Jenny O’Leary visited Eau Brink Studio for a weekend of working with tissue paper, fabric, ink and wax.
The two days started with Jenny demonstrating how to use tissue paper and wax to create trees and then by taking the colour out and adding ink you can change your picture many times over.
Our first day was very inspiring and a little scary at first but once we got into the swing of it we had fun. To ensure everyone’s safety we wore our masks whilst getting up close for the demonstrating but took them off when sitting. As the cake and tea was flowing we layered and waxed our way through the day.
Once we finished with the colouring and waxing, Jenny demonstrated how to remove the wax to reveal the layers we had created.
Of course if you find you are not happy with the results Jenny explained we can just go over the piece again with more wax, colour and bleach to change the colour.
Once we had mastered how to use the wax and colours we spent the second day layering on fabric. the results are amazing. Something I will definitely be continuing to work on.
Jenny was very patient with us all and encouraged us to go with our own instincts. The results as you can see are fantastic.
Jenny will be back with us next year for more fun and hopefully we will not have to wear our masks.
Looking forward to the next workshop which will be with Amanda Hislop on the 30th September and 1st October. Only 1 space left for this one.