Monday, July 20, 2009

Surprise--More Polymer Clay

Surprise! I've been working with polymer clay! Not surprized, huh? Yes, the obsession continues. For the past several weeks on our T.V. night, I have been dabbling with polymer clay as we catch up on our shows from the week.

These are some of the latest products: Blue and copper leaf beads, buttons and dangles. And here is a bracelet made with some of the tube beads.

DH finally asked me, "So what are you going to DO with all of this stuff?" So, I whipped up several pairs of earrings:

Added some wire spirals to a few for a little extra touch.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Painted Fabric

Here are some samples of the fabric that I have made using Rayna Gillman's "Create Your Own Hand Printed Cloth" book doing the workshop on the Artist's of the Round Table group. The past two weeks, we have done silk screening and gelatin printing.

I had a little trouble with paint seepage under the stencils on the silk screen, but I am planning on adding some more layers to hide those little mistakes!

The gelatin printing was fun. I did some on fabric, and some on paper that I am going to use later for some of my little art journals.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Needle Felted Book Covers

Playing around with my new Embellisher--these are a couple of medium size (5 x 6 inch or so) book covers. Just plain felt--cut out the shapes and went to town with the Embellisher. Added a few seed beads for interest. I am amazed at how much the original black background piece shrunk with all of the needle felting! I have since purchased some black duck cloth (canvas) to try the technique on again, as I know that the canvas won't shrink up much. Still have to add the pages, but thought I would post my progress.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What I Made With the Art Cloth

This is the piece that I made using some of the Art Cloth that I created a couple of posts ago. The blue piece of fabric under the circles is what I just made, and I also used a couple of other pieces of painted/ stamped fabric, including the brown fabric with black stamped design on the top left(from a black bleach discharged fabric), and the red triangle fabric (batik), and the rust/ navy dyed fabric on the bottom left.

I used the polymer clay buttons that I have recently made as embellishments. Its fun not only to make the art cloth and buttons, but to actually use them in a project!

Coming Soon--Jewelry Beyond Time

I am pleased to announce that I will have a jewelry project published in the soon to be released book: Jewelry Beyond Time. Be sure to check in at our Latest Trends in Mixed Media Arts website for more information.