Thursday, May 30, 2013

Kindle cover

I think I may start making e-reader (tablet, etc) covers.  Here's one I made for my own Kindle.  I've been sitting on this beautiful piece of marbled fabric for years, just staring at it hanging on the wall, not wanting to cut into it, not knowing what would be the perfect use for it.  The time has come to put it to good use - and with the Kindle cover, I find I stare at it even more.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Paper Collage

My latest obsession, paper collage.  I've been using paper bits in my work for a few years now, but only gluing them in place and then stitching on top to keep everything together, and finishing by stitching (to a card,  bookmark, etc).  What I'm doing now is actually gluing the paper (and fabric bits too, still) straight to canvas, including around the edges, and then varnishing to seal the whole thing in.  I love the look!