Monday, November 28, 2011

Off to See the Quilter

Off to drop off a Photo Artistry quilt to Sharon Brooks, who does all of my quilting. This particular one is based on Beth Wheeler's class last year at Quilting in the Desert. I took the photo at the San Diego Zoo some time ago and have prepared it for a small wall hanging. I'll post the photo of the quilt when it is completed.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mouse Mia

Mia is my 5-year-old fabric designing granddaughter in Ohio. She loves drawing and loves sewing, so I'm teaching her to combine these arts. We sent a selected piece of her art off to Spoonflower to have a fat quarter created of her work. An 8" square sample of fabric has given her enough to make a fabric project, perhaps a pillow or purse.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Paint Chip Challenge

This is the product of the Paint Chip Challenge put  on  by my local quilt guild. The goal is to select paint chip samples in which the first letter of the color name corresponds to your initial. You can use only your initials and one other color. In my quiltlet, I used the paint chips for "Red Power" (the orange) and "Black River Falls " (the dark blue) for my initials (RB). I used the paint chips produced by Dunn Edwards Paints. This piece measures 21 1/2" by 16 1/2".  It was a fun challenge to create, but I must admit I was still putting on the facing as we were driving to the meeting when the challenge was due.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lena's Tag Book

This is a photo of the tag book project, led by Lena Swenson, we did at the Mixed Media group that I belong to. It was a sampler of stamping techniques.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wood and Wax Makes Art

Start your project with a bare wood plaque from your local Walmart craft department (99 cents). Tape off sections (2) to provide for color change variation. Next, Elmer's wood glue brushed over the surface and left to dry. Burn with a propane torch. Let cool, then cover with light coat of beeswax. Buff with old pantyhose when completely dry.


Wood and wax makes art.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Embellished Encaustics

Here is my encaustics project from Mystic Paper after I have used Pearl-Ex powder mixed with water to "colorize" the piece. Call me Ted Turner, I like the painted piece. What's your preference?