Thursday, May 29, 2008

New work and more from Art and Soul

I had a lot of fun yesterday trying out some techniques I read about in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. I applied tissue paper to a piece of felt with Misty Fuse. Then I used my sewing machine to make the flowers and doodles. Then I painted the piece with Golden fluid acrylics. What fun. Today I plan to try this technique using ready to dye fabric. I know these techniques may not be new to you guys, but new to me.

Next I tried another technique from Cloth Paper Scissors using fluid acrylics on watercolor paper. I built up several layers of paint for dimension, then collaged on background paper and images. I want to try this again with lighter acrylics, not crazy about the dark colors.

Lastly, these are pictures of the journal I made in Traci Bautista's class. Sort of messy process, but the pages were fun to make using paints, stencils, pens, and everyday objects.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

More Art from Art and Soul

This is my precious little house that I made in Sally Jean Alexander's class. I have since made another larger one that I will post later. It was a lot of fun to make (I still need to work on my soldering), I plan to make a tiny neighborhood before the summer is over. I also made another small quilt from the techniques I learned from Beryl Taylor's class.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Hey, its been a while!

I just realized that I have not posted since February. A lot has happened since then. I went to Art and Soul in Hampton Virginia this year. Went with one of my art buddies and we had a ball. I took classes from Albie Smith, Sally Jean Alexander, Diana Trout, Beryl Taylor and Traci Bautista. I learned a lot of new techniques and met some really fun and intersting people. Can't wait until next year!. Here are some phtos of some of the things I made.

I made these mini quilts in the two Beryl Taylor classes I took. She is so wonderful and we were treated to some of her wonderful art pieces.

I made this book in Albie Smiths' class. We had a lot of fun and got really messy making the pages from paper paste and gesso paints.

I still need to take pictures of the little glass house I made in Sally Jeans class, so stay tuned.