsetalia said...

I love black, and this is a stunning journal cover. Maybe you will be doing this in a class in Ireland sometime?

Sue said...

Just stunning. I love black and white and black and yellow colour combinations but rarely use them in my crafting. I think I'll start now.

Carol McCready said...

Lovely journal cover.

KAT said...

Absolutely Finn - this is fantastic! Hopefully I'll get to take this class when you come to the US this summer!

Seth said...

Love it Finn. Rich and sumptuous!

Lisa Topps said...

I don't think I will ever understand how you create so many tones in your backgrounds! It's fascinating to look at.