Category Archives: 2008

Piano Hinge Paper Bag Book

One of my art buddies, Elizabeth, posted this tutorial on her blog and I have been anxiously waiting to make one.  Well last night I took a break from the concertina journal to try one of these books.  WOW!  This … Continue reading

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Concertina Journal Panel 4

Panel 4 made with Perle cotton and beads.  (this one does not feel done yet but I will leave it and move on until I can make up my mind what to do next). up close. Here is a pic … Continue reading

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Concertina Journal Panel 3

In this panel I used Perle cotton, glass beads and a few found plastic buttons in the shape of a flower.  up close to show the textures and depth. Stay warm, enjoy!

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Concertina Journal Panel 2

Thank you for all your wonderful comments, ideas and support!!  I finished the second panel last night while waiting for Santa to arrive.   I used Perle cotton, sequins, glass and gold beads and silk ribbon.  Below is a close up … Continue reading

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Concertina Fabric Journal Part 3

Yesterday I made some more progress on my journal.  I attached the background pieces with zig zag stitching and then ironed on the floral motifs and the strip of circles. I pulled out the perle cotton threads and some beads and just … Continue reading

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Etsy Shopping with My Friends

My friend Denise at Artful Bliss has recently opened her Etsy shop.  If you are looking for antique german dolls, doll parts, vintage treasures or other unique items for your art, take a look at what she has.  Another local art sister, Sue at … Continue reading

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Journal Prompt-a-Day by Kelly Kilmer

Oh boy, guess what I read last night?  One of my very favorite journal artists, Kelly Kilmer is now offering a monthly  on-line mixed media journal class called “A Prompt A Day”.  Take a look at the class description on her … Continue reading

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