Monday, April 7, 2014

Weekend with DJ Petitt

I've been admiring for many years DJ's yummy books and so excited to have finally met her and learn her amazing techniques to creating those gorgeous books.

We spent 3 days at ESS in Lake Worth,Florida learning to paint over a photo image making it look as though we painted it from scratch. Then take bits of fabric, lace and fibers to make signature wraps.  We painted our pages with paint washes and created texture using things like combs. 
Here some work in progress sneak peaks...

Once all the pieces of our book was complete DJ walked us through the book binding technique and Ta Da we had a fabulous book to take home.

Thanks Michelle for bringing DJ to Florida and Nancy for the good food and DJ for sharing your love of art with us! 

Made lots of new friends and look forward to seeing them all again one day!