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Friday, August 3, 2018

Yep, another project in the works!

Well, so far, this isn't a project (although, I have in mind a use for this technique!).  I've posted before on Margarita, from Margas Crafts, and her work with sun printing as well as her techniques for creating infused paper/fabric.  This past April/May 2018, Margarita had an article in the Quilting Arts magazine called A Way With Words.  She has had several articles in QA as well as Simply Moderne magazines but this particular article caught my mind...which is dangerous isn't it!

I finished up my projects, so it's time to start some more, (Blue Squirrel is back out as well as my beaded leaf - stay tunred!) 

For now, I'm playing with this fabric/paper Margarita.  First up, I went through some of my old National Geographic magazines.  I have so many of these and love the colors on the pages.  Figured this would be a good way to use them!

Some with words....

I did like the colors in this section of ripped pages....

 Those 'eyes' are the tops of buildings in Argentina!  Well, they looked like eyes to me!

Next I covered  craft mixed media sheets with acrylic medium and laid out stripes of ripped magazine pages.  I used both text and selected areas of color from the pages.

The collage pages are drying as I type this!  Next up, I'll be adding some transparent paint on top.  When that dries, I'll decide where and how I'm going to use pieces of them.  If you have the QA magazine for April/May 2018, check out Margarita's article.  You can also purchase a digital copy (which is what I do if I see something interesting!).  And keep an eye out for other articles by Margarita!  She is one busy lady and will also be teaching at the AQS show in the fall!


  1. I’m looking forward to your next step in this process…...

  2. Looks interesting and I agree, they do look like eyes!

  3. Funny, last week I checked out a stack of QA magazines from the library, and just last night I read the article that you're talking about! I thought it sounded intriguing, so I'm interested in following your progress.

  4. This is interesting for sure! I'm hoping she'll be teaching in Daytona for AQS in the spring- I'll sign up. And I'll keep watching to see what happens next.

  5. My daughter is working with papers right now. She's a chip off the old block but in a totally different direction. She really should have gone to college or art school, but at least she has a creative outlet.

    I'll be interested to see where this project takes you.
    xx, Carol


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