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08/27/11
Easy Mixed Media Booklet
Filed under: General, Book Arts, Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Creativity, Creative Every Day
Posted by: Mary @ 2:07 pm

Here is an easy mixed media collage booklet that I put together last week. It started out as a 4″ by 9″ 16-page promotional booklet for the town of Chester that I picked up somewhere. It was in my pile of local interest flyers and turned out to be the perfect size for this. First I glued pairs of pages together with mat gel medium and separated the pages with wax paper while they were drying so that they wouldn’t stick together. Once everything was dry, I removed the wax paper and primed the pages with gesso. After that was dry, I painted color fields of acrylic onto the pages to make interesting backgrounds. Finally, I sorted through my collage bins and chose items that appealed to me and glued them down using a glue stick. Here is an animated gif of the booklet.


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08/13/11
Rainbow Leaves Quilt in Show
Filed under: General, Quilt Art, Design, Quilting, Creative Every Day
Posted by: Mary @ 6:34 pm

My rainbow leaves quilt was in the GHQG quilt show last weekend. Fall is my favorite time of year and this was a perfect theme to design a quilt for my antique four-poster bed. I chose a rainbow of colors in my favorite fabrics from stash. This is an original paper pieced design that was laid out in Adobe Illustrator. It was machine pieced and machine quilted by yours truly. It is a bit like wrestling an alligator to machine quilt a bed size quilt on a Bernina 1090 with a standard size opening but I rolled and tugged and pushed and pulled and did it in stages. The background area is quilted in loose puzzle piece shapes so that the leaves pop out and the strip pieced border has freeform leaves quilted into it.


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08/06/11
Flying Lessons
Filed under: General, Inspiration
Posted by: Mary @ 8:43 pm

I’m taking flying lessons with Kelly Rae Roberts :-)


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