Wednesday, July 30, 2008
This is the spine showing the marbled papers I did for Sue's Mixed Media for Journaling class. Both classes were great fun to do, and I learned so much.
On the blank sides of the papers I attached handmade papers, dyed tissue, and dried petals, leaves, and grasses.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
I'm taking Sharonb's class on Studio Journals at www.joggles.com One assignment that I particularly enjoyed was the expanded square. The red one is done by rubber stamping images at the edge of the square then cutting them and flipping them to the outside. Some were cut again and flipped back to the square.
The green was made with rubber stamped images again from stamps I carved in erasers.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
These is the postcard for July for the Calendar Girls http://calendargirls2008.blogspot.com The background is dyed fabric with hand painted lace over it which is hand beaded. The silk flowers are held down with tiny buttons.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
The edges of each postcard were hand stitched to the back, then each was hand stitched to its section of the wool background. Some seemed to need an edging, so the cord was applied next. Then I placed the 2 sides wrong sides together and turned the edges of the wool in, stitching the bottom, the ends, and each division. After putting matt board in each pocket, I stitched the top.
It was great to be part of the project, and I have joined for this next year. This time I've thought it through better and factored in how to finish the pieces month by month rather than having this big job at the end.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Here is the Mother of Pearl piece I'm working on. It was given to me by a friend when we were leaving Northern California. The back-lower photo-is too pretting to cover up. I checked a book to see how to cage it, but the directions said to start with 20% fewer beads than fit the edge and after a couple of rows decrease until the beading goes over the edge-doesn't make sense and doesn't work. I don't know why I try to follow directions-did my own thing, and it worked. Now I get to add decorations.
Monday, July 7, 2008
More felt samples from the class given by Dale of www.thethreadstudio.com
These both have knitted bits on them that are felted and cut up.
The red one has felt, then a wipe used to blot up paint, silk scraps, threads, knitted pieces, and machine stitching in metallic.
The second one is roving with stitching and beading.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Pick up Sticks is part of the series including the quilt presently in the other gallery show. It is done by making a stripped piece, then slicing it up and inserting it in a black background. It is machine quilted in circles.