Sunday, March 2, 2008

A Couple of Quick Projects

The last couple of days I have been digging through my stash and looking for something quick that I've not tried before.

I printed out Sue Bleiweiss' instructions for a padfolio several months ago. It is available as a free project on the Fibre & Stitch web site. This looked like a good opportunity to experiment (translates to "play") with different fabrics and try something different. I can see how this could become an obsession! The basic technique is fairly simple and you have lots of room to get creative. I tried fusing organza and stamping on fabric on one and free hand quilting on the other one. Both worked great. I want to do more with fabric paints and I have scraps of angelina and Tyvek that are waiting to get used up. And I will make postcards from THESE scraps. Cool!

I started reading Sue's blog late last year and since then she has developed these simple wrapfolios into full fledged professional looking journals. You NEED to check out her blog here (browse the archives, too) and her etsy shop here. There is a ton of inspiration on those pages. She is working on an on-line class to be available in the fall and I am definitely marking my calendar!

My folios have a simple interior - not as elaborate as Sue's - but I did say I wanted quick!
After a couple of days of spring weather, today we have grey skies and rain. Perfect for stitching on my Sumptuous Surfaces class piece! And then on to this month's TIF. Gotta think about this one.


Sue B said...

oh my gosh Liz, these are FABULOUS! I am totally in love with both of them. They're awesome!

jenclair said...

These ARE fabulous! I adore both of them.