Welcome to my Magicial World *** Where Magical Things Happen*** My Studio's name is Crow Haven Farm! Beware...The Crow Is Always Watching and Creating! I am a self-taught Mixed-Media Artist residing in Pennslyvania. All my pieces are one-of-a-kind originals. You can visit me at www.crowhavenfarm.etsy.com
CHEERS TO ALL!
Friday, June 11, 2010
What the Crow Has Created In The Magical Studio!
GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS...
I guess I have been away from Blogger for a bit and they have CHANGED everything around. I can't figure out how to do my blog posts and the pictures are jumbled together...what the hell! LOL So please be patient with me while I try to figure this new blogger out! LOLI have been working on some new projects and hopefully you will be able to follow me here with these messed up pictures. I have been working on some sewing projects and this is the first Rag Bag I made. It is really easy to make and I love the look of these bags. Very Shabby Chic and vintage looking. I am debating on tea or coffee staining it...hmmmm I also love stamping on MUSLIN. You can color your muslin with paints, teas, dyes, inks, sprays, all kinds of things. Just make sure you if you are using dyes, you wear gloves because I believe my hands have been purple for about a week now! I have been working with threads and teaching myself how to do embroidery stitches, especially the quilting stitch. Love how this stitch comes out. I got the idea by watching Teesha Moore's videos on YouTube when she demonstrates her stitched, fabric journals. If you haven't seen them yet, make sure you watch them. They are fantastic! Here are some new Art Dolls that I'm working on for a local gallery. I still have to run the wire through their little heads so you can hang them up on the wall. However, I really like how they turned out. Very simple to do...just create your pattern, gesso the muslin, and think of it as a blank canvas...and most importantly...HAVE FUN and DON'T THINK TOMUCH ABOUT THE OUTCOME!Art Journaling is a great way of getting out ideas, playing with your paints and just having fun. This week that is all I have been doing. I've taken my Art Journals (I believe I have about 6 going all at once), got my box of papers out, paints out, and all kinds of goodies and I'm just having fun.
I also made a handmade Art Journal by Crocheting the cover and adding (sewing) a piece of wool felt to the Crocheted Cover to give it support. I also crocheted a pocket and hand stitched it to the cover. Take your muslin strips that you have stamped and stitch it on. This cover is not perfect and has flaws, but you know what...that is OK because it's mine and I made my first Art Journal from start to finish. I used a Canvas Pad and cut different sizes out for the signatures. I also used card stock and watercolor paper, so I would have all different types of papers going on in this Art Journal.
See how I sewed the Wool Felt on. You can do this by hand or with a sewing machine. I used a sewing machine for this part. Take your muslin strips that you have stamped and stitch them on too!
Well I sure hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend. It's beautiful here today...however, I will be working in the Studio creating more treasures...enjoy, play and always remember to giggle!