I had the pleasure of teaching two very fun Gelli Printing classes at the Hamilton Calligraphy Guild's "Magical Calligraphy Tour" mini conference on the weekend. THANK YOU ladies for making me feel so welcome and taking the class with me!
Here's a few snippets from one of the classes... if you are interested in learning more about Gelli Printing, please feel free to contact me at the studio anytime. Love to share this with you too!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
We had a fabulous Saturday afternoon on the long weekend creating unique and ornate clay earthenware bowls.
Susan Spencer Gervais educated our group about the clay, showed some tips and tricks for molding and creating true works of art. Each bowl is stunning.... can't wait to see them fired!
|A selection of the 10 bowls created|
|Karen's Bowl - decorated with stamps by Catherine Scanlon Designs.|
|Drying... getting ready to put in the Kiln|
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Today on the Canadian Scrapbooker blog there is a post I created featuring my favourite Soft Gel, USArtQuest's PPA- Perfect Paper Adhesive and Prills.
I love USArtQuest products - if you know my art or watch my videos you'll know their products are some of my go-tos!! *smile* This technique using the Prills with the PPA is a very simple process that gives very pretty dimensional results.
Be sure to check it out!
Find USArtQuest products in our studio and in our online store here: USArtQuest Products
Friday, May 08, 2015
This card features hand painted and gelli printed fabrics, papers, tissue and even painted paper towel. It was adhered with a soft gel (PPA) and then free motion stitched in place.
See how I created the "tie dye" look in the base fabric and put the card together on the recorded video. Enjoy! And....BE WELL!!
Friday, May 01, 2015
I'll be hanging this in a tree at home later this week sending my thoughts to them in the wind (so to speak) Be good to each other and have a creative day!!
6x9 Canvas sheet
6 Coloured strips of fabric (from Give a Darn Yarn)
Stained by Sharpie Black Pen
Adhesive Backed Felt - (Camelot Fabrics)
Stencils - Be In Love and Daily Buzz (Crafter's Workshop)
SoSoft Paint (DecoArt)
Media Paint Misters - Red and Shimmer White (DecoArt)
Thread - White and Varigated Black
Brother Tools Used:
85e Sewing Machine *available in Studio
SA129 Free Motion Quilting foot *available in Studio
CM100DM ScanNCut Machine *CM550DM available in Studio
Middle Tack Mat 12x12
*created cut file in ScanNCut Canvas
Thursday, April 23, 2015
This is show season. We were at ScrapFest earlier this month and tonight I am off to the CreativFestival in Toronto for that weekend show. Since I would be able to broadcast on my normal Thursday night yet again this week... I took to the airways yesterday afternoon for an impromptu broadcast where I created a fun quilted necklace to wear at this weekend's show.
This necklace was inspired by a project in Mark Montano's Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2 . Loved it (you'll see his project in the video recording below) and thought how wonderful -- and I could use some previously quilted "practice sandwiches" that I had in my stash. Recognize the fabric?
They are the practice swatches from the broadcast entitled Free-Motion Quilting ....and Painting I did last month. *BIG SMILES* Told you I'd use the practice fabric!! Love how this turned out.
Here is the recording of the broadcast where I explain the inspiration and the process. ENJOY! See you all soon!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Tina came in to sew her rag quilt together. She printed her fabric last week and Saturday was the big sewing day. She has a secret -- She hadn't sewn before!! Didn't she do a fantastic job!!?!!
And Gord was in reviving an older class of mine, Plastered Luminescence. He carved a plastered wood panel and then painted it with ColourArte Silks! SOOOOO awesome. The picture on the left is of him sealing his work with self leveling gel. The picture on the right is his finished project. Look Cathy... someone got out his old stained glass patterns for this project! *wink*
Deanna was in printing fabric as well - can't believe I didn't snap a pic or two of her work cause it was gorgeous too!
Hope you all had a creative weekend and that we see you in the studio again soon!!