autumn sunset leaves art quilt ~

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hello!well, the snow has arrive and is steadily and determinedly coming down from our october skies!  ahhh yes.  glad to have put out some sunflower seed heads for our little birdies yesterday.  it’s gonna be a cold one today.  so, in that vein, as the leaves will soon make their yearly departure, here is an art quilt that reflects the …

the stenciled, feathered, {brown eyed queen?} finished ~

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hi there ~ i don’t know why, but i just couldn’t make a decision on binding for this piece.  i guess because it was difficult to choose a color, and fabric style for this binding, but i finally said, “just do it!  and so i chose a multi-colored binding, one of the first fabrics i grabbed. this little quilt sample has risen up …

Journal #2 ~ Copper Flowers

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Hello there ~ oh my goodness… I made it through to Tuesday!  More on that later! Here is my second {my favorite!} covered journal; I’m calling it “Copper Flowers.”  Recognize this design?  It was one of the Margaret Applin’s new stencil from Joggles, which I debuted awhile ago on fabric… and now on paper:  {love that coppery perfect pearl paint!} love that …

Come On Over to My House ~

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Hey there readers and friends ~ One thing about printing and experimenting with fabrics, stencils, thermofax screens, dyes, paints and mixed media, is that I’ve collected some pretty cool samples, all ready to come out and play at my house! I’ve wanted to make a house for a long time, but just didn’t know how I wanted to do it… …

Collage ~ EnJOY

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Hello friends~A happy Monday for me ~ more play time {and results} with the new line of stencils I call:  Margaret Applin’s Stencil Parade! {from Joggles.com} And they are continuing to make their joyful debut in my studio.  I began with the printed fabric on the left as my background, {love the little bits of color texture} made with Flower …

Cultivate ~

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More playing with the Inktense watercolors, with Joanne Sharpe showing us how to layer with stencils n ‘ such.  This is just my quick mini-version of the lovely and beautiful exercise Joanne created for us to do… I hope to get some time to go back and do it again… but in the meantime, love this spray stuff – Dylusions …

New Stamps — New Stencils — New Fabric!

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I’m still at it, and it still… feels good!  I am loving playing with fabrics from my hand dyed ‘experiments’ stash.  This piece was dyed last summer; a sunprinted fabric, using Setacolor greens and aqua blue paint-dyes ordered from Dharma Trading Co. The circle stencil below was used for that sunprinting. I’ve also had my eye on Julie Fei Fan …