So, my friend Steph’s comment on the last blog entry was to try some stitching….and since she is usually right with these things, I tried it out. So here are the 2 pages, with stitching around parts of the edges and I think they are finished. Thanks Steph!
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This week at Theme Thursday the theme was bookmarks.
This is not the best photo, but here is a better detail. I’d just gotten home from my Thanksgiving travels with a bunch of fabric sample books my sister-in-law scored from a friend. There were so many to choose from, but I realized I wanted something fairly simple to then add to. I chose a striped blue cotton and then printed a stamp several times (Inkadinkado, gemstones) and then small bubble wrap with light gold paint. I cut a spiral out of angelina and added a small border of angelina as well, then hand stitched it all down. This was my first foray into angelina and I found I really liked just creating sheets of it to then cut up. I’m excited to use the bookmark too….I’m in the middle of Robertson Davies’ Cornish Trilogy. Thanks for looking!
This week’s CBH challenge is “texture”….my favorite! I had to make 2 and 2 very different explorations of texture:
The first one has watercolored paper towel and a strip of markered paper all stitched with wool. The second one has a paper towel underneath positive and negative punched paper forms with a wash of gesso over and dots of marker and colored pencil outlines. The clear plastic disk was stamped with an Inkadinkadoo image with Stazon ink. Liquid pearls (Ranger) under the disk and around the outside of it adhere it to the ATC.
Both Mixed Media Monday and the Inchy by Inch challenges had “stitches” as their themes.
I worked on a gouache background stitching by hand around curves and lines. I added a square of fabric and 2 inchies…one hanging freely–the lower one. I enjoy stitching on paper and mixing soft and hard materials. This one feels still, a bit “hard” and at the same time it felt done. Thanks for looking!