Monday, June 30, 2008
This is an accordian spine journal that I made while testing Sueb's new class http://www.twocreativestudios.com The spine doesn't show too well, because I scanned it. The digital always seems to be full of my husband's photos-need one of my own. I love making these journals with Sue's great directions and plan to make them for my quilt group.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Here's another journal from Sueb's new class. The information is at http://www.twocreativestudios.com/
For the house style, I was wondering what type of fabric to try and made a dog house. The lining is of course trees for the dogs.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I'm testing another class for Sue Bleiweiss http://twocreativestudios.com with this link to the class information. It's called More Journal Making for the Fiber Artist. More wonderful directions and ideas. This one is with a coptic binding. The embossed cover paper is from a gift Carol Clasper http://carolclasper.blogspot.com sent me.
Monday, June 23, 2008
The photo is of the woven felted piece I did for Dale's class offered through www.thethreadstudio.com It is hand stitched and has sequins used as shisha mirrors.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Here are some samples from Lesson 2 of the Embellisher course offered by Dale Rollerson of http://www.thethreadstudio.com/
I really like using felted scraps as applique.
The challenge was to use a photo and embellish the feeling of it. The photo is one I took in some gardens in Hawaii.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Here are some of the papers I made for lesson 1/2 of the Mixed Media Journaling Techniques class given by Sueb http://suebleiweiss.typepad.com They are marbled on a base of shaving cream. The top is the first print; the bottom is a print of the paint left after the first one is lifted off. I was using Dyna-a-flow paint.
Here are 2 more papers. It hard to stop, and I did 17 pages before I ran out of room to dry them, and the marbling cream became muddy. To make sure the paper came in good contact with the paint, I gently rubbed the back of the paper when it was on the cream. In marbling whatever touches the paint first is what gets the color. If there is an air pocket, no paint will be there.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Here is a piece of mixed fibers with a bronze sheer over them. It was embellish front and back. Did the colors ever change, but I like the subtle effect.
I thought the houses everyone was making were so cute that I had to try one. It is all done from leftover scraps.
Here is the challenge piece. We were to do strips of fabrics, but I did a crazy quilt type layout with cheesecloth and silk(never could follow directions), put twisted yarns on it, hand stitched the edges trying 2 different stitches, and applied felt flowers by embellishing the centers from the back and hand beading. And this is only lesson 1 of 6!!
In answering questions last time, I forgot the place I lived the longest-Montana. That's where I went to high school and college, taught school, married and had 2 children. I wonder what it says that I forgot I lived there. I love the outdoors and used to hike the wilderness areas, did rock and fossil hunting.
Friday, June 6, 2008
The quiltie is from Liz with a theme of Fantasy. It certainly fits the theme. I'm very pleased with it and enjoy the Unlimited Textiles Group.The postcard is from Carol T http://postcards-and-stuff.blogspot.com for the Calendar Girls group. She's done a very unique card by recycling-one of my favorite things. It is very nice.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
When asked what I wanted for Mother's Day, I said a Bind It All. My husband is always pleased when it's something I'll order and take care of. Then I get exactly what I want. The green book is the first one I made following Sueb's http://suebleiweiss.typepad.com/ excellent tutorial on http://www.joggles.com/ The ones that come with it leave something to be desired.
These were given to me as a thank you for showing my friends how to make the necklace a couple of weeks ago. There are 2 styles of grunge book and 5 wonderful lampwork beads waiting to be made into another necklace. This friend is always doing something nice like this.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Here are two more vests. I wear the red one and the beaded one. The other has a rayon marbled lining, so it is reversible and sold at a marbling conference we went to. The fabrics on both of these vests are raw silk. Whatever touches the marbling bath first takes the color, so raw silk is much paler when marbled. I machine quilted with metallic thread to bring out the pattern. Aren't the models cute? They are daughters of my partner's friend.