Fodder School 1 – Dee Dee Catron

Fodder School 1 mixed media art online course altering embellishments, making rubber stamps and a special project

Fodder School 1 is a year-long online mixed media art course with a different artist teaching each month, which you can join anytime. For the first half of each month, you learn mixed media techniques to make different types of fodder, which you then use in the second half of the month to create an exciting project so by the end of the year, you have 11 beautiful projects and a huge toolkit of mixed media techniques! Follow along with me on my Fodder School Journey!

This month in Fodder School 1 has been really interesting as I’ve been using materials I don’t usually work with and I’ve loved the results!

For the first half of the month, we learned the three main techniques to create fodder this month – my favourite of these was creating my own rubber stamps! After years of loving pre-made rubber stamps bought for scrapbooking and card making, it was very exciting to create my own completely unique designs. You can see my botanical stamp in the background of my first image below and some of my house stamps in my little book.

The main project this month was to create a diorama using all our new techniques but another thing I love about Fodder School is that each month you get bonus videos where some of the other monthly teachers show what they’ve created for this month’s project (or extra techniques linked with what we’ve been learning). Wendy Solganik did a bonus video showing that she’d used the project idea but had created a book instead of a diorama, which I loved the look of. So I used this as inspiration and created my own little book using the techniques we learnt this month.

Dee Dee’s fantastic techniques and her encouragement to give these new things a try made this a fab month, alongside Wendy’s inspiration to make the project my own, pushed my creative boundaries to try something new!

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