A Tuscan View

Class taught by Vikki MeekerA few days ago, several members of the Inching Along Club of San Antonio, TX were privileged to have artisan Vikki Meeker as our instructor for a one-day class. I am still in the early stages of recovering from my recent gastrointestinal surgery, but so very glad I hauled myself out of bed for this!

The theme was “A Tuscan Still Life” (my finished vignette is pictured here), and we had a wonderful time creating our project and learning new techniques under Vikki’s helpful guidance!  She showed us how to build the shadow box and bench seat and create an aged-plaster look to the interior surfaces.  Then we made our choices of drapery material and color of velvet, labeled  and placed our wine bottles, and arranged our fruit & cheese platters. We antiqued our frames, and one of the  prints Vikki provided for the frame looked very much like a photo my husband took while he was traveling through Europe!  I added a turned malachite candle stick (created by Gerda van Dijk) with a real wax candle and a rather battered/well used pitcher to my vignette. Great fun – thank you again, Vikki!

P.S.  Comments welcome – I don’t think anyone is reading!

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