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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Nothing but snow! Still!

Yep, we still have snow and cold!  It was 25 at 9:30 last night and just felt bitter cold!  But it's suppose to be warmer later this week so the snow will melt.  I'm sure!  Or, I'm hoping!  Today is Kalee's 'spa' day and my day to finish up grocery shopping for Thanksgiving and the weekend with kids.

Now that I'm winding down to get ready to be a snow bird, I don't have much to show in artwork!  But I do have an old piece I did from November of 2009!   I was playing around with bleaching fabric and this is what I wrote:

After rinsing and washing here's the bleached piece. I really liked the colors in this piece and thought I should do something with it.


So now for my 'project' part of this blog. I know..the colors are different but that just depends on whether I've used the flash or not! Sorry about that.. I think this is more the true color of the piece. I had a piece of hand dyed fabric in a similar color so I cut up the bleached piece and added a small strip just to break up the piece. I thought this would make a nice Art of Nature journal piece for November.

I wanted to add some other color to the piece so I made a stencil from a Dover book of a flowers and used Oil Pastel crayons to add the color.
I sandwiched the piece and started stitching away. Here's the stencil part just outlined with stitching.And here's the finished stitched piece. I just did free motion stitching to fill in areas. I didn't care much for the green I used on the leaves and wanted to change that. So I found some old painted fusible webbing I had on hand and I ironed that on top of the green leaves. I think it looks much better. I really liked how this turned out and I decided I'm not cutting it down to the 8 1/2" x 11" journal size. It's 10" x 12 1/2" and I think I'm keeping it this size. I'll just have to make another AON journal for November. So guess that's what I better get moving to do, right!

1 comment:

Gayle from MI said...

Our snow was gone by this morning. Even my car windows were melted by 9:15 when I had to leave. I had my air on the car this afternoon it was so hot in there. Crazy weatger for sure. Or maybe it's just me?