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Paper Piecing and Paint

Paper Piecing and Paint

If you are familiar with quilting or needlework, you may recognize this little sunbonnet girl.  Sunbonnet girls were very popular in quilting and to embroider on dishtowels.  This is based on an old pattern, and was such a fun project for me!  It’s sentimental in a number of ways.  My grandmother did a lot of quilting, and my mom loves hanging clothes outside.

I actually created this piece for my mom.  Her clothes lines hang next to my old playhouse, and there are clematis vines that grow on the side. Paper piecing as well as painting, and a few rub-ons are included in this piece.  I was afraid the clematis flowers may be a bit too much, but that is actually the way they look!

Paper piecing is such a great way to use up scraps of your patterned paper!

If you run across some vintage patterns, you may want to think about using them in this way!

 

 

Mixed Media Girl – Music of Life

Mixed Media Girl – Music of Life

This mixed media girl was made for a special friend.  She truly follows the music of her life and makes every single moment count!  She has a vibrant and colorful personality and is truly and inspiration for anyone who has ever “wished they could” do something.  Make time and make it happen!  Learn a new…Continue Reading

Mixed Media Girl – Creativity

Mixed Media Girl – Creativity

This is a mixed media girl is on a 6×12 canvas.  The background has a lot of found paper, as well as many layers of paint, ink, stamps, and rub-ons. The girl is a combination of paper piecing and painting.  The wings were mad of vellum and create a smidge of dimension.  She was fun…Continue Reading