theresa mARTin

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Paperwhimsy Ornaments Class at Artistic Artifacts

Here is the wonderful collection of paperwhimsy ornaments by students Lisa, Ellen, Kare. Trudi, Carolyn, Sharon and Mary Kay from our Artistic Artifacts class.

You can find the ornament forms here and here and here at paperwhimsy.com

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Dream Layers Class at Artistic Artifacts

Dream layers are embroidery, collage and mixed media all in one.  Thanks to Sharon (misty fuse fun) and the other lovely folks at Artistic Artifacts for a great workshop day. I provided the materials for the DREAM LAYERS class. Everyone worked hard all day and I’m impressed with the progress everyone made in one sitting. I can’t wait to see them all completed.

The next class I’ll be teaching in Alexandria, VA will be on Nov 24 and is titled Mixed Media Ornaments. Find out the details HERE.


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Handmade Market – Oct 13 and 14, 2018 Alexandria VA


Artistic Artifacts Web Site

For sale – several of my new small handbags, some mixed media jewelry, some fiber collages and lots of the silk paper you saw here. My colleagues have some awesome offerings available as well. Hope to see you there!


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An Adventure in Handmade Silk Paper

 

A few years ago I started collecting silk roving with no particular project in mind.  I came across a tutorial on Judy Gula’s blog here. and decided to give silk paper making a try.  Well, I have a LOT of roving, so lots of photos follow.

I collect materials that will likely end up in a project one day but there’s not always a plan. A lot of these materials have been waiting to come together in some way. I used silk roving, art yarn, Angelina fibers, Japanese metallic threads, paper, sequins, silk carrier rods, hat veils and glitter.

The “paper” is somewhat stiff, but is flexible like fiber.  Some are more paper like but most feel like soft textiles. Originally I thought of them as paper that would later be embellished with embroidery and other collage elements. As I made more they became collages in and of themselves.

 

 

You made it to the end!  Here’s a bonus.  This is a LINK to a lovely Etsy shop where you can find Art Yarn Fiber Bundles.  Here’s a LINK to the silk roving section of Judy Gula’s website.


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Stitch and Slash ATCs

Once a month many talented persons gather at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, VA. Part of the meeting is show and tell of new work. We also exchange ATCs, (2.5″ x 3.5″ artist trading cards) before the meeting.  This month’s ATCs use the stitch and slash technique I found here. It was fun and a good way to use some of the fabric pieces I’ve collected.


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Lover’s Eye Token Class Results

Gayle’s finished work

Crystal’s finished piece

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.

In progress

In progress

In progress

If you would like to make a lover’s eye of your own, the forms are available from paperwhimsy.com. The eye collage sheet is here.

Memorial Day 2018