Saturday, October 15, 2011

Gee Gee's Book Club

This is the 2nd month of swapping canvases.  View the slide show to see how we are progressing.


IMG_0603 - CopySheila created this lovely dress form using pink materials to represent Cancer awareness month.IMG_0609 - Copy


Glenna did some more work on her beautiful blue canvas.  She added modeling paste to the wings.  She also used paraffin wax to give her painting an interesting encaustic look. 

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Terri created this colorful painting on Lutradur.  Here is an interesting tutorial on Lutradur.  Here's a video.

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Terri also made this adorable teddy bear.  He is felted and so soft.  We all found him to be quite intriguing.

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IMG_0616Many of our members love to scrapbook.  Here are some wonderful layouts created by Nanci and Glenna



This fun scrapbook, made by Lola, is just waiting for some great pictures to grace it's pages.IMG_0621



Kristal is an amazing artist and this beautiful page proves it.  It's a scrapbook paper that already had the pattern.  Kristal added the gorgeous color and shading by using colored pencils and Gum Arabic.


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Look at this adorable pumpkin headed character.  I think Lola used everything but the kitchen sink to make this fun Halloween decoration.  So crafty and so incredibly imaginative!



Kat put this Tim Holtz Ideology Configurations box together after taking a class from Carol Murphy.  It's oh so scary!  You can't look away.  You might miss something.

Go here to find lots of different pictures of Configurations.



We worked on our little encaustic, fairy wall hangings.  Here's a few examples our spontaneous artwork.



This month's kit consisted of a doll and some fun items to help us create an apron for her.  We also received a lace pack by Kaisercraft, several pieces of mica, a few button packs by Blumenthal Lansing Co., and a DecoFabric marker by Marvy Uchida.   It's a fun collection of inspiring pieces to stimulate the imagination. 


Gentle Reminder of items you may want to bring next month:

  • Canvas for the Canvas Swap
  • Tags are due and should include a picture of you and a little known detail about you. (10 tags) Do 11 tags if you want to donate one to Charity Wings.
  • Projects you've been working on to share
  • Current book is Mixed and Stitched by Jen Osborn
  • Tool kit, including scissors, glue,  a pen or pencil.
    • A snack to share
    • Camera

    Things to remember:

    gift113.  White Elephant Gift Exchange.  Christmas is in 2 months. You might want to start working on your Gift.  It must be something wonderful, that you created, and would want to keep for yourself.  Put your best foot forward.  We will exchange gifts at our December meeting. 





    1. I know the tags we are making for our group should also have our contact info for the gals in our group.
      ...But if you are making extra for Charity Wings, you might want to leave off any persoan information !

    2. i dont think we had discussed putting contact info on the tags. just your name and a fun fact about you! We all have emails through the email list. Loved your piece lola!