Sunday, May 12, 2013
Polyform Products, the parent company of Sculpey Clay, has generously donated several pounds of clay for this upcoming demonstration event and for a demonstration that I will be doing at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, CA, on August 3, 2013.
|Deborah discusses her art with reception attendee, Mary Tabar|
|Attendee, Mary Tabar stands with one of Deborah's works|
|Reception attendee, David Charity, admires one of Deborah's fine works|
|Artist, Deborah Stanley (in black and white attire) enjoys discussing art with Teresa Shippy, Mary Beth Kile, Nancy Mraz and Mary Tabar (from left to right)|
Monday, April 22, 2013
|Body Map Quilt in Honor of DaVinci's Vetruvian Man|
|Blocking in Color|
|Handwritten Translation of DaVinci's Notes|
|Closeup of Handwriting|
|Close-up of Spiral Quilting with Gold Thread|
|Hand Painted Vines in Border with Outline Stitching|
Friday, March 29, 2013
Here are the stamps that I made and used.
|Group of Stamps|
|Floral Stamp #1|
|Star and Moon|
Hint #1: Make the polymer stamp thicker so that it stands farther away from the mounting block and will eliminate the need for a super light touch when applying paint or ink.
Hint #2: Deeply inscribed lines make for an enhanced printed image.
Now that I know that the stamps work with fabric, these images will probably appear somewhere in my future fiber art works.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
|"Floral Lure" by Linda Friedman|
Over the next few weeks, I hope to post mini tutorials on the various steps that led to the creation of "Floral Lure".
Thursday, February 28, 2013
|"Face Value #2: A Difference of Opinion"|
(with images rendered in paint and water color pencil)
|"Face Value #1: It's Not a Black and White World"|
(with appliqued silhouette images)
#4 - I dry brushed the entire background with red Setacolor transparent fabric paint. and, finally, twisted deep red, cotton yarn into cording that I couched to the edge to finish the piece.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
|"Across Open Land" ACEO Cards|
1. The glue thinned the paint to a transparent quality, spread smoothly, and remained wet on the card surface so that images could be inscribed with a dull implement. I used the rounded wooden end of a paintbrush to inscribe looped shapes to suggest flowers.
2. Unlike thinning acrylic paints with water which tends to warp the card, the glue thinning agent first warped the paper but then it settled to a flat surface.
3. The glue sealed the surface with a matte finish upon which I then added line drawings with a very fine Sharpie retractable pen and watercolor pencils.
All in all, I believe that the process of thinning acrylic paint with Elmer's glue was a successful one.
Here are closeups of each card:
|Floral Study #1|
|Floral Study #2|
|Floral Study # 3|
|Floral Study #4|
|Marching Across the Land|
A New Series is Born
Couched yarns and threads meld with a felt star lit night sky to sing to the wonder of the firmament. (9”x13” excluding fringe)
Traditional needle turned appliquéd cherry tree branch highlighted with embroidery and beads atop a free motion quilted and triple bordered background. (12”x13” excluding frame)
(In Blum Private Collection)
Heart of Pepper
Original needle punched botanical design on background of dense free motion quilting. (12”x12” excluding frame)
Patchwork heart dotted with French knots atop hand quilted tree of life design executed with paintsticks and a variety of thread embroidery and yarn embellishments. (13 ½”x13 ½” excluding hanger)
Single needle felted botanicals on a back-ground of quilted patchwork and bordered by prarie points. (22”x18” excluding antique hanger)