theresa mARTin

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Along the silk road

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

Here are some details and full shots of the most recent silk paper collages.  These photos were taken in the sunlight, where I tried to capture some of their sparkle and shine.

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

 

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

theresa mARTin handmade silk paper

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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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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


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Digital Collage Artist Trading Cards

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!