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, June 15, 2011

Journal Quilt 19

It has been such a busy month. I am a little behind, but I do have a great summer schedule to get caught up! Week 19 is a actually made from a brown grocery bag. The techniques are from Alisa Burke "Expression Session" and Julie Fei Fen Balzer "Collage Fast and Furious". If you don't own these DVD's you should put them on your wish list! The paper bag was painted with inexpensive acrylic paint. The background was accented with Tulip Fabric paint (spray bottles). I then used a stencil for the numbers and painted over the stencil with black Tulip fabric paint. The dictionary page was added and the white numbers were stamped. The number "7" charm was sewn on as an embellishment. The trim was ribbon that was sewn on with a zigzag stitch. I couldn't believe how easy it was to use the paper bag. After the paint was added it took on a fabric like quality. Enjoy your summer!

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