Saturday, July 13, 2013

SEWN Pattern Journal

An afternoon of cutting and arranging
 
 
The inside cover is deli paper painted with black and white gesso.
 
After sewing
 
Front cover - Inside is a portfolio of seven pages
 
Back cover
 
 
 
 
 

 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Playing with Patterns for SEWN Class

I spent the weekend painting papers for the online SEWN class. I had lots of strips of watercolor paper leftover from book making, so that's what I used. In the first photo below, the lattice design on the bottom is a stencil sprayed with Dylusions and Adirondack colors.



 

Vellum that my friend Jann brought that I painted with Twinkling H2Os. The vellum paper curls as soon as it gets wet!
 
 
 
 
I had pinned a lot of scallop patterns so I painted one for myself. It was time consuming - not fast and spontaneous! The strip above the scallops is from cleaning my brush between colors. I like the contrast of the two styles.
 
 
 
Here's fast and loose!
 
 
 
This one was painted fast with India Ink and Twinkling H2Os. I slowly added the dots afterwards.
 
In the next photo there's a stencil on the top, another strip I created as I cleaned off the brush, and the bottom strip is a stamp I carved.
 
My favorite strip from painting on Saturday. The grey is acrylic ink that I am loving. The bright pink center diamond is Daniel Smith watercolor 'Opera'. 
 
 
I pinned a lot of herringbone patterns. The lattice on the top is from Stencil Girl's Stencil of the Month club.
 
 
Playing with color on color
 
 
Adding pen lines
 
 
Off to make this week's assignment - a pattern book!