Saturday, July 26, 2014

Member Missionary Mustache Poster

Mustache Poster

Add the Missionaries phone number to the bottom.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Zentangle Obsession

My Newest Obsession... ZenTangles!

Pen & Colored Pencil
Thanks to Marie English of the Utah Calligraphic Artists I got to spend a whole day learning the art of Zentangle! 

I don't have time to write much about this... I need to get back to my work on Zentangles, by Me :)
Cream Zendala - black and brown micron pen & white gel pen

Argyle Canvas

Argyle Canvas

Supplies needed: scrapbook paper, canvas, collage pauge, black acrylic and a brush (any type will do)
I used 3" squares of Scrapbook paper to make these. I found it best to start on an edge and work out from there. I used Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage glossy by Aleene's both under and over the paper squares. 
After they were all dry, I painted them with black acrylic paint that was watered down then wiped off the excess.  I left more in some places to give it an antiqued look.  This was fun to do. Now I just need ideas of what to do with them...

Wall Cloths with an Embroidery Machine

 To get started: Hoop thin Batting sandwiched between backing fabric and front background fabric.

Step 1: Lay sky fabric over area to be stitched. Let machine stitch the outline then do stars and sky swirl details.

Step 2: Detatch hoop from arms, leaving fabric tightly hooped.  Trim away excess fabric. Replace hoop into arms of machine.

Step 3:  Lay star fabric over star area to be stitched. Let it stitch only the star.  Let embroidery machine stitch star light and Bethlehem.

Step 4:  Move away any excess fabric and lay desert fabric over that area. Stitch the ground outline and detatch the hoops from arms - leave it hooped still.

Step 5:  Trim away excess fabric from star and desert. Re-attach hoop to machine and let it finish.

Step 6:  Unhoop. Trim background down leaving enough excess for 1/2" seams all around. Bind with contrasting 2" border. Tabs for hanging are 2"x6" strips.

Embroidery design:

Pointed Pen Practice