Here is a little slide show for you to see the sample book that Beatriz created. Mine is still somewhere in the mail on it's way here. (I didn't get any one page complete and didn't even start the cover.)
The paint trays are filled with something that Beatriz called "paint soup". It is a mixture of paint, water, glossy Mod Podge, Glimmer Mist and glitter. We used it to color the canvas pages of the book by quickly dipping them in the trays. A very ingenious way to color the pages because they don't become saturated with water which takes forever to dry.
Everyone is busily creating pages in a quiet frenzy.
Someone saw my camera sitting out and took a quick picture of me working. (I think it might have been Sue but I can't remember.)
Here's a photo of Beatriz showing us how she made the tags for the 2nd page.
After dipping numerous pages in paint soup and spritzing Glimmer Mist over stencils we were all members of the "blue hand group". (Lillian only has one blue finger because her gloves had a hole in them.)
Lillian and Sarah both get birthday gifts from the group. (We all made them a tag which Elena displayed in a 7 Gypsies receipt holder.) Lillian's birthday was the March 5th before most everyone got there and Sarah's was on the day she flew back home which was March 14th. (Sarah had her big "four-ohhh" while away from home.)