Mmmmm...Fall is here in NYC and that makes me super happy! Perhaps it's from years of school, but Fall always feels the beginning of a new year. I love that! Of course, I'm buried under a pile of work right now, but I'm feeling ambitious. So, it's all alright. Sharing three things today...
1. Class starts today! My seven day design boot-camp, "The 7 Elements of Design," starts today. To read more, or join in, just click here.
2. I'm channeling Ali Edwards. I can find no other way to explain this page. I love it, but it's definitely a step away from my usual style.
I used this fabulous little kit from Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium. It's great for hybrid scrappers too because you can print out all of those awesome labels. I love that they're transparent too, because you put them over the photos, as I've done in the layout above.
I just got a glimpse of Miss Crow's upcoming October kits and they're fabulous. She is really such an amazing designer! You can grab an awesome glitter alphabet freebie from her, right here.
3. The Mixed Media Play Date class was fun! On Friday, I spent two hours at The City Quilter playing with Lutrador, Jacquard Fabric Paint, Tyvek, Adirondack Color Washes, Golden Fluid Acrylics, and a heat gun. I really enjoyed working with the fluid acrylics. I painted this gorgeous little piece of fabric with them.
Of course, it can't go in the washing machine, but it's likely destined for an art quilt anyway. The fluid acrylics went on beautifully with a sponge brush and the feel of the fabric is surprisingly un-stiff. I may have to buy a whole bunch of fluid acrylics!
I also had some fun melting Lutrador. It's something that I had wanted to try, but was always afraid of the fumes. Well, we just jumped right in! We painted Lutrador with Jacquard Fabric Paints (they hold up to the heat of the melting), sewed it to a cotton backing, and then used a heat gun to melt the Lutrador.
It's a very cool surface design technique. I look forward to doing a lot more melting (with a wide open window, of course)!
Thanks for stopping by!