Saturday 17 September 2016

50 ways to leave your layer

Warning: there are a lot (and I mean a lot!) of photos in this post.

Last weekend I went to Art from the Heart in Harrogate for a weekend of two workshops led by Seth Apter.

The workshop on Saturday was '50 ways to leave your layer'.  We were given a Dylusions square journal and did one technique for each double page.  Some technique pages had more than one layer!

Smooshing - a type of monoprinting

Smooshing with others!   This works so much better with the black background rather than the white above.

Printing with texture


Hidden background

Subtraction stencilling

Water splats!


Two colours


Free choice of techniques to do the cover.

On Sunday we did 'Mixed Media Mashup'.  We made one finished piece to take home using a variety of techniques following Seth's instructions.

My piece went from this first layer:

to this:

And in between were these layers:

Die cuts using Seth's Spellbinder Dies.

Auditioning the pieces

Improvements after advice from Seth

Added finishing touches

It was a fabulous full on weekend.  Thank you Seth.  Thanks to Art from the Heart for organising it and to my friend Carolyn who joined me for the weekend.

Well done if you've got this far.  I did warn you there were a lot of photos.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Looks like a wonderful workshop. Well done Bernice.

  2. Backgrounds are so fun to do. Yours are fabulous and I love the finished product.

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  3. Not sure how I missed this post. It looks a great weekend


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