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Book ‘Keeper’

cb2017-5eBag for travel record book with matching cover photo of vintage leather suitcase. Book and bag set available in my Gray Zinnia Etsy shop.

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Lines

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Coptic Stitch Books

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Handmade Books

Blank books made using coptic stitch binding.

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Metaphor

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Bag of Instructions

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Sliced Instructions Bag

I realized I had not shown you the completed bag Sliced Instructions. Here it is! Available in my Etsy Shop here.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Polka Dot Sun Pouch

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Available here in my Etsy Shop (sold)

Purple Sun Pouch

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Stenciled pouch of upcycled denim

Available here in my Etsy Shop

Sunshine

Sunshine was on my mind one day and I needed to grab onto a project so I quickly cut this shape for a freezer paper stencil.

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Freezer paper stencil

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Another sun work, background painted

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I peeled and reapplied the stencil three more times. Three of these are quilted with cotton batting onto muslin, washed and dried to shrink and add texture. The one second Continue reading

Abacus Bag

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abacus7This bag has traveled a creative journey from a beginning nearly opposite in appearance. Pulled from my completed projects it seemed gawky and unacceptable to my present eye.

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Cut apart and laid flat, its makeover has begun….

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Paint applied – I used fabric to absorb excess on the tape – nothing wasted!

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First mask removed

 

 

 

 

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Brush handle as paint applicator. (A sheet of glass is laid over neutral fabric on my work surface.)

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Big mistake! Slapping paint without much thought. I sensed it immediately, but I finished all the way across knowing that mistakes can lead to good things. Later, after a little masking, I hid the yellow with more paint.

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I had recently carved a flower stamp so I grabbed that and laid it on using black.

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A day or so later I sanded lightly to expose hints of the yellow, bring it out as texture and soften the colors a bit. I added more black to the design.

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Available here in my Etsy shop.