The deadline for submitting pieces for Collage Mania is tomorrow. Here's my submission:
Silk fusion Collage. Woven strips of silk fusion mounted to a silk fusion background. 8"x10"
Grace left a comment on my previous post asking about how I do the satin edge finishing on my journals. I thought there might be [...]
Some recently finished fabric journals:
Hand painted silk velvet:
and hand painted silk:
and some hand stenciled ultrasuede:
all of these are now in my etsy shop.
Terri and I are working on our second book together! Creative Ways with Books &Journals is scheduled for release in November 2009 and we would like to invite you to submit your work for inclusion in the gallery section of this new book. Submission details are outlined below.
CALL FOR ART!UPDATED 4/5/09
We're having quite the week here. I started with a cold and then developed pneumonia. Thanks to the miracle of antibiotics I am on the mend but it's a slow process. Suffice it to say that there's not a lot going on in the studio this week so I thought I'd post a book [...]
I just pulled these painted pieces of silk rayon velvet out of the dryer this morning…
and this piece of stenciled ultrasuede too:
I got several "what's your plan for these fabrics"emails from my last blog post –well I think that most of these will become [...]
I have been doing a lot of Shibori fabric painting lately. I am particular fond of the Shibori technique Arashi (pole-wrapping). It's by far my favorite technique for adding color to fabric. I wrap wet fabric around a length of PVC pipe,and then paint it with Jacquard dye-na-flow paint. Then I leave the [...]
It's been crazy around her the past week and I feel like I've been working forever to finish these new journals. I finally got the closures on them this morning:
I'm having a hard time parting with the three in the next photos. I just love the marbled papers on these:
Making boxes from book board and paper is much more challenging in a lot of ways than making them from fabric and timtex. First you must decide on the shape of the box,cut out the pieces measuring very carefully and glue everything together. The depth of the book board has to be taken into [...]
ALL THE BOOKS ARE SOLD!
I have decided that it's time to downsizing my book collection so this morning I went through the bookshelves and pulled down 53 and I am listing them here for sale. There's a wide variety of book listed –quilting,embroidery,mixed media,knitting etc. I will leave this list [...]
It feels like I haven't posted in forever! It's really only been a week though. I've been busy the last week working on some new fabric journals for both my etsy shop and the Danforth Museum shop. I've decided this year to stop working with commercial print fabrics and work only with my own hand [...]