Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Tags, Flags, Pockets and More

Here are some of my latest tag creations.


Pocket letter/postcard

Patch with a pocket


Journal pages



Journal cards

Sunday, 12 July 2015

A Little Sewing

I've been making some mini quilts for some swaps. Above is my first attempt at a mug rug. Below is a stitched journal page with the theme "pattern".

In another swap the challenge was to make a Teesha Moore style patch with a pocket. She shows how to make them in a 4 part video series.

I made a fabric Teesha style girl for my pocket which was transferred to fabric from a previous collage I had made using transfer artists paper.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Altered Matchboxes

These altered matchboxes in red, white and blue are filled with tiny red, white and blue trinkets for a swap. they are painted in acrylics and covered with all sorts of bits and pieces like buttons, flowers, beads, postage stamps and more from my stash.

Friday, 3 July 2015

3 Days of Glorious Me Time

I just took three 5 hours classes with Tania from Bfree2create. Tania is a awesome lady who does just about every kind of art you can think of! Above is my piece from the "Matters of the Heart" assembled class. It's covered in acrylic paints, collage papers, beads, bits of jewellery, door knobs, paper clips, metal charms and more.

These collaged sculptures started as whiskey bottles. They were made in Tania's "Altered bottle" class. They were first covered in napkins and paper and then I used just about anything I could lay my hands on to decorate them with; including more mini bottles, poison labels, paint, fabric, lace, ribbon, old jewellery, beads, fabric flowers and more.

I also took Tania's "Whimsy Wonders" painting class. I haven't finished my 2 canvases yet but here's work in progress:

Tags n Things

I have been working on these mixed media tags for a pocket letter swap. I decided to make the colour theme blue, bronze and white. There's all sorts of materials used here including Gelli prints, fabrics, ribbons, beads, paper cut-outs, paint pens, buttons, stamps, postage stamps, washi tapes, dried leaves and stickers.

I made some more tags and decorated envelopes for a Gelli plate printing swap.

Here is my latest postcard and journal pages:

The Klimt style stamp on the right page above was taken from an envelope sent to me by another swapper on SwapBot.

Naked Travelling Journal

Front cover

This little journal is made for a naked (without envelope) mail swap. The cover is made from Kraft Tex which is across between paper and fabric. It's coloured with acrylics and stamps and has a sewn on Velcro closing. Hopefully it will survive the mail.

Back Cover

Most of the pages inside are blank for the next artist to fill. I have added 2 double page spreads using acrylics, collage, paint pens, Inktense, washi tapes, stamps and photographs from Graphics Fairy.

Hopefully this will arrive back in Australia one day.