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.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The making of the substrate
The second technique is using scrap book paper. I am not a fan of using to many pre-made items exclusively as then there isn't as much creating. So I use a lot of these items as prompt or substrate. I started with a page of appealing scrap book paper. I then painted, decoupaged magazine text, book text, images, and then I painted some more. I then stamped the heck out of the paper. This is fun, you can use all of your stamps and not really worry too much about color, organization, composition etc. The goal is move fast and furious to lay down an interesting (notice I didn't say organized) background. Once this is done you can decoupage more images, use paper tape etc.