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Christmas Story Boxes A Mixed Media Workshop with Artist Sally Kheng

Regular price £75.00

Saturday 1st December 2018 10am - 4pm

Christmas Story Boxes A Mixed Media Workshop with Artist Sally Kheng

In anticipation of Christmas I hope to help you create a special and unique seasonal story box!

This will be a decoration personal to you, your imagination is the limit! Maybe you have some treasured decorations you could incorporate or perhaps a small photo of a loved one, a hand crafted angel, snowman or mini stocking?

This workshop will combine some free motion sewing on the sewing machine to create a fabric collage picture for the back inside of the box (don't worry if you haven't done this before we will show you how!) and a simple miniature version of ‘Noel’ bunting to decorate the front.

The outside will be decoupaged with Christmas paper, old cards or vintage postcards, there will be a selection to choose from. The inside will be a Christmas scene, complete with snow, lit with a battery candle so your box can be festive in the night too.

I will show you how to arrange the contents effectively and how to create a greenery and ribbon arrangement for the top. Trim will be added to frame the story box and you will be able to emboss and make a small brass plaque for the front with a title or date on.

Materials included are: The cardboard box, Papers for decoupage, Christmas fabrics for back and bunting, battery candle, bottle brush tree, hand crafted clay painted Robin,  small wooden house, artificial snow! greenery, a selection of ribbon and trims, a brass plaque, beads for feet of the box.

Included: Materials above, all equipment, tasty sweet treats and refreshments and a lovely lunch!

Things you could bring to add to you box are Christmassy bits from your collections such as; a shiny bauble, a Santa, penguin, stag, polar bear etc. Any trims, buttons, bells, mini tinsel, holly, small pine cones, a vintage brooch or something sparkly, seasonal fabrics or anything else for you would like for your festive scene. 

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