Saturday, November 25, 2006

More Playing with Paint and Fabric

The pictures aren't that great, but they give you an idea of what I've been doing. These yellow and blue pieces I did Thanksgiving day. This first picture shows most closely what the colors are like.

This piece, I scrunched up while it was still wet to get the darker "wrinkled" areas.
These red, orange and yellow pieces I did today. I think after I finish painting fabric, I will need to buy my mom a new clothes drying rack!!
This is another piece that I scrunched up shile it was drying.
I still need to figure out how to upload the pictures so they are in the order I want them to be!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Painting Fabric

I decided to do some fabric painting and experiment. I went to Sonji Hunt's blog and read her tutorials on how she paints fabric.
If you go down the page to "some favorites" you will find some fabric painting tutorials.

These are my experiments. I didn't have much time and want to try some more. I may add something to the 2 blue pieces. I dont' really like the last piece of fabric.

Last Friday was my quilt groups meeting. It was fun getting together again. Marilyn brought a book called "Foliage" by Harold Feinstein. Lots of inspiration!!!! He photographed leaves, veggies, fruit, etc. The detail of these was amazing. I NEED to get this book. Maybe I should put it on my Christmas list.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Art Share

OK, I've been bad. I read about this Art Share a while ago on different blogs and decided to do it. I signed up on Teri Springers blog and then forgot all about it. So better late than never!!

Be one of the first five people to post a comment on this blog entry and I will be thrilled to send you a small piece of original art. Then you simply must make the same offer on your blog! (So, yes... only other bloggers may play at this point.) Just make sure I can email you back from your comment. None of you anonymous or no-reply folks, please. Then I'll email you and we can exchange snail mail address.

Tomorrow, my quilt group is getting together. The first time since we had the show. I'm looking forward to it!! Now I just need to figure out what I am going to make for dessert!! I think I hear chocolate calling my name!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Displaying Fabric Postcards

On the Quilt Art list we've been talking about how to display our fabric postcards that we have accumulated.
Some display them in bowls on a coffee table, some in little photo albums, some have made wallhangings that you can attatch the postcards to.
I found this wooden insert for windows at a second hand shop. It's to make your window look like it is made of individual panes of glass. The openings are just the right size for the postcards.With this one, since I have so many landscape cards, I painted the frame green.
I cut a piece of foam core board to fit the back of the frame and then attatched the post cards to it. I started out poking holes through the foam core and tying the cards to the board with thread but lost patience and used double stick tape. The double stick tape makes it easier to change the cards to display different ones.
When I did this, I only had white foam core. I think sometime I will change it for black foam core. Last year, my small quilt group displayed fabric postcards and trading cards at our quilt show. I displayed this. We wanted to show people other things that were being done besides quilts. The postcards and trading cards drew alot of attention.
I don't remember the names of these cards but the makers are, starting top row:Beth Mastrude and Robin Morgan; middle row: Beth Mastin and Julie Wolkoff; bottom row: Jennifer Parr and Diane Becka.

There was also talk of the Art2Mail postcard exchange and I gave into the urge and joined in their next swap. Maybe this will help get the creative juices going again!!