Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The quilt journal is coming along. Week 2 is a technique that I learned on Quilting Arts TV, season 1, episode 113-1 "Flower Power". Patricia Bolton the host of quilting arts teaches a unique technique. Take an original photo and utilizing photo editing software convert it to black/white/ copy. This should look like a sketch. Print the converted image onto fabric. Color in the picture with water soluble crayons. Take a paint brush and dip in water, the water soluble crayon turns into paint. Allow to dry completely. Then quilt and thread paint for added definition. This was so much fun and as you can see by the steps above it was super easy.

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