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Completed work......

It's a minor miracle but I've actually finished a couple of things. The first photo above is the example that Brenda pinned up for our class last week. The idea is that we paint / colour pages and use these as our sketchbooks and use them to develop ideas and audition fabrics. As you can see - Brenda's are very good.
Below is my completed four page sketchbook. The idea was to use lots of different techniques to colour the pages, acrylics, watercolour, pastel chalks, oil pastels and scrunched up tissues paper. Stitching on the paper was OK - if you went slowly - and of course I'll change my needle now as I'm sure it must be rather blunt.

This page has a photo on with samples of fabric added.

A photo with the picture extended by stitching - with a gauze to distort it.

This page includes examples of stitch patterns on felt plus photos.

And finally a page of threads corded to the page with some netting added and cut.
The idea really was just to have a play - I've never done anything like this before.

And here - at long last is my dry stone wall piece. It's now fully embellished - the idea of embellishing the binding was from the Thr3fold launch the other month. Again this piece is a sample of new techniques - another adventure into the world of creativity.
So today I've got to do the ironing......


Marisa said…
You are really creative, using mixed medium, and really pushing yourself as an artist. I only work with fabric for the most part, maybe I need to think outside of the box a bit.
Ali said…
Wow! That's so inspiring. Ironing isn't, but I've got a huge heap too. Boo.

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