"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Artful Gathering cont'd

Jean from Florida made each of us this wonderful suede pouch, complete with fringe and a concho, to hold 25 cards which she also made featuring cowboys and cowgirls through the ages. The backs were printed with their history. I did the math and she made over 500 of these - wow, Jean, and thanks!

We all made nametags with the kits Autumn brought - these included the pre-cut cardstock, images, words, mica and fibers. I am going to add this to one of the pages in my western book.

Autumn also did a canvas hanging project which I loved. First we glued old book pages to the unstretched canvas and, after drying it, peeled portions off by sticking tape in places and peeling off. This gave a great texture. We then added pieces of torn fabric and an image with fusible webbing. Embellishments are paper or fabric flowers, buttons, and hand-stitching. The hangers were made from regular wire coat hangers! These two were her samples - I haven't finished mine but will post them later.

Linda showed us how to make two large tags using a Tim Holtz embossing technique and Cosmo Cricket papers. This is one of mine - the other is in my book.

Cher brought wooden boot cutouts and papers for us to embellish a cowboy boot. See the boot decorations on either side? These are actually made with a maple leaf punch! I've added this to a page in my book as well and you will see a better photo when I post the book pages.

You can see we were busy, busy, busy! But what fun we had. More tomorrow...

1 comment:

Vicki C said...

What a great bunch of creations! Fantastic!

PS. Thanks for sharing your childhood memories on my blog post. My kids had cloth diapers also!!