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Embossing paste and Mica sprays

16 Apr

Guest Blog Post by Design Team Member Venisa Gallegos

Comments in Italics by Deb

Blue Twig Assignment for March (Yes I know it is April.  Heh…Heh… just a little late)

This month, I got to pick my own items to play with. Deb is always getting in new stuff to play with so I chose the Pearlescent Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver and a set of Mica Sprays from Ranger. I learned from an online video on the mica sprays that Ranger let their designers, like Tim Holtz and Dina Wakley, create their own line with the colors that they use the most. I got a set from Dina Wakley with the colors Evergreen, Ruby and Lapis. FYI, I also learned that these sprays are replacing the Glitter spray line. (good to know)

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BTW, another fact I learned about the Mica sprays online is that they were designed so that they won’t react with any water based colors. I had been wondering why I would need this spray when I already have metallic sprays and now I know. So, if you want to spritz this spray over a water color design to give it a bit of shimmer the water color won’t run. I’m here to tell you it worked for some items but for others the water color started to move again on the paper. I think it’s because I overdid the spray (ha ha). When I didn’t overdo the spray and just spritzed a little there was no color movement. I also learned that you really have to shake these sprays up or you’ll get a little globing of color. These spays won’t add a ton of color but just enough to give a sparkle to the piece. Figure 2, shows various cards with different backgrounds I created with water colors and acrylic inks. It definitely added a metallic shimmer. (you know that samples always look different in person than in photos)

 

 

 

Now on to the Pearlescent paste. I actually had a stencil from Dreamweaver so I decided to use this paste with that stencil. The Dreamweaver stencils differ from other stencils in that they are metal and smaller. Basically, I placed my stencil down and put a layer of paste over the stencil. Sort of like spreading peanut butter on bread. I first used the stencil on a piece of white fabric. I chose white because I wanted to go back over it with the Mica Sprays. Also, I added a bit of acrylic ink to the pearlescent paste to a bit of color. The results are shown in Figure 3.

 

It’s hard to tell from the picture the color in the crane. I really liked just the plain shimmer on the cranes from this paste. The next figure shows what the crane pieces looked like after I spritzed them with the mica sprays. On the white, the color wasn’t all that impressive.

 

Next I tried both Golden light modeling paste and pearlescent paste on black cardstock paper. I mostly wanted to see the difference between the pastes. You can see in Figure 5 how the pearlescent paste really pops on the black paper and the modeling paste is more subdued. (kind of hard to tell in the photos)

 

Finally, to add more color to the pieces I spritzed both images with the Mica Sprays and Oh My!!! Figure 6 shows how that mica spray really pops on the black. Now, this I really liked.

 

I love, love, love how the mica sprays show up on the black cardstock. I will definitely make use of these sprays on black backgrounds.

Well, I loved being on the design team for Deb. I got to play with new products and see what I could do with them. I’m really glad Deb has her store in town so I can pick up new products I wouldn’t have otherwise know existed. Thanks for supporting the mixed media population and providing so much support and information about new products. 🙂

~Venisa

Thanks Venisa for being part of my Design Team and giving awesome reviews. It is always fun for me to see how everyone uses products and tools. Because in Mixed Media there are no rules – no right or wrong way of using various products. It really is all about playing and having fun!

~Deb

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Faber-Castell product review

2 Mar

Guest Blog Post by Design Team Member Venisa Gallegos

Comments in italics by Deb

 

Blue Twig Assignment for February

This month, I got several items from Deb to try out including a set of a new kind of cardboard stencils from Faber Castell and some dimensional paint also from Faber Castell.  The set of stencils are simply called Mixed Media Stencils and contains 10 different stencils at a very reasonable price.  There are several sets of stencils and Deb gave me Set 102 to play with.  The metallic paint is called Texture Luxe and comes in Copper, Silver, Gold, and Pearl.  It’s basically an opaque paint designed to work with Stencils and is Permanent.  I’ll say right off the bat I tested it on fabric and washed it and it didn’t wash out. Yay!!! (good to know!)

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Figure 1 – Set of Stencils and dimensional paint from Faber Castell

 

First I’ll talk about the Stencils.  I read that some people first coat the cardboard stencils with a glaze to help them last longer.  I actually did this but after using several stencils I decided it wasn’t worth it because the paint actually did a good job of coating the stencils.  They are also very strong and I had no problem using them over and over again.  (Side note:  Deb actually told me that I didn’t need to coat them with glaze but I had to see for myself.  Guess I could have saved myself some time if I listened to Deb in the first place.)  (Ha Ha – you should always listen to me. At least that is what I always tell my husband. )

What I loved about the set of stencils was that you can get 10 really cool stencils for a very decent price.   So if you didn’t have any stencils and wanted to try them out this is a great investment. (Plus once they are all coated up with paint and paste and stuff, and not really usable as stencils anymore, you can cut them up and use those pieces in your art!)

I spent most of my time using the Texture paint.  It has a very buttery texture and was easy to apply.  I tested it on paper and fabric as you’ll see in the next figure.  On paper it came out very crisp but my first attempt on fabric I had some leakage under the stencil.    You see that my next attempt came out better but I still had some leakage.

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Figure 2 – Texture Luxe on Paper and Fabric

On my second attempt I tried to stitch around the petals of the leaves to see if I could make them stand out.

As you can see in Figure 3 the stitching didn’t quite show up that well.  This is the piece I test and you can see that the paint stayed on perfectly.   I decided that the dimensional paint would be good on T-Shirts but that I’d have to make sure I had a stencil that really stayed down on the fabric.  (You may want to try to adhere the stencil down with a temporary spray adhesive like 505.) 

 

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Figure 3 – Second attempt at Texture Luxe on Fabric with a close up of some added stitching 

 

You’ll see in Figure 4 that when I used a very tight stencil I got a very crisp image with no leakage on fabric so I know it’s possible to do.

 

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Figure 4 – Texture Luxe with Stencil

 

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Figure 5 – Texture Luxe on Hand Dyed Duck Cloth

Finally, I decided to stencil the flowers on some hand dyed duck cloth that I had previously dyes.  I really love how the copper color popped on the fabric as shown in Figure 5.  I’m thinking of leaving this just as it is and either adding it to a collage piece of maybe even sewing it onto a canvas bag.  I will definitely look into using some of the pearl colored metallic paint and add my own color to the paint.  I can see that with this technique I can make some fun pieces to add to other types of art projects.  I also can see getting some more stencil sets because they have such a great variety.

~Venisa

Thanks for another great product review Venisa. I always love seeing what you do with the products. I love the Faber-Castell products, and the stencil sets and Texture Luxe are great! 

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

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719-266-1866

Painter’s Pixies

28 Jan

Guest blog post by Design Team member Venisa Gallegos

Comments in italics by Deb

 

Blue Twig Assignment for January

This month, Deb gave me a package of Painter’s Thread Collection called Painter’s Pixie Embellishment Pack made by Tentakulum.  This is a great little package that contains all kinds of fun fiber to play with including, textile cards, Threads, Crocheted beads, silk rod and silk trim material. (Each Tentakulum packet is different, with different fibers or trims or ribbons or buttons, etc)

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Figure 1 – Painter’s Pixie Embellishment Pack

What I love about products from Tentakulum are how all the fibers are hand dyed in wonderful colors that go perfectly together.  In this picture you’ll see that I already started pulling layers of silk off the Silk rod.  You should be able to pull off three or four layers from the rod.
Now, what kind of design was I going to create using the kit?  One criteria I gave myself was to somehow find a use for all the different embellishments in the kit.  With that in mind I decided to look through my collection of stencils for design ideas.  The silk from the silk rod reminded me of feathers.  Luckily I had a small feather stencil that I had bought from Blue Twig Studio (we do have LOTS of stencils).  I also thought that somewhere along the line I might have to needle felt the feathers to the fabric so I chose a section of felted wool as my backing.  This will allow me to stitch easily into the wool with whatever threads I’m using. (great recommendation)

First step was to transfer the design onto my background fabric.  I have discovered that the best way to transfer the stencil design onto whatever fabric I’m stitching on is to use the PanPastels Chalk pads (love the PanPastels).  I simply load up a cotton applicator with the chalk from the pad and rub it into the fabric.  Figure 2 below shows the images of two feathers that I transferred to the wool felt piece.

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Figure 2 – Stencil image transferred with chalk

Next, I used the cotton thread from the kit to stitch along the outline of the feathers so that if I lose some of the chalk while stitching I’ll still have the design to work with.  I used a simple back stitch for the outline.  Next, I pulled some of the silk from the rod and basted it down onto the wool felt with the cotton thread.  Once I covered the image, I took my piece over to my needle felting machine and felted down the silk.  You don’t have to have a needle felting machine to felt you can also use a hand needle felting tool to felt the silk down.

After the silk was transferred down I decided it needed some color so I took some of the silk trim and cut off some fuzzy threads.  I then felted these threads into my feathers.  Then, I took some of the cotton thread fiber and did a satin stitch around the top of the feather.  To create the vein of the feathers and to add some feathery details, I used the brown six stand silk floss using simple straight stitches.  Once again I felted down the thread to mesh everything together.  Finally, I decided to attach the crocheted balls to the feathers and the design was complete.  Unfortunately I didn’t find a use for the textile cards but I’m sure I’ll use that in some other creation.  Deb has all sorts of fun fiber products to play with to make simple but fun designs. (There is a 4-session class starting the end of Feb called Stitch Play to teach you lots of fun stitches and how to use different types of threads and fibers in your work)

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Figure 3 – Tentakulum feathers

~Venisa

Thanks Venisa for showing us a cute project to do with the Tentakulum packs.  I can’t wait to see it in person. It looks yummy.

Tentakulum has lots of different types of hand-dyed kits (inluding these Painter’s Pixies). They also have individual fibers, threads, trims, silk hankies, etc. All are hand-dyed with a Painter’s color palette (like Klimt, VanGogh, O’Keefe, Picasso, etc), thus the reason they are called Painter’s colors. All the products from a particular artist can all be blended together easily, but because they are hand-dyed with a variety of colors they don’t look all matchy-matchy.

There are a few Tentakulum products on the website, however it is best to call the shop if you are looking for them so I can find exactly what you are looking for. 

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

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719-266-1866

Dylusions and Distress Sprays and texture

23 Dec

Guest blog post by Design Team member Venisa Gallegos

Comments in italics by Deb

I got some wonderful products to play with this month from Blue Twig Studio. Deb gave me two bottles of the Dylusions Ink Sprays and two bottles of the Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains. I’ve used the Dylusion Spray Inks before and absolutely love them so now I was given the opportunity to compare them to the Distress Spray Stains. They are both Ranger products so I wasn’t worried that they wouldn’t blend well with each other. In the past, I’ve sprayed the Dylusion Inks over stencils designs that I first created by spreading Light Molding Paste over the stencil. After it was dry I went to town spraying color after color on the design. I decided for this month, I’d do the same thing with the Dylusion and Distress Inks but use them across a variety of molding pastes. I also decided to add some white paint spray from DecoArt called Shimmer Mister.

I pulled out the different pastes I had collected including, Fine Pumice, Coarse Pumice, Natural Sand, Fiber and, of course, the light molding paste. Golden produces a variety pack of different pastes so you can try a lot of different types to see what you like. There are also a variety of pastes available from Liquitex. (I do have a number of different paste products from Golden and Liquitex , but they are available in-store only)  The colors of sprays I had to play with was Bubblegum Pink and Crushed Grape from Dylusions and Mermaid Lagoon and Lucky Clover in the Distress sprays. (there are lots of colors in both Dylusions and Distress sprays)

What did I learn? Well, I found that all the pastes did well with fine detail stencils except for the Coarse Pumice. I had the hardest time spreading the Coarse Pumice over the fine detail stencils but it did fine over the less detailed stencils. That said, I loved the result from the Coarse Pumice the best.

I used a variety of different stencils (you know we have a gazillion stencils to choose from) to first lay out the designs I wanted to spray. Remember to let them dry for at least 10-15 minutes or so. It doesn’t really take long in this dry Colorado environment. I happened to be at Deb’s store while I was creating the designs and she wanted to know how each ink dripped down after being sprayed. So, she grabbed the Dylusion Ink and I grabbed the Distress Inks and with a paste stencil design propped up we sprayed at the same time. The Delusions had a much more powerful spray and the ink dripped down the stenciled design nicely. The Distress sprays had a much more finely mist spay and the ink didn’t drip down all that much. Of course, you can spray the Distress inks multiple times and get more of a drip. On several of the stenciled designs, I first sprayed the white Shimmer Mist paint and then sprayed over this with the inks. I also sprayed first with the inks and then spritzed it with the DecoArt white paint. One key step to take if you don’t want the colors to fade in the sun, you need to cover the design with a Glaze. I used the Vintaj Glaze.  (there are numerous Glaze products you can use) The results are shown below.

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fiber paste

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coarse pumice

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natural sand paste

natural sand paste

 

molding paste

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As I’ve mentioned above, I love the texture I get with the Coarse Pumice and can see using this texture if I need to create an impression of rocks. (all the texture pastes are pretty cool though)

I think I’ll convert some of these into small Thank You cards. On the Natural Sand one, I cut up the design into segments and then glued them to some Black Paper Card Stock. Then, I attached several of the segments with jump rings and made Christmas ornaments. For the Fine Pumice design, I grabbed yet another stencil and traced out the design on the back and then cut out the pieces. I again glued this to Black Card Stock and cut out certain sections of the design and turned it into a Christmas ornament as well.

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I think in the future I’ll probably just randomly cut up all the stenciled designs and create a mosaic. There are a lot of options with the inks but what I like the most in being able to blend the colors together. Have fun playing.

~Venisa

 

Thanks Venisa for another fun tutorial. I love all the textures you created. And of course, playing with color is the BEST part. 🙂

Venisa’s samples are at the shop if you want to see them in person. 

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

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719-266-1866

 

 

 

Gel Crayons Review

1 Dec

Guest Blog Post by Design Team Member Venisa Gallegos

Comments in italics from Deb

 

 

This month, Deb gave me some Faber-Castell Gel Crayons.  They are very soft and come in red, yellow, orange, dark blue, grass green, black, silver, neon yellow, neon orange, neon pink, neon blue and neon green.  The cool feature about these crayons is that they come in a nice carrying case and all the crayons are wrapped in twist-up holders.  They are about the thickness of a gelato stick.

 

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I started to use them just like you would any crayon and just started coloring.  I can tell you they have a very smooth and buttery texture and lay down well on paper.  Pretty much what you get with regular crayons, but I then wanted to see how they performed on fabric.  I pulled out some stencils and proceeded to color some white tone on tone fabric that I had (a very cool way to use these).  The crayons themselves are a little bit chunky and didn’t quite reach in all the corners of the stencil so I just grabbed a Q-top and moved the color where it was needed.  As you can see, the neon colors showed up very bright against the white tone on tone fabric.  To get even better coverage, I took a small wet wipe and ran it over the stencil (a trick I learned from Deb).  They aren’t listed as water soluble, but they seemed to work well with water.

 

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In fact, I think using a wet wipe is the best way to apply and blend these crayons on the fabric.  A little messy but still fun.  To dry and “set” the colors I placed a paper towel on top of the fabric and then ran my iron over it.

Since Deb always gets asked if the fabric can be washed, I grabbed a bigger piece of white fabric and used a larger stencil so that I could use all the colors.

 

 

Since I knew I was going to wash this fabric, I spent more time heat setting it with my iron.  I spent probably two minutes going over the design.  So, what happened after washing?  As you can see from the images, I got mixed results.  Basically all the neon colors washed out but the regular basic colors remained.  A bit faded but you can still see the color.  So the lesson is, if you want to put it on fabric for washing, use only the regular, non-neon colors if you don’t want any color to wash out.

I decided to try the colors on black fabric and to my surprise the neon colors did not show up very well.  In fact, after a bit of ironing the colors basically disappeared.  And here I thought the neon colors would show up the brightest (this is why we test things out – so we know for sure).  What I didn’t expect was how bright the regular colors showed up on black as you can see in the figure below.  I added backing to the image and finished it by quilting in the colored areas.

 

 

I made a few more pieces where I just took the crayons and colored on the white tone-on-tone with the results shown below.  As you can see, I stitched one of the colored pieces of fabric with different colored threads.

 

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These are marketed for small children but you can have fun too. (lots of products marketed for kids are fun for adults too)

~Venisa

Thanks for a great review Venisa. I really love how the colors came out on the tone on tone fabrics. The crayons are available at Blue Twig Studio. Samples are at the shop if you want to see them in person. 

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

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719-266-1866

Golden High Flow Acrylics review

20 Oct

Guest Blog Post by Design Team member Venisa Gallegos

Comments in italics by Deb 

So, this month, Deb gave me some Golden High Flow Acrylic paints to play with.  Included were the colors red and green and an iridescent silver. My first thought was, this will be an easy assignment and then reality set in.  What do I do with these High Flow paints? I decided to google how to use these paints and found that they have an ink-like consistency that can be used in painting, drawing, staining, glazing, inking, hand-lettering, spraying, and more. You can use them in an airbrush, dip pen or refillable marker (I loved using them in the markers).  What really caught my eye was that they come in Fluorescent colors.  Woo Hoo!  So, three colors was just not enough to play with so I went back and bought Fluorescent Yellow, Fluorescent Green and Pthalo Green (Blue Shade).  Armed with knowledge and supplies I set about my task.  (gotta love the florescent colors!)

  1. Application with Lutradur

But first I thought, why can’t I just use my regular Golden acrylics with water?  Won’t those be the same?  As it turns out, no they won’t.  Regular Golden Acrylics mixed with water get diluted.  So, that’s the big selling point with the High Flow Acrylics.  They give you concentrated color (which is extremely fluid).   I love working with Lutradur which is a non-woven, polyester fabric.  It’s basically a cross between paper and fabric.  So, I first sprayed the Lutradur with water and then started to splash the High Flow Acrylic paints onto a sheet of Lutradur.  I was immediately able to mix the colors around like finger paints to get an intense background of colors.  I was also able to easily drip and roll the paint around on the Lutradur.  The High Flow Acrylic did indeed brighten up certain areas on my sheet.  Once I had a good background I let the paint dry and once dry I stenciled on an image of a fern leaf (you know I have lots of stencils).  Since the Lutradur is polyester I used my wood burning tool with a sharp point and burned out the stenciled image.  Next, I bonded together several strips of Textiva (or Angelina film) and then put some shimmery Angelina fiber between the sheets.  I placed this between my cut out image and another piece of Lutradur that I colored.  The result is shown below.  I love how the intense colors on the Lutradur help highlight the fern leaf.

 

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  1. Application with Canvas

For another application of the paints I took a sheet of canvas paper and sprayed it with water before again adding the High Flow Acrylic paints.  To see how the color compared with regular watered down acrylics I used some of my regular Golden paints to lay down a layer of blue.  Then, using the High Flow Acrylics I brightened up different areas of the canvas sheet.  I wanted to create highlighted colors that resembled water.  My thoughts on how to finish it was that once dry, I will be able to go back in and stitch around the more intense color areas and see what I get. OK, so I tried to sew through this and broke the needle.  Oh well.  But I still love how the Golden High Flow Acrylics gave me intense areas of color. (I’m sure you will find some use for this beautiful piece!)

 

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  1. Application with Brusho Water Colors

Since the paints flowed like water I decided to use them with my set of Brusho Crystal Inks.  These are basically water colors.   I took some vellum paper and sprayed it with water and then added the Brusho Water Colors.  Next I dripped on some of the Iridescent Silver paint on the paper.  I really liked how the paint mixed with the water color and gave everything a shimmery look.

 

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Conclusion

So, I found that what I liked best about the paints was that they produced intense colors and I could play with them like water colors.  Also, since they are acrylic, the paint can be painted over and not bleed or move around.  I’d definitely recommend trying some and seeing what you can do with them.  Now I have to go back and get some more of those magnificent fluorescent colors.

~Venisa

Thanks Venisa for a fun tutorial and review of products. Blue Twig Studio does carry the Golden High Flow Acrylics and the Brusho Crystals – however they are not currently listed on the website, so if you are interested let me know. The Lutradur and the Angelina are listed on the website. Or you can always stop by the shop to see what is available. ~Deb

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Introducing my new Design Team

29 Sep

I’m excited to introduce my new Design Team to you. It’s kind of fun to have a Design Team (for me and them). They get to play with a variety of products, using them in different ways, experimenting and playing. Then they get to share what they learn with you! So much Fun!

All 3 of these women come from different backgrounds and different artistic and creative pursuits. I know that the diversity of their talents will help you learn more about various products and how to use them. I will let them introduce themselves so you can get to know them better.

 

Pat Mathes

Pat Mathes

Hi, my name is Pat Mathes and I live in Broomfield, Colorado. After I retired, I was finally able to delve into the wonderful world of art and learn all those things I never had time for. I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher and belong to a wonderful group of CZTs that get together often and share new information and techniques. My passion is learning and playing with new techniques and products, and a great deal of my inspiration comes from nature. I love black and white art, but I also love color, so much of my work is Zentangle Inspired Art, combining the two. I also love the symmetry of zendalas and do my own layouts. My dream is to create more whimsical pieces. I was originally inspired and brought to Zentangle by the works of Norma Burnell, who does wonderful fairy and fantasy pieces.

 

 

Terri Ayers

Terri Ayers

I am Terri Ayers. Where did my art start? I am not sure of the exact moment, but it has been a special interest to me from middle school onward.  I am a potter at present and have a home studio and 3 shops/galleries carry my creations.  For fun and income, I teach pottery classes and offer canvas painting parties on location and at a local yogurt shop.  I also love watercolor and just recently discovered art and bible journaling.  Oh the wonders of mixed media!  Denver Botanic Gardens offers some wonderful art classes which have diverted some of my attention from the pottery wheel, but I just can’t resist learning new things. I’ve dabbled in card-making, quilting, calligraphy and beading and many other interests.  I feel very blessed to have the freedom to be creative on most days and look forward to future trips to see and capture the sights!

Venisa Gallegos

Venisa Gallegos

I am Venisa Gallegos and I love all things Zentangle, no, no, I mean all things Hand stitching, no, no, I mean all things Beading, no, no, I mean all things Micro-Macramé.  I think you get the picture.  I love playing will all different craft mediums, however the one constant is always my use of Color.  I love Color.  In fact, my motto is “You have to use ALL THE COLORS”.  This can be for gel pens, thread, fabric, beads, and anything else you can imagine.  I strive to use all the colors which is the best way for me to express myself creatively.

 

See how much fun these women are? I look forward to seeing what they will contribute over the next 6 months.

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

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5039 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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Wedding Dress Challenge Projects

19 Oct

The Wedding Dress Challenge was such a fun project to do. You can read about the original challenge here. The idea was to take pieces of wedding dresses and create something new with them. The participants could cut them apart, dye them, shred them, add other stuff to them, anything they wanted. The creativity was wonderful and I am glad to share these wonderful works of art with you.

Here is an idea of what the participants started with.

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And here is what they did with the challenge pieces. These are in no particular order.

Lita Page made a z e n t a n g l eâ art piece, drawing directly onto the fabric she was given, and using the beaded pieces in the corners.

Lita Page

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Carolyn Rupp created an adorable little baby bonnet.

Carolyn Rupp

another view of bonnet

Sheri Rhoades made a beautiful applique pillow for her bedroom.

Sheri Rhoades

Teresa Brost created this cute little stick doll. Don’t you love her hair?

Teresa Brost

Kerry Cain made a beautiful crazy quilt wall hanging. She put a lot of time into hand stitching on this piece.

Kerry Cain

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Kathy Genz created a pretty wall hanging as well with some pretty flowers.

Kathy Genz

Lucy Rees also created a wall hanging, using the opportunity to try out some new techniques.

Lucy Rees

Camilla Widegren created a pretty little purse to use for a party she is attending.

Camilla Widegren

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Venisa Gallegos also created a wall hanging, changing it a few times until she got the colors that sang to her.

Venisa Gallegos

Kathy King had a lot of fabric in her packet so she made several different projects. A set of ATCs for our ATC trading group, a pillow, and a journal cover.

Kathy King

Kathy King

Kathy King

Gail Eamon created a beautiful wedding album.

Gail Eamon

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Linda Logan created several projects as well from her challenge pieces. She created a wall hanging as part of the train looked like it was a Christmas tree.

Linda Logan

She also created some pages for her Mermaids & Seahorses journal.

Linda Logan

Linda Logan

Linda Mangus also created several projects from her challenge pieces. She made some ATCs for TEVO, a couple of stick dolls, and a journal cover.

Linda Mangus

Linda Mangus

Chris Dickinson created this beautiful Angel from her fabric, of which she had quite a bit and was determined to use all of it.

Chris Dickinson

Linda Schwarz created this lovely triptych pieces with beautiful stitching.

Linda Schwarz

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And these are my two pieces. I used one piece to hand sew on the front of a little bag I made. And the other pieces were used in a wall hanging.

Deb Prewitt

Deb Prewitt

I hope you enjoyed seeing the final projects from this challenge. I loved the variety of ideas that were generated. Simply amazing.

Stay tuned for another Blue Twig Studio challenge coming your way. As always, remember to schedul time to play! See how much fun we all had!

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