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Quilt, stamp, or both?

I have this little pillow made from my hand painted fabric that was originally going to have buttons but then I made the Terial Magic, painted and stitched butterflies and had some other thoughts.

butterfly flower pillow
5 butterflies washed

I made a flower stamp out of Sculpey Bake and Bend clay so I could just stamp on the right side of the pillow and add some green leaves.

butterfly pillow flower stamp1
butterfly pillow flower stamp test

Or maybe I’ll just use black thread and quilt a flower design OR maybe I’ll do both…

butterfly pillow flower quilting idea1

What would you do?

Promises promises…

My husband and I celebrate our 35th anniversary this coming week and I guess that is why Valentine’s Day is no big deal to me (that and the fact that I should stay away from chocolate and our cat eats flowers and doesn’t keep them down).

Anyway, in keeping with the spirit of LOVE, I thought I would play a little with hearts. It started as a mono print and ending with questionable results but as always it was fun experimenting. For the last print pictured below I just stuck the contact paper hearts onto the plexi, rolled the paint covered brayer over them and placed the fabric on it. I’m sure if I had used the Gelli Arts print plate the results would have been better.

heart print materials 1
heart print materials 2
heart print materials setup
heart print plexi brayer
purpleheartslarge
Paint on plexiglass then brayed on materials
heart print first attemp
The back was better than the front but still not good…
heart print1
So print over it.

New fabric

Well, I haven’t posted for a while! I have been spending way too much time in the kitchen which I love except that it keeps me from my non-edible artwork. But now it is sunny and I’m happy to be creating more in the studio.

We have had down right hot days here in San Diego so here is a bit of comfort in a fabric piece (a whole cloth) I created in honor of winter…

Cocoa Rings and Marshmallows
Cocoa Rings and Marshmallows