Thursday, 16 November 2017

Thursday journal with Neet

My turn this week to choose the colours and words. I have chosen turquoise and lime green, no surprise to those who know me, with my third colour, coral.  The word is mermaid. As soon as I started this I wondered why on earth I had chosen mermaid. All my Dylusion figures were too big, so I used a friends stamp and stamped a mermaid. Neet and I had decided where possible to use Dylusion stamps and I had made a mermaid with one of the heads and a body of another one. I made up a tail and used silk for the hair. It just about filled the page, so hubby who isn't a bit interested in what I was doing said " why don't you photocopy it and reduce the size. So that is what I did.  I have also used the stamped one. I die cut some seaweed and stamped and embossed some more. A few stamped fish and shells and I was finished.
Note to self: Think before coming up with a wood that is too much of a challenge.
I wonder what Neet will choose for next week !!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Fabric pages

These are the two other 8' x 6" pages that I made at the same time as doing the one for Annie. I will probably use these on the cover when we have finished doing all the pages, in other words in eleven months time. Note to self, put them somewhere I can find them next October.
All the fabric on these pages including the large ones are all hand printed and dyed ( procion dye or paint), either on a gelli plate or with Indian wooden blocks or stencils.

Tag Tuesday -- Music

Michele has chosen music for the theme this fortnight on Tag Tuesday. I have very little in the music line in my craft stuff, so didn't find this very easy. For this one I used a distress inked background and pasted some napkin and music onto it before adding the ballerina. To finish off I stamped some piano keys and musical notes.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Goose

Goose is the theme this week on Every inchie Monday. My stampbord one is drawn and coloured and the sewn one is all stitches. The goose is something I have never wanted to own, ducks we had but geese are so noisy. They make very good guards as they let you know immediately when someone is around, that is if you can put up with their aggressive attitude as well.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Tag Tuesday -- Book Print.

This is my second one for Sandie's theme of Book Print on Tag Tuesday. The background is distress inked and then the book print added. I then adhered the leaves from the garden with acrylic wax top and bottom, which should preserve them.
I added some flowers and wooden words to finish off.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Fabric book with Annie.

Annie and I have stopped doing the postcards now and have embarked on a small fabric book. This will take the form of us trying a different page every month on the technique and style of textile artists we like.
The first one is Hillary Beattie whose style we like a lot. I have made several of them so far and will put them on my blog later. At the moment I am trying to figure out how to bind my book together aa it does not lend itself to a normal binding technique.

This the one I made for Annie.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week the theme was chosen by Neet and the two colours are orange and red with a third one of your own choice. The word is Autumn.
I have chosen brown as my third colour and have use a Dylusion tree for the main image. The dog and cat stamps are a mixture of Dylusions and Tim Holtz.
The paint I used is also Dylusions.

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