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, April 22, 2010
I spent time yesterday alternating between my journals and the long-arm quilt job I was working on. That means a lot of hand-washing when you are working with mixed media!
Here is my Moleskine journal page, which was supposed to be a "graffiti" style page. The background is gessoed, marked with black marker, and then collaged and written on with more paint, beads, Swarovski crystals, Sparkler threads, and magazine cutouts. I used a gold paint pen for some of the lettering and some very fine glitter. The dripping black marks are India ink.
I used the same technique on the next page, but with a very different result that does not resemble graffiti at all. On this one I added fibers with gel medium, and added more gesso to build up the surf. The lettering is done by sticking adhesive scrapbook letters to the page and painting over them. In addition to the lady disappearing on the lower right, I have stamped a woman's face in green ink in several more parts of the ocean.
I liked the ocean so much that I constructed a similar ocean on the bottom of the canvas I painted yesterday. It now has lots of texture.