Thursday, June 18, 2009

Play Day......Mark it on the Calendar

I was cleaning out image files this morning and found these photos taken at a PLAY DAY last February. As soon as I saw the photos, all the wonderful memories of that day came flooding back to me..........

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We marked it on the calendar.........PLAY DAY........we looked forward to the date for weeks. When it finally arrived, we gathered up all of our supplies and met for a fun day of playing, experimenting and creating art.

The majority of these supplies came from thrift stores. The Goodwill is one of my favorite art supply stores!

We brought supplies to play with Shaving Cream Printing, Melted Crayon Printing, and Jello/Gelatin Printing techniques. You can find a tutorial on this blog for Shaving Cream Printing if you CLICK HERE.

Most of these stamps came from thrift stores....we used them in the jello printing technique.

This orange and green print on silk was made using the shaving cream printing technique. If you have never tried makes for a very fun play day!

This orange and purple piece is also a result of shaving cream printing.

We don't get too serious when we are playing and experimenting..........the key words here are playing and experimenting.

Everything you create may not be a magnificent piece of art, but at the end of the day you just might end up with one or two pieces that have real potential, that get you enthused and inspired to turn them into a terrific little journal quilt. This is an excellent way to try out new techniques on a small scale and see if you like the particular technique, or see if they will be useful in larger projects in the future.

Purple and Black shaving cream print.
This print inspired me to put it into a journal quilt.
CLICK HERE to view it.

Melted Crayon Printing Technique........TREE
CLICK HERE to view the completed quilt.

At the end of our PLAY DAY the counters and tables are covered with our experiments. We work in a 9x12 inch size, so the prints can eventually be finished as journal quilts, or sewn into larger pieces.

As I look at my calendar........I see in July I have a PLAY DAY scheduled with my friends. I promise to post our little experiments on this blog.

Remember.......set a date with your favorite friends.......mark it on the calendar!
It is one of the best things you do for yourself.

Here's another link to a Shaving Cream Tutorial....CLICK HERE.

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

To see my New Work CLICK HERE

To see the Thread Shed CLICK HERE

To see my Exhibit Quilts CLICK HERE

To see Tutorials CLICK HERE

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