Once a year during the monthly meeting at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, VA, people bring in their favorite books to share and this was my friend Sharon’s contribution. We all love the work of Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn. A challenge was proposed for us to use the book and the template it provides to create our own houses. The challenge is due in June. We have discussed making a “fat book” (remember them from the 90″s?). Each person who makes a book can print out one of their pages several times to combine into one book. We may simply share what we’ve done in our usual SHOW AND TELL portion of the meeting. I enjoyed working on mine and look forward to seeing what others make. How I made the book is at the bottom of this post.
I cut out the shaped pages from 90 lb Arches Hot Press watercolor paper and painted them with ink. Next step was gelli printing, followed by spray painting with stencils. Images, some printed on transparencies, and collage papers finished the process. I bound the pages with eyelets and ribbons. Voilà! While that voilà expresses that I am satisfied with the project, it did take several days and sometimes it fought me. It took several hours a day over a week of time. Thanks for looking.
Lots of new pins listed on ETSY. Click on photos to be whisked to the shop.
These pins are on their way to a friend and artist who is a regular collector of my work. I included some felt scraps and silk scraps in her package. I will be adding handmade felt and silk paper to the shop soon.
I changed the name of the Jewelry section in Etsy to Quirky Pins/Brooches. They are quirky because they show the personality of my hand.
To select from pins that are left in my Quirky Pins section, go to Esty HERE
Available in my Etsy shop HERE
All bird photos are from my yard.
Mixed Media Ornaments with theresa mARTin $63.00
Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break
All Supplies Provided! Inspired by an Antique Reliquary, theresa mARTin got out her supplies of pearls, rhinestones and beads and set to work to embellish Amazing Alterables™, laser-cut decorative wood fiberboard shapes from PaperWhimsy, approximately 3 inches in size. Enjoy this opportunity to dig into Theresa’s wondrous stash of beads, baubles and trims and craft your own ornaments, perfect as a handmade gift, to keep for your holiday tree, use as a gift package tie-on or even year-round display. Class fee, $48.00 + supply/kit fee of $15, which includes all necessary materials to create two ornaments — decorating both sides gives you even more opportunity to be creative! (Additional ornament bases may be available for purchase directly from the instructor the day of class, depending on the final class size.) Although all supplies are provided, feel free to bring in your own assorted beads, charms and embellishments, even small copies of family photographs so that you can add an even more personal touch to your creations, or match your holiday décor. SIGN UP HERE
This Halloween Paper Doll in a Shoe is 9″ tall x 3″ wide. I will give her away to one of the students who takes my Paper Doll in a Shoe class on October 26th at Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA (Sign up is HERE). Everyone else in class will be given one small paper doll in a shoe.
Continuing in the giveaway spirit….
I am giving away three small 2.5″ x 3.5″ paper doll in a shoe artist trading cards, shown below. To throw your name in the hat, please leave a comment on this post. I’ll select three names on October 29th and will get in touch with the winners for their mailing addresses.
Paper Doll in a Shoe Pocket with theresa mARTin
$60.00 All Supplies Provided
Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria VA
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break
All Supplies Provided! Originating as an inexpensive toy, paper dolls have evolved into an art form. Join acclaimed mixed media artist theresa mARTin and create one of a kind mixed media paper dolls using paper, fabric, ribbons, fibers, collage sheets and much more. In addition to the embellishments, students will be provided with paper doll forms made exclusively for theresa and this class by PaperWhimsy.com! Plus, theresa has been granted the use of PaperWhimsy’s shoe form to make cozy homes for the dolls — or to use alone as beautiful keepsakes! Your inspiration can be anything from a classic fairy tale to a traditional form of a fashion doll with a change of dresses. Celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday by creating a witch or creating different costumes for your doll. Your workshop fee includes $12.00 complete kit fee. Note: Although supplies are provided, feel free to bring in extra items from your own stash to supplement or to add an even more personal touch.
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