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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Week 12 Journal

The week 12 journal was dedicated to practicing quilting stitches. Two techniques were used to complete this quilt square. Alisa Burke uses a lot of recycled and repurposed materials in her art. Her art is so unique. I decided to use one of her ideas from her video "Expression Session". I took a brown paper bag and painted it with just one layer of acrylic pain. After it dried I practiced the quilting stitches featured by Heather Thomas in "Quilting Arts Magazine". It was fun and simple. I plan on using this technique to bring in even more layers using photographs and embellishments.

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