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Indigo Dye Day

 

Results of the Indigo Dye Day with Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts. 

I am happy to have made the last of three indigo dye days Judy held this summer. The photos show the results I got using tea bag papers, which are ethereal yet sturdy enough to take the dye and go through the washing machine to rinse. The next dye day will be in 2018 when the weather warms up and I believe I will go again.  Can’t wait!  Thanks Judy.

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Lover’s Eye Token Class September 30, 2017

By Sharon McDonagh – Example of student work

 

Mixed Media Eye Token Workshop with theresa mARTin
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break

All Supplies Provided! In the 18th and 19th century, Lover’s Eye Tokens were popular with the wealthy. A miniaturist painted just the eyes of a lover, preserving anonymity… thus the recipient alone knew the identity of the person depicted. The tokens were often elaborately decorated and worn as bracelets, brooches or pendants. Create your own version using a love token form, beads, pearls, rhinestones, and an eye portrait. Class fee, $45.00 + supply/kit fee of $25.00, which includes all necessary supplies; students will have a choice of materials and colors.

Note: Although supplies are provided, feel free to bring in assorted beads, charms and embellishments from your stash to supplement or to add an even more personal touch. View a variety of tokens made by theresa mARTin on her pinterest board

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Student work from Illuminated Manuscript Letter Class


My students excel beyond anything I can teach them. I give them some pens and black paper and try to give a way to start out slowly. Then they jump into the deep end on their own with joy and create beautiful work.  It always astounds me.

I need to come up with a different name for the class in the future because it’s never strictly Illuminated Letters.  Any ideas for a new class name welcomed.

Showing here many process shots and having the hope that my students will send me photos when they finish at home.


Beowolf


Thanks to Artistic Artifacts for the wonderful art community.

 


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ATC’s – trading on Sunday August, 20, 2017


ATCs for the monthly trade at JAMS – Artistic Artifacts
JAMs Judy’s Altered Minds Meeting

When: Sun, August 20, 1:30pm – 4:30pm (ATC trade at 1:00pm)
Where: Artistic Artifacts, 4750 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 (map)
Description: Judy’s Altered Minds (JAMs) is open to anyone interested in Altered Art — both fabric and non fabric art. There is a sit fee of $3.00 per person. We start with ATC Trade at 1:00, group meeting and announcements. Then one show and tell item. We try to arrange a demo, informational part of each meeting.


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September 2017 Mixed Media Eye Token Workshop

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Pinterest Inspiration Board 1
Pinterest Inspiration Board 2

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

For more info and sign ups go to Artistic Artifacts 
Mixed Media Eye Token Workshop with theresa mARTin
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break
$70.00 includes all supplies!

 

 


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Book Binge

 

 

Group of handmade books

I’ve been on a bookmaking binge using black Artagain paper and Sakura Gelly roll pens.  At the first Illuminated Book Class I taught a lovely student gave me a blank small handmade book and I filled it up with gel pen drawings. I continued making books of my own, and started cutting and punching through some of the pages. It’s fun to see something evolve like this.  You never know where a technique will take you so it’s good to stick with it and see what happens.

The next Illuminated Letter Class is September 9th at Artistic Artifacts. Come along for the journey where I’ll be sharing all these techniques and more.

Shaped Cover

Shaped Cover

Shaped Cover

Shaped Cover

Shaped pages inside

Shaped pages inside

Gel Pens on black paper

Gel Pens on black paper

Gel Pens on black paper

Gel Pens on black paper


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ATC’s for the Artistic Artifacts JAMS meeting


Judy’s Altered Minds JAMS group meets Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1pm at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria for Artist Trading Cards, then for the general meeting.


The 2.5″ x 3.5″ trading card collages were made by cutting up some of the gel pen drawings I’ve recently made.