Monday, February 15, 2016

Letter's California Style 8 X 8 auction piece

Attending Letter's California Style is always a good experience.  This year I was invited to do a Serendipity folded bowl demonstration and to participate in an 8" X 8" piece to be auctioned as a fundraiser.
Here is my piece 8" X 8" piece in progress and finished. It sold well at $65.00.

cutting out each letter on Straithmore watercolor with xacto knife

laying a web of gold thread on Canson MiTientes

sewing gold thread to attach top cut piece to webbed back piece
Finished piece from a phrase I wrote last year; Sew a thread of golden words to weft and warp of a paper loom then stitch a yarn to weave a tapestry of your memories.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Molding Paste Book

A wonderful workshop with Jacqueline Sullivan produced two books using her techniques of stenciling, painting and book making.  Here are two of my pieces produced with Golden's light molding past and acrylics. Her techniques of painting produces luminosity.
front cover of the first simple book

back cover of the first simple book

full cover of the next simple book

opened book with spine stitched and metal findings.  It was to appear as an embossed brass piece

front cover close-up
back cover close-up

sewn spine with button embellishment