Sticks and Stones ...I did not know for sure what this was going to be when I started it, but I knew the title would be Sticks and Stones! When starting this I noticed there were a lot of lines and circles; I think that is where the name came from. I am not good at naming my pieces so its a big thing coming up with a name so early!!
I took a lightweight canvas napkin (on clearance for $1.50 for a set of 4!!!) and painted it!! Using metallic paints and the 5x5 Gelli Plate I did a series of prints lined up to fill the square. Then I over-stamped with the circle plate. Grabbed me some acrylic paint, stencil, markers and brushes, and doodled and stenciled accents!! Then I thought of what it could be .. book cover? Journal? Wall hanging? Bag? Pillow? The Pillow was eliminated after sewing paper to it.
|I used scraps of other printed and painted fabric and papers, dictionary pages, scrapbook paper, and some awesome black and white fabric. I also did some wild stitching to add to the hand drawn doodles. |
This whole project was way out of my normal colors, but the more I added the more I liked it!! There is a lot of elements that make me happy: the paper, paint, fabric, and sewing. I incorporated as many artsy loves as I could. Even the yarn is my hand-spun yarn! The slideshow video shows all the different things/ways I wanted to do this, but I decided for now It is staying this way, Because I like it!!
You can see my process in these two videos!~ Jean
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