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, May 3, 2013

Leaves 121-130

Leaves 121-130 feature the second type of leaf in this batch. I painted some drawing paper from class. Needless to say I had to "start over" a number of times. Instead of wasting my "trials" I used thick bodied acrylic paint to make the base. Then I decoupaged and stamped the paper. The leaf shapes were cut using the AccuQuilt cutting system using the oak and the maple leaf dies. These tend to be slightly larger than the Sizzix as the dies are intended for quilting. The best part is that both the Sizzix and the AccuQuilt system cut fabric and paper.

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