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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Guest Workshops with THE Hels Sheridan

Last weekend we were fortunate to have the 'amazeballs' Hels Sheridan as a guest in Snazzys Studio. We all had a fantastic weekend, demonstrated by the ladies who booked for her next weekend with us even though we don't yet know what she will be sharing! Of course we do know that much fun will be had and loud laughter will be heard along the way. Think we'll pass on the exploding heatgun trick though ;0)

This time around she taught two workshops, Saturday's was called Melt Pan Magic....

.....and this was her beautiful workshop sample - I sooo wish you could see and feel all the wonderful texture in this piece.
Hels covered techniques with paint, stamping on tissue, layering on with beeswax, faux porcelain roses, moulds from Mold n Pour and custom embellishments with UTEE and Clearly for Art. So many very useful hints and tips along the way. All the ladies made beautiful canvases .....
On Sunday Hels shared her Paperblocked Canvas techniques which may have little influences from other artists she admires, but it is absolutely 'Hels' in the whole, everything she creates is just so recognisably her. I'm not going to share her workshop sample though, as only those here on the day got a sneeky peek of what will be her next DT project with Snazzys new Anna Dabrowska DT kit, the rest of you will just have to wait until later this month over on the DT blog.
Just to whet your appetite, here are some of the completed works of art from Sunday's workshop
These were so much better IRL than they appear here in my dodgy photos. The metallic look of the spritzed flowers was stunning, and Hels' tips and advice on doing this removed the fear of spraying with black ink for everyone.
Hels will be back at Snazzys on 1 & 2 June so if you fancy joining in with the learning and laughter next time, watch this space for details of the workshops on offer then.
I'll leave you with the new Snazzys DT kit for March from the very talented Anna Dabrowska's (aka Finnabair) debut collection with Prima, Sunrise Sunset - our DT have used two of her collections, Dreamer & Wonderland from 7 Dots Studio in the past and created wonderful pieces. This time round will be no exception I'm sure.
Do pop over to the DT blog and checkout the team's latest makes with this new kit and if you take the time to leave a comment, (the teamies do appreciate it), you could win the A4 Sunrise, Sunset paper pad.
Also, a little bird tells me there will be a challenge this month where you can win one of these.
Lots to look forward to!
Thanks for visiting, back soon with details and images of April's workshops in the studio xx


  1. Hels classes look fantastic what gorgeous pieces of art!

  2. Oh my, these look fabulous. I knew I was envious of anyone attending the classes before I saw the fabulous artwork but now I'm a very unflattering shade of green ;D!

    Lesley Xx