Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ornies and Journal Cover Completed

First,Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my book and Madame LeChat. I really do hope my exchange partner likes it and I hope our get-together isn't snowed out! Now to answer questions about "Heart Songs", I would like to teach a class in this technique. I am working on ideas for one--maybe something involving an altered photo album into a journal type thing. It was a lot of work, but it actually went pretty quick though there was a lot of waiting for stuff to dry. I planned the format in advance and the size of the pages (6 1/4" x 4 1/2") and the words I wanted to use. I did the collage for the pages in pastel colors though I didn't use the lavendar or blue pages.

I did finish the Ornies for the Pet Ornament Swap. I must admit I wasn't very imaginative and only did CQ stockings with a pic of my precious Diamond and a felt bone stuffed in the top.
I also did a doll type ornament. These have elongaged bodies, flat faces, and butterfly wings. They are trimmed with beaded trim and ribbon.
Lastly, I decided to make a prototype of an altered album--something you could carry in your purse--albeit a large one. I used an album that holds 4"x6" pics that you can pick up at any of the craft stores for 66c to $1 each. I plan to "alter" the pages to so there are sketch pages, pockets, photo pages etc. Here is the base fabric made from muslin with tissue paper collaged to it.
Here are the finished covers, front and back.

There are paper cutouts, foiling, expandapaint, ribbon, free-motion stitching, burnt metallic silk sheer, a clay face, a drawn moon, and lace left from my wedding dress. I used lots of Gel Medium, matte and irridescent, Lummier paints, dimensional paints, craft foam, and Pearl-ex Pigment powders. The word is Visions and that is done with Craft foam heated and then stamped. Here is a pic of the whole cover front and back


Tami said...

The journal cover is beautiful! I can't wait to see how you make the interior altered pages. But I also think that this would be great as just a notebook cover too. :-)

Clothmatters said...

Stephanie- Your work is spectacular! I love looking at your works of art on your blog. Well done.

Anonymous said...

WOW Thanks for sharing...the faces on your doll ornaments, did you draw them, paint them? very beautiful!