Monday, November 30, 2009
I have some small wooden boards that DH cut and sanded for me and I covered one side with double sided carpet tape. If you don't have that kind of tape, run to your nearest hardware store and pick some up, its great for all kinds of uses and it really stays stuck.
I then stuck the wall paper on and trimmed around the edges. Two coats of matte varnish/medium to seal the paper means that I can wash the stamps afterwards and use them over and over again.
By having the stamp as a rectangle I can create multiple brick style patterns but the stamp could be any shape at all. I could also cut the wallpaper into shapes and stick it to a wooden board for more design possibilities. HMMMM.....
Maybe you can come up with some ideas too?
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
We created some deconstructed printing with screens that I had prepared with thickened dyes. the resulting images will be very organic and textured. The picture at the top that Irene made shows the results when I added rick rack to the thickened dye while it was drying. I think I'll try that one again.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Its been fun to make the packs and there are so many different creative ideas for using the packs; making small quilts, journals, little purses, bags or put a couple together for even more creativity. Each one is slightly different but they all contain:
° 9” x 12” cotton
° vintage embroidered linen or cotton napkin
° 10” square cotton scrim
° cotton doily or lace piece
° cotton embroidery thread
° pack of colour coordinated beads
Here's sample of the packs:
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This week I'll be working on some new screen designs, I've sketched out the designs and just need to print them off, hurrah!
Here's some of the fabrics I created, three fat quarters and then some of my imagery packs that have one fat quarter and six 6" squares of cotton, linen and silks.
They'll be going up on Etsy over the next couple of days. Check them out at
These are my Imagery Packs:
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This is a display in the store with the quilt underneath some lovely goodies!
Lori, the owner of the store, took time to work on her Shattered Angles quilt. Another student is working hard too!
Lori has an ingenious method for supplying power to her sewing table, from the ceiling! they retract when not in use!
Monday, November 9, 2009
The gold band of trees are Tamarack, a species of needled tree thatdrops the needles each winter, a little bit like a cross between a deciduous and an evergreen.
I like the patterning of the leaves on a cement walkway, with a sprinkling of snow in the corner...not too much snow, just a little taste!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I also had a chance to teach at Lori's Country Cottage in Sherwood Park http://loriscountrycottage.com/
Each experience was wonderful and unique, so much learned, new and old friends to meet and visit!
Here are some pictures of work that I made during my Art and Design programme.
These a a couple of colour studies with painted papers, just a little play with some studies that I am considering.
These are texture exercises that I made working with fine point pens on some stamped images that I made. These are about creating value over colour. As I work through more designs I'll be posting them on my blog.