Monday, November 16, 2009

AEDM Day 16

Once again, I am avoiding some projects that have deadlines in order to have fun and explore! I got such positive comments about the bookmarks that I decided to make another batch of paper-cloth in order to make more. The library where I work has a holiday sale every year, selling slightly used and new books at great prices. I thought I might donate some bookmarks and see how they are received. This is the latest paper-cloth, which I learned from an article by Kelli Nina Perkins in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine (May/June 2009, issue 24). This time I stamped some white snowflakes onto the tissue paper before tearing it up, and I layered it on a fabric that was already a pale lavender. After the glue wash was dry, I added some scraps of dotted swiss, curtain lace, and other sheer fabrics. Next, I will make a quilt sandwich and do some machine stitching all over it to make sure everything is well attached. Then I'll cut it into bookmark-size strips and add embellishments and words. I'll bind them with a zig-zag stitch, yarn or cording. Even though it seems like a lot of steps for something I'll be giving away, it's nice to have a bunch of small projects to work on when I only have a few minutes, or I'm just too tired to tackle one of my more ambitious projects.


Susie said...

Doesn't it feel decadent to play instead of work on the deadline projects? This is lovely paper cloth. The bookmarks will be gorgeous, I'm sure.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Fabulous! I love the snowflakes. I bought Kelli's book and joined the book study group too but have yet to do any!! :)


Leah said...

beautiful! love the colors too!

Anonymous said...

I think this is gorgeous. LOVE it!! I hope you show photos of the finished product sometime before the end of our fabulous Art Every Day Month!

Vivien said...

Can't wait to see the finished book marks. My guess is they'll be gorgeous and very well received.