Tuesday, December 29, 2009

More Brayer Play

I've been printing leaves using the brayer. This time with white acrylic paint on black fabric. The prints came out great. Hopefully after the New Year, I'll get sewing and quilting up this.

Scrappy Journal Pages

The pages are in the cover. I had a great time creating the pages: sewing on collage pieces. The 2 signatures were machine sewn together then hand stitched to the cover. I'm tickled with the result. Now, all that's left is to insert photos and journal. And that's a big order. I have to decide what the journal's going to be about. I'm thinking about journaling my "artist's" routine. We'll see after the new year.

Monday, December 28, 2009

New Journal Online class

I'm in the mist of another wonderful online class led by Mary Ann Moss at Dispatch from LA. It's called Remains of the Day. This is my first attempt at shabby chic. My traditional quilt background reared it's head but I willing to work on the more spontaneous style of shabby... Uses up scraps of which I have tons. The cover was made slipcover like with a file folder inside.
This is the outside of the journal. This is the journal all wrapped up.

This last one is the inside cover.Today I will get to make the inside pages. There is to be two signatures of 10 folded pages. Can't wait to let loose and create.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry, merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Some monotyping Experiments

I had a wonderful time with Gelatin plate printing the other day. these are my favorites. The last one is ready to quilt. I made up a plate of Knox plain gelatin. 2T per cup of water. The plate was too thin and started to break up so next time I'll made a thicker plate. I love the gel for the feel and I think it helps came the paint moist longer. I ended the session just using a plexiglass for my plate. I like the gel plate better.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Making new stamps

I made some stamps quickly using the instructions in this years Quilting Arts Gifts Magazine. I almost followed the instructions. The magazine said to cut the thin foam into simple shapes and glue to a cardboard. I used the fun foam that had adhesive on the back and stuck the shaped to a thicker fun foam rectangular shape. What fun! The fun foam holds paint real well and I could stamp til there was no paint for s long while. I plan to make up some more. I stamped onto sketch book paper that I had first cleaned off a brayer I was finished with. Conservation!

Merry Christmas

This lap top size quilt stated years ago as a round robin. I appliqued the center - on point. Then the piece traveled around to different quilters. Each had special instructions as to how to do a border. I've had this sitting around and finally decided to quilt it up as is. I'm pleased. It looks great on my daughter's old bed.