Friday, February 12, 2016

Mucking about with inks

I used some Dr. Martin's inks to 'dye' some cotton pads and cheese cloth.  I douse them liberally with water to get the inks to blend and mix together.  I love the surprises that I get.  So serendipitous!  I have already used the cotton pads in my bead journal project for this month.  I have so much fun getting inky.
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Journal prompt

The prompt this week is the quote 'Be kind wherever possible.  It is always possible.'  I agree.  I know I have been in situations where I feel less than welcome or uncomfortable.  I tell myself, be kind, play nice and smile pretty.  It always works to get through those situations.
In regards to the journal page, it turned out okay.  Nothing spectacular but journal pages don't have to be.  With this page I was pushing my boundaries.  I love working with medium colors and I feel I need to push myself to use lights and darks.  So that is what I did and possibly that is why I am not over the moon with it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Work in Progress Wednesday

Finally getting started on my bead journal for February.  Not a bead in sight as yet.  I am working on a needle felted base and going for a mixed media approach on this one.  I really enjoy the mixed media feel.  Can't wait to start beading!
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Take a stitch Tuesday

Sharon B at revisits the Vandyke Stitch this week.  I remember doing it the last time around.  I liked doing the stitch but wasn't overly pleased with how mine turned out back then.  This time I gave it a go with a thicker thread and a little bigger spacing.  I like it a lot more this way.  I was glad to have my memory refreshed for this stitch.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Webs of Thread

Top photo I stitched with gold and silver Kreinik threads of different thicknesses.  I rather like the web I created.  Bottom photo I used thread I found in the fly tying section of a sporting good store.  Love that it has variegated colors.  Aw, sparkle and thread make me so happy!  These two pieces may end up in one project somewhere down the line.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Journal page

This is about as good as this page is going to get.  I have pushed past the really ugly to get to mediocre.  At some point you just have to say enough.  The quote from is  "If your dreams don't scare you they aren't big enough".  I am not sure if I believe that or not.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Work in Progress

Ocean Floor is my bead journal for January.   I took a mixed media approach in hopes of achieving a lot of texture.   It is pretty busy but I like it.
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