Further progress on my art journal page “The Cup that Cheers.”
For full details, please see my previous post. The picture below shows my main work area with the album. The blue clips are holding down the piece of chicken packaging which was inadequately secured with gel medium – I have now stuck this down with Pinflair gel glue.
The motif on the left-hand page is made from layered teabags on which I have painted a branch of a tea bush with acrylics. This has been machine embroidered with metallic threads and stuck down with gel medium.
This is a more general view of the main work zone. You can see that it has got really untidy again, but this time I don’t mind – this is the sort of untidiness that comes from a busy creative time, and not from the space being used as a dumping ground.
Over in the opposite corner is my sewing machine, which was in use yesterday, doing the machine embroidery on the teabag motif on my journal page.
To the right of the machine you can see the general detritus left from late last night when I finished the machine embroidery.
I am now feeling a lot more confident with my new sewing machine, and as long as I don’t leave it so long as before, until I use it again, I think I have broken the back of it at last, and can move ahead positively and start introducing more textile art into my mixed media work.
Last week I attended a church craft evening, called “Knitter Natter” lol – at least as much of the latter went on as the former! I took along some of my Florabunda prints to paint, and managed to do quite a bit of the first one. Later the next day I completed some more, and now have 6 more to add to my collection, ready to make up into cards – some with Perfect Pearls and some with watercolours.
The group is meeting fortnightly. I have decided I really should use the time to tackle some of my many UFOs (UnFinished Objects), some of which have been hanging around for more than 30 years. Now there’s an admission…
It is soooo good to have Mr. Mojo and Mrs. Muse back! I have forbidden them, in no uncertain terms, from taking any more holidays. If they do, I shall send Interpol after them.
Happy WOYWW everybody. A busy day today so not sure how many desks I’ll get to visit. Out for lunch with the Allerton Three (us three girls who met in hospital, having a fun girls’ lunch out, with plenty of laughter no doubt!).