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.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Leaves 201-220

Leaves 201-220 were made using heavy body acrylic paint and old paper towels. I found some old manilla folders and painted those with some heavy body acrylic paints that were just about gone. I enjoyed using up the iridescent gold, copper and silver.

I also had saved some paper towels that I had used to clean my brush from the You, Me and the Sea Retreat in Seaside Oregon. A few of the artist mentioned that I should keep them as they were colorful. I adhered those very paper towels to the manilla folders with matte medium that contained glitter.  The results were very unique! Inspiration from others is so powerful!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Michelle, that's so cool! What a great way to keep a little remembrance of our time there!