Printmaking at Viva Vida

This workshop was part of my mixed media class for kids at The Viva Vida Art Gallery in Pointe Claire. We glued fun foam shapes, lace, twine, etc. to a bristol board base. We rolled acrylic paint over the entire surface or painted the shapes separately with different colours. We quickly placed a same-sized cardstock overtop and ran the two pieces through the pasta maker. The kids loved turning the handle and seeing what came out the other side!


Encaustic Class with Susan Ukkola

I really enjoyed taking an encaustic workshop with Susan Ukkola in Ottawa. The tree piece incorporates a photo transfer. For the leaf piece I made the abstract background during the workshop then completed the piece back home. I made the wire leaf with copper wire and traced the shape onto the background. I added more burnt sienna
wax as a backdrop for the leaf then drilled holes into the wood and secured the wire leaf. My embossing heat gun fused the work into a cohesive piece!
Susan’s work can be seen on her website: