Merry Christmas to everyone !! Thankyou so much for visiting my blog and your continued support throughout the year. Wishing you all a safe, happy and creative New Year. With Big Hugs and Kisses xxxxxxxxx
This piece is made with a scrunched up brown paper bag which was hand embroidered, with bits of muslin and lace added. It was painted with white gesso, then painted with brown umber acrylic paint and lots of treasure gold and shiva sticks rubbed over the top. I love how it's turned out!! This technique was from a book called Paper,Metal & Stitch by Maggie Grey and Jane Wild....... Great book!!!
PAINTED WITH GESSO
THE FINISHED PIECE
So, then I grabbed a previously made piece of hand turned applique (which I'd already cut up), and I did the same to this. This turned out all leathery looking and what a difference to the original. I'm so happy with this piece too!!
LOOK, more goodies!!!! This is the box my goodies came in...... (A treat in itself) And here are my 2 gorgeous dolls. These photos don't do them justice. They are made from felt and embellished beautifully!! These gorgeous girls are handstitched, and I love them!!! You really do need to see them in person to realise how much work has gone into them. Thankyou so much Nathalia!!! Also, this ATC!! I love the face and the way Nathalia embellished her hair. What great addition to my ATC collection.
We have had our 2nd monthly Patti Culea Tome Group at Textile Artistry. We skipped the 2nd page of the Tome and will do that next time (as I wasn't organised for the photo transfers), and started on the 3rd page instead. The 3rd page concentrates on fabric collage - the front page being Summer oriented and the back, Winter.
These are my front and back pages. I loved the Winter page best, which incorporates tyvek, cellophane, burnt organza, angelina fibres and various other embellishments.
These are the Summer pages of the ladies at the group (1 lady left before I took the photo). It was a great day, and we all had a lot of fun.
This is my last page for FibreArtFriends page swap. It's from Sarah, a beautiful Art Nouveau mermaid. She's a stunner, thanks Sarah.
I entered a little writing competition on Dijanne Cevaal's blog, and look what I received. This beatiful little art doll was made by Dijanne, and is gorgeous. I love her head scarf...... Dijanne is such a talented and amazing art quilter, and I now I own a piece of her art. Lucky me. Thanks so much Dijanne!!!
It was so exciting opening this package from Susan. How lucky am I to receive not one, but 3 Christmas presents . The book mark is made from handmade paper, with some embroidery on it. The postcard is embellished with such beautiful colours. And my favourite, is the little round Christmas decoration made with the embellisher (I think) with lots of beautiful yarn sewn on top. I can't wait to hang it on my tree. Susan is such a fantastic artist, and one of my very favourites. Thankyou so much Susan!!!
Concertina Book The cover for this little concertina book was made from plywood, which I painted. The textile piece on the front cover was cut from an embroidered piece I recently made. I think I might add pictures of my 3 boys to the inside pages and use it as a little concertina photo frame.