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.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Draw, Paint, Photoshop

I had taken a photoshop class at Delta College. It was such a great experience. I have begun to use my own photographs in my art quilting. Starting with a favorite photograph, I take them into photoshop and alter them. Following the alterations, I then turn them into a quilt using fabric.

Last spring I took Alisa Burkes online class called Sketchbook delight. In this fabulous online class I learned how to sketch and to use water colors.

In my sketch I did this blue bird. I pulled it into photoshop and began altering the photo using the color invert and posterize function. The results were funky and fun. I plan on using these alterations of the sketch to enter the Quilting Arts Contest called "Sketch".

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