how high ~ how wide mixed media

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hello! lately, it seems i haven’t had enough time in the studio, and i’m not complaining.  it’s just … well spring has arrived!!  {yay!}  feels so good to have sunshine, and longer days, but i don’t know where the time goes! so in the little bits of time here and there, i play with the prints i’ve produced from the gelli …

Journal Journey’s ~

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oh my goodness friends ~ it’s been another full week!  i’m thrilled to say i got one little thing accomplished  in my art studio, and i’m excited to show it to you. this was my attempt at making a more ‘earth-toned’ and hopefully, {slightly masculine}, art journal.  it was a special order requested by a girlfriend of mine, as a …

~ My Sunshine ~

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If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you likely have come to know that I dearly LOVE bright, bold, saturated COLOR!  It just makes me happy-giddy!  It doesn’t matter if it’s in fabric, paint, paper or threads… and now inks and mists of all kinds!  I’ve been soooo intrigued with all the colored spray mists and …

CREATE!

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 Oh Summer Days!  How I love to get outside and start playing with dyeing, stamping, and fabric paints!  And so anxious to give my newly cut linoleum blocks a stamping session!  Using the ‘easy cut’ linoleum is the only way.  I tried the other ‘battleship gray’ type, and oh my… it was too hard to cut.  Lesson learned. I ordered …

Cosmo Wonder

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— “Cosmo Wonder” Fabric Paper Collaged Quilt —   Latest in my attraction to fabric paper quilts, andinspired by one of my most favorite flowers to grow in the garden:   COSMOS! EnJOY! I really enjoy using a very thick thread; it’s like maybe 26 weight, made by YLI thread company, and designed by Laura Heine of Fiberworks Quilt Shop in Billings MT.  …

Making Fabric Paper

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Thank you to Beth who left a comment yesterday asking for more details… I hope this post will help you out… but I welcome any questions you have!  First things FIRST.  Lay down a plastic covering on the work service; laying out your muslin and items you want to use in the collage.The muslin can be any shape; small, squarish…or …