Introduction to Paverpol

Introduction to Paverpol

I’m always on the lookout to find new materials or techniques that I might use in mixed-media art.  While at the Calgary Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive Show I came across a booth with a representative offering courses in the use of Paverpol to create garden-safe sculptures.  My sister has created a couple of sculptures and they combine fibre empregnated with a material that hardens it to a waterproof structure.  I have never...

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Exploring Techniques in Encaustic

Exploring Techniques in Encaustic

Years ago I took a workshop that introduced me to encaustic. While intrigued  I wasn’t particularly pleased with the pieces that I produced in the workshop and the teacher, who spent a lot of time talking about the creation of her encaustic medium, made it sound as though it was a very time intensive project.  I must have had some lingering interest though because a year ago I bought Encaustic Workshop by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch....

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Journal Quilt – T is for Travel, Time, Turmoil

Journal Quilt – T is for Travel, Time, Turmoil

This time I chose to use another of my ‘recycled’ fabrics for my August journal quilt.  I pulled out a piece of ‘fabric’ created from fused shopping bags and created my artist trading cards for the FAN retreat in September and some ‘inchies’ and squares that are incorporated into this piece.  Nothing goes to waste! My Inspiration August proved to be another crazy month!  I chose ‘T’ for a number...

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Journal Quilt – M is for Move and Manage

Journal Quilt – M is for Move and Manage

My Inspiration For my June journal quilt I selected the letter M.  M stands for ‘move’ or ‘manage’.  Our lives have taken a dramatic change and suddenly we are faced with the fact that we will be  spending a winter in the north once again.  While we loved the spirit of the Osoyoos park we visited in November and December 2011, we found the weather too cold for long-stay comfort in our RV, the cost of propane off-set any...

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