Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Sunday, 4 October 2009

Blowin' In The Wind

You may remember I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was taking part in an online Book study being run by the very talented Belinda . Together we will be working through  a book by Kelli Perkins called Stitch Alchemy.
First job to do was to make some Fabric Paper - if you are interested check out Belinda's Blog - Basically you layer paper onto muslin and all is coated with PVA glue. These are my first efforts drying on the linen line because I am far too impatient to let them dry over night.

My first piece is the black and white one, which is basically stamped images onto tissue paper, I realised that after I had done it that maybe this is too much like a 'picture' to be able to use the fabric paper when it is complete .. not sure I'll have to wait and see. The one on the left is just torn papers. Mmmmm we shall see! The third and final piece for today because I have used all my muslin is pure serendipity. It is just squares of the odd bits and bobs that were in my bits and bobs of paper drawer (which needed to be used because it was overflowing! I just went with it and purposely did not give much thought to where I placed things, I wanted it to be quite free.

None of these pieces are anywhere near finished, we have a lot of work to do to them, but that's stage one and it for today until they are properly dry

I'm really looking forward to working through this book with a group of people, I am guilty - and I am sure alot/most of you are as well - of buying a book and browsing through it maybe picking up a few ideas, but never working the book to it's full potential, and it will be great to see how other people tackle the various processes.

If you can get hold of a copy of the book, why not join in?? check out Belinda's Blog for details!!


  1. hhmmm don't look much like a book to me - yet !!!

    Sparkles [your devoted mate x ]

  2. Noooooooooooo..... we are studying the Book not making one.. but I might who knows!

  3. I just joined the group and I am looking forward to playing along. Great start! My book will be here Monday...Hurray!

    Nice to meet you! Big Hug!

  4. Love your washing art :)
    Hugs for the weekend my friend

  5. You've got a great start going here! ~Denise from mmartfriends

  6. Hello Nick! Guess what arrived in the post for me? Gorgeoussness Green Man! Thank you soo much for that. I love him.
    Now, isn't that such a clever cool idea? Paper on muslin! I'm heading off to say hello to Belinda to tell her how clever she is. Love your dirty linen!

  7. I came here from Debrina's blog and I love your fabric paper too!


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