Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween cards again...

Happy Halloween everyone.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What's This, You Say?....

Isn't this fall? As my granddaughter Charlotte says" look at the fall!" Beautiful leaves everywhere, and right now they're in a pan on my counter soaking in glycerin and water, being prepared per directions from here for winter projects. Another great article from my fellow Frayed Edges friend Sarah Ann Smith. Good stuff.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Another art form

Check out this link:

for a look into artistic talent in the form of dance and choreography. My energetic, artistic, handsome, sweet, and very talented nephew Ian is in Sydney, Australia working with Azure Barton (same adjectives apply except instead of handsome, substitute lovely) on this ballet, put together, FROM SCRATCH, in only 6 weeks. To make a 2 dimensional piece of art in that time seems reasonable, but 3 dimensional or more (things MOVE, no one stays STILL, it all needs to be DIRECTED) seems unbelievable. 'Course this is a new concept to me so of course it seems unwieldy. The clip shows stills of the dance as well as Azure speaking about her creation process. If you're in the area....

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Printing on Tissue

This is a warbler printed on green tissue paper that is ironed to freezer paper to help it through the printer. Why green? I'ts what I had on hand.

I attached fusible web to the back and ironed it to my fabric.
Stitched with the correct, (or nearly correct) color threads. Thread painting!
...and a close up. I think it came out alright.

Play day

Today is an experimenting day. Printing, painting, whatever. JUST PLAYING. Below is something I watched on the Quilting Arts DVD series 200. Painting on fusible web and then ironing it to your fabric for a different look. I love the way this came out, but you better be sure your fabric is smooth before you adhere this to the surface because you can't iron it after!

I cut a small area of this piece off and adhered it to a piece of overdyed blue fabric and this is what it looks like now:
Next, I'm going to print on tissue and adhere it to web and see what happens. If it comes out good, you may get to see it. Or maybe if it doesn't...