Monday, September 29, 2008
The chain was to be for another pendant but just didn't work, so I covered a button form to make this pendant. It's only the second "button" I've made, so I'm satisfied with it. I tried fringe on the bottom but didn't like it. Now to make a cord for the other pendant.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wendy Huhn demonstrated gelatin plate printing and sent us home with a small piece of gelatin. This is the unflavored, clear household gelatin. It is a neat printing plate, as it is so unpredictable. Paint is applied with a roller. You make marks on it, use a rubber stamp to remove some paint, and then print by putting the fabric or paper on top of it. Here's what I did at home.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Here's the spine.
This is the inside. You can get the pattern at: http://suebleiweiss.typepad.com/sueb/minijournal.html
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
To answer some of the questions here seems like a good idea.
The fabric for my Bead Journal Quilt is a commercial batik. I haven't tried that...yet.
I worked it in the portrait position but like it better in the horizontal.
I'm a left brained artist-sounds like something that can't happen-so my work and my work space tend to be organized.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Or perhaps it should go this way. What do you think?
Friday, September 19, 2008
And then there was the thermofax. The screens are fun to use. I did like most of the techniqes best on the sheer curtaining that the leaves are on.The screen can also be used to put on the glue for foiling. Be sure to wash the screen right away. The gold on black is very dramatic in person.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Lastly for today, a rubberstamp I carved using a Dover Publication image. I've carved stamps before, but Wendy's hints made it so much easier to do a detailed one. Stay tuned for more on the workshop.
Monday, September 15, 2008
This month there was no theme for Unlimited Textiles, so I decided to use the flower that reminded me of a Chrysanthemum-my favorite fall flower. It's fused to wool and machine embroidered. The center is hand beaded as well as the edges.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Here is the reverse side. Not much different. I used the same color on top and in the bobbin and learned that even if you use the heaviest water soluble stabilizer, it distorts. If it needs to be square, a hoop would be necessary.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
book cover that I made from silk fusion fabric. It is one of the lesson in Sueb's class www.twocreativestudios.com The decoration is shiny foil. The silk roving comes in so many colors and is so nice to work with.
This "holiday" weekend is a working one for us. I picked wild blackberries on our property and made jelly-looked like a pin cushion now from the thorns. We are also getting another downed tree out of the woods to use as firewood in the wood stove. Lots of good exercise!