Thursday, January 26, 2012

Patchwork

I attended a workshop last Saturday taught by Debi McManus-Plett, an amazing instructor! Our project was creating a patchwork of textured pieces, to fit in a 12 x 12 frame.  This is my "getting there" piece. I'm still working on some stitching and final touches.
 
I believe this class is based on a Tim Holtz credited idea, made larger and done with Debi's style. The substrate is grunge board, and the texture is made using "embossing folders" on a Cuttlebug. All new to me. 
Grunge board is interesting stuff to work on, and the texture plates are a bit cool... (Repeat after me: I don't need anymore art tools. teehee!)  I do have distress inks which created most of the color, and added some Perfect Pearls color spray on a couple of pieces to add a bit of sparkle. 

This is from the first few hours of class... laying out the pattern and figuring out color and texture. Thank goodness she gave us a pattern template to follow. :)  
More to come on this.


And now I want to pop over to Paint Party Friday to see what other folks have worked on this week. 



Linking with Eva and Kristin at Paint Party Friday



23 comments:

Cheryl said...

I like what you are working on. Good luck with the stitching. Mine is hanging on the wall.

Victoria said...

So beautiful..gorgeous color palette...wonderfully inspiring!
victoria

Debbie said...

Beautiful textures and colors!

Netty said...

Thought I recognised the Tim Holtz style. Love the added stitching. Happy PPF, x

Ginny said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your work. It is very inspiring.

Carol L McKenna said...

Very colorful and creative work ~ love it ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

Beautiful quilt! happy PPF!

Ayala Art said...

So pretty!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I look forward to seeing this as a finished piece... it is amazing how many new products and methods are out there isn't it... great textures and hapy ppf

EVA said...

Beautiful!!

carlarey said...

This looks terrific, all the colors and textures are great.

I am having to plug my ears and sing La-la-la whenever I hear about new classes and products.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your mixed-media quilt!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Phoenix Peacock said...

fantastic patchwork

Apni Avani said...

Oh so beautiful and attractive! Waiting to see the finished piece.

SHERI C said...

Your patchwork art is gorgeous!
Thai is what I love about PPF. Artists learning new fun ways to create art.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Looks very interesting. I've been very tempted to buy embossing folders too. I have never used them but the results appeal to me. I love working with card and paper, just don't have the space to enjoy it......

Renee! said...

Very nice Helen! I love this patchwork piece!
Fabulous! Thanks for commenting on my blog... I just followed yours and would love it if you'd follow mine too!
Can't wait to see what your up to next!
PPF love,
Renee
xoxo
www.fussitup.blogspot.com

Anne said...

I LOVE this. So beautiful!! TFS.

Happy PPF!

Julie said...

This is really beautiful, I love how all the pieces blend together.

Gloria said...

Hi Helen. Love your mixed media patchwork that really looks like a beautiful quilt. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.:)

Beadwright said...

Hi Hellen this is a great piece. Love the subject and how you put it all together
Nicole/Beadwright

Ellie said...

Love the patchwork - such wonderful textures and love the birds.

JKW said...

I certainly love the look of it. Blessings, Janet PPF

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