Showing posts from April, 2014

Mini Shoji Screen

I've been wanting to doodle a shoji screen but thought maybe I better start with a smaller one first.  So I bought three 8 x 24 inch wrapped canvas and connected them with fabric so they would bend. My next step was to cover the canvas in layers of torn paper.  I chose light, natural colors because my plan is to doodle on top of the paper.  I added a few pieces do corrugated card board, tulle, fabric strips and some cool handmade papers with lots of fiber mixed in. Next step, the doodle.  This is as far as I got today.  I think the size is a little intimidating, so don't want to rush it. A friend gave me some 6 inch square tiles to experiment with.  Here's the first on, again I started with a couple pieces of handmade paper then doodled.  Since the tiles were all pre drilled to add a hanger I will either use ribbon or maybe some copper wire.  I'll post a finished picture when it's finished. Another project in the works is the small tea tray. It was another

Project Update

I've been busy building up stock for summer festivals.  Thought I'd share a few photos of my latest projects.   The large collaged, recycled picture frame with matted doodle is going to Galley 360 this week for an open Mixing It Up Show for May.   I've been buying frames at the Thrift Stores to recycle with doodles, collage and lots of vintage buttons.  The bird houses are also recycled thrifty store items.   Now that I'm retired and have the time I've been experimenting with combining my mixed media with my doodles.  I'm really enjoying the combinations of handmade papers with doodles.  And there's my faithful companion that never leaves my side.  I love my Fritzy. Happy Easter to everyone, hope you are spending some time with family and friends.  Thanks for visiting. Hugs, Cyndee