I love to see where people work and so I took a few photos to share this morning. I've posted them to flickr if you'd like to see more. I'd love it if you'd leave a link to art studio pics that you have. My area is a work in progress and I'm always looking for ideas and inspiration for making my space better. This photo is of a dormer area where I wrap packages for gifting or mailing. It's probably my most organized area.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
I'd like to share the felt hearts that I've made to send to Christchurch. For more information about the Christchurch project, go to their blog here.
Each heart was cut from felted sweaters that I purchased at Goodwill. The felting process is quite easy. Here's a great tutorial on felting wool from sweaters.
The flower embellishments were cut using the Sizzix and handstitched into place.
Each heart was closed using a blanket stitch after a light stuffing of fiberfill.
Monday, March 14, 2011
This is a paper flower I made using Spellbinders heart shaped scallop die.
And here they all are together...I can't wait to make more.
I found that I needed three hands to make the rosettes so I came up with a couple of things that helped me hold them in place as the glue set up. A simple hairspray can top and a canning jar lid worked perfectly.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Altered Pages image is featured on this fabric and paper collage. The base is a canvas board painted and stamped with one of Altered Pages' new rubber stamps. Fabric layers, a fabric flower and a computer generated word on muslin complete the piece. I like the way the fabric looks mounted onto a canvas board. It gives it a strong base and is easily displayed in an easel or frame. I'm having a playdate at a friend's today so I'm off to get ready. Have a good day all!