Thursday, March 3, 2011

Leaf Collages

Finally got some studio time.
I need 15 collages for my solo show in May.
Created 5 yesterday.
Trees are my thing.
 I press and dry leaves from my woods.
Than I coat them with acrylic or alcohol ink.
This way the stay bright forever.
I can also have purple and teal leaves.
Fun to try for an unexpected touch to the collage.
 Last week I made papers out of tissue and newspaper.
I learned this technique at
the Midwest Collage Society fall retreat.
Lay a piece of newspaper down put a sheet
of tissue over. Mix half & half of water &gel medium.
Coat the paper with this mixture. Let day for a few hours.
Stain paper  with mix of half water & half liquid acrylics.
Let dry and stamp if desired.

I found some old books at the local library
 book sale for 30 cents each.
they make great collage material too.
Especially to add words.

 I made 64 clay tiles from 2 types of clay.
Friday I will work with the student intern
at the collage to test Cone 6 glazes.
We will work  on coming up with 10 basic glazes to use.
I am glad I took chemistry in High school.
Helps me to understand chemical reaction.
Glad to be  productive again.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday morning sharing.

Some of my landscape mini quilts.
They match the landscape outside my window.
My studio have been interrupted with a visitor.
 They also match the mood inside our house.
 I do like this fabric
it is such  good as a starting point.
I can get inspired by so little.
I love when my mind is engaged .
Creating things makes me happy.

My 47 year old son moved in unexpectedly Monday night..
So I am out of my sewing studio for a while.

Hopefully  it won't be long.
I have switched to working with collages.
I need to do 12 or 15 of them anyway.
I can do them  anywhere in the house.