November 20, 2007

Fabric Book

Here is a fabric book I have been working on for while. I'm not sure why I was compelled to use fabric -- but I was LOL

I've been in an art slump for a while and I just wanted to try something different for me -- so this book was more or less about experimenting.

Fabric Heart Book Fabric Heart Page Abstract Sprial PageQuilted Page Napkin Collage PageFabric Heart Book - Interior 2Fabric Heart Book- Interior View 1

November 11, 2007

Dark Souls

Dark Souls Box
I've been working on this project on and off for a while. I altered a box to store loose pages in for a round robin with a dark theme. It took me a while to pinpoint amore specific theme, but I came up with Dark Souls -- I am hoping to do something with Phantom of the Opera -- and maybe one more page about another dark soul -- but we'll see LOL

I loaded a picture of the top of the box, but there are a lot more views in my webshots album. I put quite a bit of time into mixed media techniques on this.

Medallion Detail Dark Souls Box (front view) Dark Souls Box (side 1) Dark Souls Box (side 2) Dark Souls Box (back view) Dark Souls Box (Interior 1) Dark Souls Box (Interior 2) Dark Souls Box (Interior 3) Nekkid Box

November 04, 2007

Nerves and Fear Came Swiftly

Once when I was driving alone -- nerves and fear came swiftly around a curve in the road; they are helpless victims of a sincere desire.  Pray for your boys -- after this angel-warning.
Kind of a heavy title, but that's just the way this page worked out. This is one of my favorite ways to work -- I just haven't done it for a while. I started with a grungy looking waste paper -- this one has extra crunchy texture LOL -- but it doesn't show up very well in the main photo, so I included a more detailed close-up.

I had no idea what to put on the page, so I flipped through a magazine until an image jumped out at me. Then I cut some phrases out of an old type-written letter and put them together for my journaling.
Texture detail: paints, molding paste, rock salt, and patina

Umbrella Girl

Umbrella GirlThis is an altered picure in calendar journal. You have to ignore the black background with the word death on it LOL That is the page behind. This is the back of a page I had cut in an arch shape.

I didn't have a real concrete idea, so I just collaged on some papers over the background around the girl and blended them together with chalk inks and stamped the script. This is also my entry for
Theme Thurday.

November 03, 2007

Fabric Paper Postcard

Organza Fabric Tissue Paper Postcard
Here is a postcard I made with the fabri paper from the previous post. The color looks a little different --- more realistic here. In the previous photo I had taped the paper up to the window to show the translucency, but the color was a bit off there.

Making Fabric Paper

I found these two links when someone connected with me through a fiber arts message board.
Making Fabric Paper
Painting Fabric Paper

This was a different spin on making fabric paper than I had seen before, so I gave it a try. It mentioned you could use organza as the basic fabric and I love coming up with semi-translucent backgrunds, so that's what I started with for my base.

I sandwiched some fun fibers, scraps of lace, bits of paper, cheesecloth, and a little rock salt between the organza and tissue paper topper. I used Color Mists from
Outside the Margins to color the paper.

Organza-Tissue Fabric Paper 1
Organza-Tissue Fabric Paper 2
Organa-Tissue Fabric Paper 3