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Saturday, August 12, 2017


I had a good time last night in a class I took at Deep Creek Vintage, a fine old manor house located in Fredericksburg Va..  Full of vintage and handcrafted items.
 Friday after hours class was held in a cottage in back.

   I learned to cast molds with paper clay and relief stenciling to use on various items.

casts set aside for drying

Base coat and then a relief stencil I chose to apply to face of book

This one of mine has been painted with a base coat and now waiting for a top coat to dry.

another stencil I chose and applied with a metallic paint and added castings.


I like taking these classes when they are offered because it's fun getting out with others who have the same interest and discussing new ideas or another way of doing things that wasn't thought of before.  I learned first hand, that it's better to spend a little more on a good product than going the cheaper route with inferior products, money is wasted trying to do it that way and it's just not as nice a finished product.

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  1. I just love how your projects turned out, Betsy! What fun to be able to take classes like that.

  2. So true about spending a little more on a better product. You get what you pay for. These books are lovely!

  3. Neat...never thought of that. Great job.

  4. Betsy: That is beautiful. What a fun class to take..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy


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