Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Work in Progress Wednesday

I think my bead journal for May is finished now.  If I do add anything further it will just be some small stitches done with silk thread.  I almost certain I won't add any more beads.  Yes, the beading is done.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Buttonhole Wheel Cup is one that I learned from Sharon B a few years ago.  I have used this stitch many times since I learned it.  It is a great stitch.  Here I stitched it on handmade paper and added beads to it.  Okay, so technically it doesn't raise up into a cup formation.  Too bad, I love the way it looks.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Dyeing Fun!

Oh my gosh!  I have so much fun with dyeing fabrics.  I haven't played like this for a while but I am delighted with my results.  The piece on the left is done on cotton with Dye-na-flo paints to create sunprints.  I used some bicycle gears to create the marks.  So fun!  The other pieces are silk.  Yummy!
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Journal Page #20

Wisdom begins in wonder.  Socrates.  The wonder of a small child is a beautiful thing.  I try to emulate children every chance I get!  I think I have stuck with this journal prompt program for so long because the quotes really resonate with me.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Work in Progress Wednesday

I few weeks ago I did some fabric dyeing with my guild.  When it came time to take the fabric out of the dye and rinse it I couldn't part with dye remaining in the container.  I knew it wouldn't be good for dyeing more fabric but I felt confident it would work on paper.  I gave it a go and I love my stack of pretty papers.  I crumpled the paper to soak in the dye and that gave me some mottling, which I really like.  However, when uncrumpling the wet, dyed papers some of them ripped.  I learned that when you let them get to almost dry before uncrumpling you get less tearing.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Last of the Butterflies

My butterfly altered book is almost finished.  These are the last of my pretty creations to to be added.I had a lot of fun with this project.  Art and fun surely do go together!
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