Here is some of the wonderful work of my students from the most recent eye token class held at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria VA. My next class there will be in July and is art paper dolls.
This month’s paper doll swap theme is Mermaids. This maid has a paperwhimsy.com face. The fish tale and other images are from Sea Life, Dover books.
Mixed Media Eye Token Workshop with theresa mARTin
Saturday, May 26, 2018
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break
$70.00 – 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. Sizes of the eye tokens range between 2 in. x 21⁄8 in. to 3 in. x 2 in.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 and visit her blog here and here for additional information and inspiring photos from previous sessions of this class.
Two Rapunzels for two paper doll swaps.
This month’s group paper doll swap topic was Fairy Tales. The second paper doll was made for a swap with another friend.
Here you see my first offering for a trade hosted by fellow blogger Jackie P Neal. The paper doll will be traveling to the UK soon. The first swap was artist’s choice; in future themes will be assigned. It’s been a while since I’ve done this type of thing. Before Facebook swallowed everyone, lots of artists did swaps and trades and group books. I’ve missed it. Thanks Jackie, for hosting.
Here are some of the photos from the Artistic Artifacts Feb 10, 2018 Lover’s Eye Token Class. Everyone had amazing results; it was such a great class.
Every month there is an ATC (Artist Trading Card 2.5″ x 3.5″) trade at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria. My offering will be 12 small fabric digital collages. On wispy see through organza I printed out a collage which I placed over hand dyed fabric. They were then stitched with gold metallic thread.
Soon I will be teaching this technique at Artistic Artifacts. The class will be in two parts, beginning with the digital collage aspect. The second class will cover making a print out and selecting fabric for the design. Details will be posted here as soon as I have the dates!