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.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fabric Book Chalk Bird

A little over a year ago I entered one of my first reader challenges for Quilting Arts Magazine. It was for a fabric book. I took images from some of my favorite Michigan photographic memories. This bird originated from a photograph of an amazing bird statue that is made from metal repurposed parts. I took a picture of this bird which stands in front of an art gallery. I then used a filter in photoshop to provide an outline. I used chalk to "paint" the surface. Machine stitching was used to finish of the piece. The book was 6" X 6" and had 6 pages that are folded in accordion style. The book sits on the buffet table in my living room. I have made a number of projects since this book. I enjoy looking at this project as it was "the kick off" for many fun projects to come.

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