Portland, OR 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN

Vintage Metal Deck

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Fri/Sat April 14-15

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$ 365  

I first taught this workshop at Art & Soul in 2007. Please join us for the reunion and see how much this workshop has changed!
In this workshop we will transform ordinary metal into a fabulous thick, chunky, beautifully embellished deck of cards! Each student will receive 10 flat pieces of metal, each 6 X 3 inches, to transform into beautiful works of art. We will explore a variety of ways to use & distress metal, cloth, paper, found objects, and you will learn a plethora new ideas & techniques!
You will receive in depth instruction on how to work with metal including...

-applying texture to metal
-metal transfers
-a variety of ways to forge, distress & mark metal
-how to add ink & paint as a design element
-how to use patina to change the look of the metal
-alternative ways to attach objects your work without using glue
-how to correctly use tools & products, including the doming block & a few new surprises
-how to master object placement, composition & problem solving
-how to add texture & depth to your work
-composition & design concepts
-a variety of new surface design techniques
-how to create a cohesive, themed project
You will leave with a unique, beautifully embellished art deck that can be bound by decorative wire or transformed into a book or sculpture if you wish. 

email if you have questions: leighannalight@gmail.com

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

10 pieces of pre-cut metal, wire, images, sandpaper, a nice package of ephemera, & use of instructor’s tools, stamps, paints, paper & consumables

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

IMPORTANT! Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. I do not sell extra supplies in class and you may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two week prior to class at leighannalight@gmail.com


PVA GLUE: 4 oz.

SMALL IMAGES & EPHEMERA: a wide variety to choose from, 6x3 inches or smaller.

SMALL FOUND OBJECTS: a nice variety, used to embellish your deck.

SCISSORS, a few medium size PAINT BRUSHES & a CUP for paint water.

SMALL CRAFT BRADS: Michaels is a good source, they look similar to tiny paper fasteners.

2 or 3 of your favorite ACRYLIC PAINTS... These cards are small so you don't need a lot. If everyone brings a SMALL amount of 2 or 3 colors & is willing to share, there should be plenty to go around.



A HEAT GUN: if you have one. I will have 3 to share.
A CROP-A-DILE or a METAL PUNCH: if you have one. I will bring several to share.
This is a wonderful Ranger product that has been discontinued. If you have some, please bring them, I will have some to share.
***Pigment re-inkers & Alcohol inks are NOT the same & will not work.


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