Saturday, April 28, 2018

Point the way

I'm once again joining Alison/Craftytrog, our host this month at Art Journal Journey with her theme of recycle and collage.

Once again, I pulled out bits and pieces from my predominately yellow and beige scraps to create this spread in my large art journal.  It's already getting thick and doesn't want to lay flat.  I've used less than 1/4 of this old calendar journal and I suspect by the time it's complete at the end of the year, it will be bulging.

I did a bit of sewing,

and a new technique I read about called "thread painting."  It's how I made the simple arrows. 

Note the background is a piece of the beautiful tissue Krisha sent me for my birthday.

Everything was recycled today with the exception of the background tissue and two types of variegated thread.  Even the yarn came from my craft room floor.  Also included were a portion of an algebra book sprayed with some of my handmade shimmering mist, a blueprint, a piece of ancient sheet music, a stencil, yellow card stock, a failed transparency, yarn, and a magazine image.

Thank you beyond belief for joining me today, and I hope to see you at Art Journal Journey.

18 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page with lovely sewing. Have a fun day, Valerie

Lenie said...

This is such an original page! I really like it!
Wow! You made a lot of things 😀

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome page, in particular the lovely bears and your stitching.xHave a lovely weekend.

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froebelsternchen said...

A fantastic page is this - the colors go so well together and I am in awe of your "thread painting." You rock the theme until it's very end dear Co.Admin!♥♥♥
Thank you !
Hope the start of the weekend is nice for you!
We have nice weather - a wonderful summer/spring right now.
All well here and I hope with you and the boys is also all o.k.!

Hugs, Susi

Meggymay said...

I love the page and am in awe of your sewing and thread details.
I had a smile at you finding something to use on your craft room floor, always a good place for me to find stuff as well. I am not a tidy crafter.
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

Looks like Papa Bear is consulting plans to expand the living space for the growing family.All the little teddies are so cute.

Nancy said...

It's rich with stitch! Good for you to try the thread painting on the arrows. It looks good, and I like a 'fat" art journal- it shows you've really accomplished something.

kaybee said...

Always love your collages with sewing. And that thread painting - very effective and very clever!

craftytrog said...

I love the colours and elements on this page, especially the teddy bears and stitching! A great bit of recycling again Elizabeth!
Alison xox

Divers and Sundry said...

I love the sewing on this. The page gives me a cozy feeling :)

sheila 77 said...

Hello Elizabeth,
One of the many things I like about your blog is the way you describe, in words, your art as well as showing many photographs of it. Nice that you did some thread painting and I love the arrows against the orange, and gosh, I remember algebra now after all these years of not remembering it. And of course including a family of teddies from the big one to the little one is a sure-fire way of getting my attention.
It's a fun collage.
Hope the boys are well and getting all the attention they deserve.

Sandra Cox said...

Lots of great texture! Cute teddies;)
Hope your weekend is glorious.

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like the textures here, a very nice page.

All the best Jan

Rita said...

Always fun to see how you recylce so many different types of things together. :)
Have a great weekend! :)

Sami said...

Love the addition of the teddy bears the the page.
Have a lovely Sunday Elizabeth.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a brilliant page! You have so many clever ideas included here! Items from the floor of a craft room - who would do a thing like that(smiles) Hugs,Chrisx

Darla said...

This page is great, such an amazing amount of texture!

Jeanie said...

I love the colors here -- that red and yellow -- such a nice little pop!