28.8.14

Illustration Friday ~ skull


~ 2½" embroidered pin cushion ~


 I am so happy with the results of this project.
Free People posted an article showing of to craft a mason jar into a sewing kit, take a look here.
I had a tiny mason jar perfect for storing pins and making a pin cushion with the lid is a great idea. 

 I embroidered the fabric first, then stuffed in a lot of batting. The lid snapped easily into place with the ring, even with the fabric in between. I trimmed the excess fabric off and hot glued it down to the center of the lid.  Here are some photos of the process. 









To view all the submissions for "skull" click here.

1.8.14

& mini-mandalas








 Little skull & feather mandalas on pages of an old book, 3 x 4½".

29.7.14

Denim & Bleach








 I recently cut a pair of jeans into shorts and used the remaining pieces to experiment using bleach.
It was like painting with invisible ink, with the excitement of watching the results slowly emerge!

27.7.14

Skull Simulacrum 2

 When I saw this skull emerging from the peeling paint, I immediately thought of Skull-A-Day.
This is a great part of my old neighbourhood, a train underpass. I took a couple of photos.




 And Skull-A-Day recently posted my submission! Take a look here.



 See the first skull simulacrum photo I sent in here.

24.7.14

Illustration Friday ~ repeat

 Repeat, repeat, repeat.
These little houses are on 6¼ x 4¼ pages of an old book.
























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17.7.14

Little Houses

 After making a quick white maquette last summer (check here), I've been wanting to create more little houses with gardens and gates. I've been playing around with house proportions on 4" x 6½" pieces of paper, then cutting out gates and hedges to layer on top.


sent to Angela

house #005 (without gate)


house #003


house #004


house #006


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