Sunday, 12 July 2009

Catching Up.....

A few months ago I subscribed to Quilting Arts magazine digitally; it saves a lot of bother and is cheaper that way! The June/July edition is full of gorgeous things including an article from the very talented Jackie whose blog I love to visit plus a very inspiring little 'workshop' from Jill A. Kennedy (whose glorious work you can see here).
I tried out some of her techniques involving using wax crayons and inks on thickish hand-made paper which you then screw up and iron until it becomes almost like fabric. I then played around with it......cutting it up, piecing bits back together, machining over, adding fibres, cutting out flower shapes etc.
Its quite small ......4" x 5". I was going to neaten up all the ends but I rather like them tatty.

Another of my favourite blogs is Michelle Ward's and last week she gave a link to a wonderful website called Villainess. They sell gorgeous products like perfumed oils, scrubs, soaps and body creams....which are just that bit different. The way the products are described is brilliant; I recommend you go and have a read. I even like the names.......Decadence, Byzantium, Silk and Cyanide, Scintillating, Paradise Misplaced. I treated myself to a few items (well, it is my birthday soon!) The black envelopes contain small soap samples which you can buy for $1 (you also get two free) - the labels are rather lovely and may be seen on future ATCs etc! (Pictures shown with permission from Brooke, who runs the company)



This week I have been making things for Liz with her 'Marie Antoinette' photos on.
A 5" x 5" chunky canvas .......... (I printed her photo onto tissue paper so the text underneath shows through)
an ATC.....
and a mixed media collage....
I hope she likes them........ (haven't seen much of her for the past few days as she's been with the new boyfriend)

25 comments:

Gini said...

What lovely Liz art!
If I had to pick my favourite it would be the first one, your chunky canvas, fabulous!
Glad you feel like crafting again :)
Happy Crafting
Gini xx

Shashi Nayagam said...

Beautiful work Linda. I love your ATCs and I love your experiment with the canvas Wow! Glad to see some eye candy in your blog.

Jacky said...

Oh Linda I am a devotee of Quilting Arts too...have been buying them for a couple of years. FANTASTIC magazine and always choc full of wonderful ideas. Love your fabric piece and like you I love the tatty, naive sort of finish (looks more arty I think).
Looove the soap samples and those labels will look great on ATCs...byzantium, great name.
Great canvases too...you're such a talented girl.

Jacky xox

Julia said...

H Linda,
Thanks for your lovely comment on my post...
I am so intersted in your latest piece, I love the colours, and the textural finish, yes, it looks great with all the bits left messy...it really is lovely, hope you are going to do more?...xx

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Linda,

Oh I really like your paper to fabric piece!! Did you make the paper yourself??? I keep thinking I'd like to try my hand at making paper. For sure it would have to be a dry season project!!

Lovely work on yoou MA pieces!! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Fabulous artwork! My favorite is the ATC. I really like all the texture you got onto the canvas piece.

Judy S. said...

Looks like you've had a bit of fun, Linda. Silk and Cyanide, now there's an intriguing name! Loved your Liz creations.

Heather said...

I love Jill Kennedy's work too and the piece you made using similar techniques is gorgeous. I also love your chunky canvas piece. I have several small canvases and only need the time to play with them!

M said...

Hi stranger, just stopping by. Summer is speeding by so fast. I love the photo you printed on tissue paper. The work is as gorgeous as the model! Happy summer to you and your family. Marlynn

Lynn said...

Ooooooo la la, I love what you did with Liz as Marie, and I know she will love them too, they are so special Linda :)
I also love your little fabric art, it seems you are really enjoying the textiles lately and all the experimenting :)

Jaqi said...

Stunning work as always. I bet Liz is over the moon she has become an artists model. I have left a little something on my blog for you, Jaqi x

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow you´ve made fantastic things. Love them. Beautiful artwork.
Wonderful.

Renee said...

Linda I have to tell you that I am crazy crazy crazy for your banner.

I love it.

How is the family?

Love Renee xoxoxoxo

Rein said...

Gorgeous artwork Linda!

Dot said...

What a beautiful post Linda! What a great ideea to buy Quilting Arts online. I have been thinking of doing that with CPS.
I love your experiment with the canvas. And thanks for the link to the web site Villianess - sounds like the goodies are very hard to resist.
I will get to see your gorgeous fabric on Sunday when I catch up with Jacky. Will love creating for you.
Dot xx

Dot said...

P.S I meant to write I will get to see your gorgeous fabric book on Sunday!

Dot said...

P.P.S Love what you have done with your daughters image too :)

Viola said...

Fab work, Linda! Love all your pieces! Sending big hugs to you! :o)

~*~Magpie's Nestw said...

You are so good at trying new things and having great success too!
Ooh La LAAA is right, I adore what you've created with your gorgeous "Marie" daughter's pics Linda! Stunning creations, each and every one! They should be in a magazine!

Holly Loves Art said...

Liz will indeed treausre these beautiful works of art forever. I love everything you do!

Anne said...

Hi, Linda! Love your Marie Antoinette projects! I especially like the one where you used the tissue paper. It is so ethereal! :-)

LaY hOoN said...

What a beautiful Liz art.
She must be surprise & happy to have all these wonderful pieces.

Just call me Silly Sal said...

Completely forgot about printing on tissue paper! Thanks for the reminder!

*jean* said...

i love your tatty piece!!! love the colors, the technique - everything!! you marie pieces are beautiful.....and villianess...must check that out...too fun!!!

Gio said...

I love your blog, I've just discovered today. Very stunning and gorgeous pieces. Thanks for sharing!