Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Photoshop background

This is a piece that I'm working on in Photoshop and Illustrator.  I scanned into the computer a piece of  my snow-dyed fabric then I layered text and some simple drawings on top.  I am still planning on playing around with the layers and then printing it onto fabric to use as a background for a new art quilt.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Photoshop practice

This is a piece that I have been playing around with.  I used Citra-Solv on an old National Geographic magazine and got some cool dissolved images.  I then layered them in Photoshop and added the words.  Now I get to use the images over and over in different art.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

handmade sketchbooks

I have been experimenting with handmade sketchbooks recently.  I started with my hand dyed cotton fabric, then I stamped layers of different stamps on the fabric.  Half of the stamps I carved myself.  After I had the layers built up I thread sketched some of the stamped designs and then quilted the fabric.  I used poly felt as the batting for a bit of stiffness.  I used purchased fabric for the backing.  I sewed the cover inside out and then turned it for nice smooth edges before quilting.  I used waxed thread to sew the signatures into the cover.  Here are pictures of my first two books.

 I still need to practice picture taking so that all my pictures come out with good color.  I will continue to work on the lighting.