Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Journals - Fabric, Paper and More

I have just taken an on-line art course, Remains of the Day, to make this fabric covered journal. It uses up lots of scraps and plenty of machine stitching. Here's the back cover:

Inside the pages are sewn, not glued, together from lots of scrap papers, Gelli prints and magazine cuttings. here are a couple of the pages:

I'm not sure what I'm going to use the journal for yet.

Here are a couple of pages painted in my regular journals:

Acrylics, ink sprays, paint pens

Acrylics, collage, paint pens

Altered photo, collage, acrylics

And a recycled baby-wipe postcard:

I've also been using up tiny scraps of fabric and paper to make these fabric gift tags:

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Colour and Texture

This week I have been making some colourful and textured art pieces. Above is a lino cut inspired by Picasso, and below a colourful postcard inspired by the artist Laurie Near.

I've used lots of texture on these fabric postcards which are made from fabric, paper and metal scraps overlaid with organza, burnt in places.

I've also been working on a journal. the covers were made by gluing down lots of textured fabrics, lace, ribbons, paper, dried leaves and texture pastes. It was then painted over with acrylics and inks.

I've also made a mixed media art tag and another journal page.

Friday, 2 October 2015

A Few More Swaps

Orange postcard
Here are some of my latest swap creations. Above a fabric postcard and below 2 mini quilted orange slices.

A mug rug.

And 2 mixed media postcards.