I like to make all kinds of quilts, from postcard to king-size. I have a Gammill longarm quilting machine, several domestic sewing machines, and also work with a Babylock Embellishing machine. In the past few years, I have tried my hand at painting with watercolors and art journaling. I also throw in a little nature photography and the occasional travel or grandchild pictures. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
"Childhood Memories" Collage
Not long ago I received some TAP artist transfer paper from C&T Publishing Company, along with some flowered tissue paper. I made them a sample product that I have not shown yet on my blog. In addition, I began several other projects using the TAP. On this one, I transferred the image of my great-niece, Hunter, directly to a canvas artist's board. This was the only transfer that did not come out perfect- there were some areas that looked a little scratchy. Perhaps if I had continued to iron....
Anyway, with the image of the little girl in the center, I added tissue paper, napkins, and magazine cutouts to surround her. I added some text and drawing with a black Sharpie, and some 3-D flowers with rhinestones that I cut out of a birthday card. There are various symbols such as the clock to denote the passage of time, the tree with the words "Home is where your story begins," and a little Bible reference, "For with God, nothing shall be impossible," Luke 1:37. This was a fun project and will be a birthday gift.