It's so gratifying to finally see the Sketchbook Challenge Book in person. I know you'll find it inspiring and delicious to browse for ideas. Sue Bleiweiss did a fantastic job of putting it together and I'm pleased as punch to have a terrific project in its scrumptious pages! You can get your very own copy of the Sketchbook Challenge Book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and ArtPlantae.
Here's a little info on my mini scissors pillows created from sketches, and an opportunity to win the following prizes through a random drawing on July 13!
Winner #1From Mistyfuse, a 10yd combination package that
includes 6 yards of White and 2 yards each of Black and Ultraviolet and a Goddess Sheet. Total retail value: $48!
From ProChemical and Dye, a $25 gift certificate! I love love love their fabric dyes. There is none better.
Simply leave a comment below by midnight on July 12 and I'll pick two winners! And you can head over to Jane LaFazio's blog too for more drawings and prizes today!
Since I love tactile art, pillows, even mini pillows, appeal to my senses. Art to hold in the hand is my favorite kind. These little pillows can grace a bedside table, get piled in a bowl or with a ribbon can hang on a door handle.
They were created in a multi step process that began with some basic drawings in my sketchbook. The drawings were collaged with old book text and then I thread sketched around the lines with the sewing machine. I scanned the pages and added color with a free software program called paint.net, simply filling in colors with the paint bucket.
I couldn't resist embroidering and BEADING the printed pillows.
Once I was happy with my designs, which you can see below...I printed them out on fabric, then proceeded to stitch up some cute little pillows.
Here are the original unadulterated sketches.
Finally, I used these same sketches to create some thermofax screens and here I've screenprinted on hand-dyed fabric using white paint. Presto! There are so many uses for your sketches that every minute you spend drawing adds to your collection of fun images to play with over and over again. Consider either scanning them or taking a photo and using them in your art, the way I have with my little scissors sketches.
Thanks for joining us for the Sketchbook Challenge Book Blog Hop. To join us in a year of free sketching inspiration, hop on over to the Sketchbook Challenge site and soak up the creativity! We love to share!
The Blog Hop schedule:
June 26: Jill Berry Sue Bleiweiss
June 27: Violette Kathyanne White
June 28: Kathy Sperino Leslie Tucker Jenison
June 29: Jamie Fingal Lynn Krawczyk
July 2: Jackie Bowcutt Lyric Kinard
July 3: Jane Davies Kim Rae Nugent
July 5: Carla Sonheim Carol Sloan
July 6: Susan Brubaker Knapp Diana Trout
July 9: Tracie Lyn Huskamp Judi Hurwitt
July 10: Jane LaFazio Kelli Nina Perkins:
The Sketchbook Challenge Book blog hop is sponsored by:
My Creative Classroom
Sue Pelland Designs
ProChemical and Dye
The Thread Studio
Blue Twig Studio
The Artist Cellar