Monday, November 21, 2011

Reworked Journal Pieces

This is week 3 reworked
I added binding, the hearts, and some hand stitching
 The hearts are from a good friend's wedding
from way back in 2001 (I think)
 Week 9 reworked with hand stitching around the flame
 and some beads to the candle flame
I am happy with the new results.

Friday, November 4, 2011

52 Journal Pieces, October 2011

Week 5: Chaos
Experimentation with my Janome needle felting machine
I attached it to plastic canvas to create peaks and valleys

Week 6: Leaf
Inspired by a leaf I found on a Sunday walk
I made a rubbing of the leaf using Shiva Paintstiks
and painted over it with Jacquard textile paints

Week 7: Giraffes & Beads
Inspired by the article Collaged Fabric Panels by Mary Hettmansperger
in Quilting Arts magazine, Feb/March 2008

Week 8: Circles & Squares
Inspired by a technique I once saw Judy Coates Perez demonstrate
using Jacquard textile paints on cotton batting.
The batting had been painted years ago. I used black felt for the background.

Week 9: Adrian's birthday
Inspired by my husband's b-day & the Out of the toolbox article on Pentel gel roller