We started out by sketching out our ideas on paper. This is where I was having problems because I can't draw. I decided to try to draw some simple shawls shapes. I drew four shapes to start with.
We then had to draw our sketches on to a piece of foam. Because it was only 1/2 day class, I decided to use only two shapes. So I chose a crescent shape and an asymmetrical triangle. I tried to draw a design on them but in hindsight, that may have been a mistake.
Once our 'stamps' were ready we got to mix our paint and start printing. I printed my shawl shapes using a gradient colour scheme. Once I'd finished I wasn't 100% happy. I thought it looked like a fiver year old had made it. I had a bit of time to spare so I quickly cut out two circles and randomly stamped those between my shawls. I'm happier with the end result although there were definitely mistakes.
It was fun seeing the other bags and I particularly liked Sandy's bag. I love the star shapes and the fact that she didn't cover the whole bag.
I don't really have time for any new creative hobbies but I really enjoyed this, so this morning I popped in to a local craft shop and got a few supplies. I'm hoping I'll have time to play a bit later in the week. I've got some plain project bags that I fancy decorating.