Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Be sure to zoom in on the words, wisdom cut from magazine pages.
The cat says Meow. The orange writing says "this book belongs to Deb, and she wants it back!".
The vegetable paper covering the inside is a little bag from a local store.
Posted by Kat Campau at 9:23 AM
Monday, July 23, 2012
While cleaning the cottage, a virtuous act, I came upon this box. It once housed a motor kit, made by a grandson. Since it was nearly empty, and had been for a couple summers, I repurposed the box. When you do good things, you get the reward, a cool box to play with. Remember how your kids play with the boxes on Christmas?
Next week I get to play with my peeps for 3 days, and make stuff. I must have done something else virtuous.
Posted by Kat Campau at 4:35 PM
Sunday, July 22, 2012
You can see I folded up the bottom edge, to make a pocket, and to fit my pages.
Below is an inside page. I colorwashed the paper, and collaged torn bits of wrapping paper, patterns, and maps on them. Then I whitewashed them, enough to be able to write.
Posted by Kat Campau at 6:00 PM
Saturday, July 21, 2012
All the wisdom I gathered from cutting words from magazines.
My book also has tabs. One says Samuel Johnson, the next Road Trip, then a Gala color paint chip, and a couple strips cut from a watercolor painting.
This book project was the first, and you know I never make just one.
p.s. Remind me to show you my abstracts too.
Posted by Kat Campau at 9:18 PM
Friday, July 13, 2012
Then you use a little tool to blow out the egg contents, and rinse with vinegar water.
It was our first try, and we are very happy with the results.
I think we'll make this a family tradition, three generations of Pysanky artists.
Posted by Kat Campau at 12:08 PM
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
and we worked on some stacked, layered, velvet, felt, organza pieces. We piled them up, quilted them with designs, and burned away the parts we didn't want. This made the yellow felt look like Colby cheese. It was a fun experiment. The only cotton thread I had was gray, black would look better. Mine is the yellow one, Debs' is black, red and gray.
This is her finished piece. She used paper as the top layer.
This is my finished piece. I used organza as the top layer. I will distress it more, as soon as I get a wire brush.
Posted by Kat Campau at 9:46 AM
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Posted by Kat Campau at 2:40 PM
Then I distressed it with a heat gun, melting the layers unevenly to expose the underneath colors and textures.
Then I used a woodburning tool to burn away parts of it. The edges have curled up, like a potato chip. I think I like it.
This is the way it looks now. I might do more burning.
Posted by Kat Campau at 11:58 AM
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