Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Second Paper Quilt



I just realized that I hadn't posted this yet. This paper quilt is 12" X 12" and is from the second lesson in Terri Stegmiller's class, Paper Quilting Explorations. I'm having a lot of fun with this class. In the first lesson, we colored our fabric-backed paper while it was still wet with the glue. For this lesson, we waited until it was dry to color it. Terri gave us several more suggestions for coloring techniques. I used Twinkling H2Os on the bird. For the background, I took one of the pieces I did from the first week and added to it, using sequin waste (also know as punchinella) as a stencil, paint bottle lid as a stamp, and edge of a credit card as a paintbrush. The words are computer printed on watercolor paper. The branch and beak are scrapbook papers, and the eye is painted on watercolor paper. The leaves are papers from the first lesson. The music notes are drawn directly onto the background. This was fun to do, especially the background - I really love adding more and more layers like this. I want to do a fish quilt too.

6 comments:

maggi said...

This is a really fun piece, I could almost hear him singing.

StegArt said...

I love how your bird paper quilt turned out Cheryl!

Fannie said...

Nice, C! I can't wait to see your fish quilt. Enjoy the class.

freebird said...

It's good to know I am not the only one to forget things I should be posting! I've got my tag list up. It's right here.

I had started to write up my list and my windows explorer quit on me. It was late so I went to bed. I should have realized I would then forget to do it again!

marciglenn said...

What a really cute quilt. I am partial to the layered backgrounds as well. Can't wait to see the fish quilt. Hugs.

One Creative Queen said...

You've got a great blog! You're very talented and I really enjoyed looking through your latest works. (I found my way via Jessica's blog and your question about Sheer Heaven.)

I'm thinking you like doing the layered backgrounds because you are *really* good at them! You have some beautiful work - and I'm glad you share your pieces. You have definitely inspired me! I bookmarked your blog and will be back often to check out your new projects. Awesome talent!!

BTW - It seems you love your embellisher. I'm pining for one and am curious - after playing with yours, what features would you require a machine to have if you were to buy another one? Are there any features you thought would be important but you've found you really don't use? I would appreciate your thoughts!

Katherine :)