Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Envelope #238

August 26, 2014

Tomorrow,  I will return to the black and white theme for this week but, today, I am being a little self-indulgent. It's my birthday and I wanted some color!

Iron Craft 2014 Challenge #17--Paper Stained Glass (Project 34)

First phase
For Challenge #17, we were asked to contribute something to be judged at the State Fair of Minnesota.
In a previous challenge, I constructed a paper quilt. I was going to do so again but I couldn't decide upon a pattern so I looked at some of the other other categories.  After looking at the categories, I decided to enter something into the Fine Arts category--specifically, a stained glass piece of artwork (but out of paper).

Since I was working on Christmas projects, I decided to create one of the Dover Publications designs from the book Christmas Stained Glass. To create the project, you have to cut out the outlines (lead lines) out of black card stock. To create the colored glass pieces, you have to cut out the identical pattern for each of the colors you want to use. I used a total of twelve different colors (not including the black outlines).

Once all of the pieces have been cut, you assemble the final product.

I cut the black layer first. I then mounted it to a piece of good quality artists paper. Prior to cutting out the individual colors, I ran the colored card stock through my Xyron laminating machine so that adhesive would already be applied to the back of the pieces. Also, the paper backing from the laminating sheet keeps the pieces together and prevents me from cutting too deep into the card stock.

After all of the colors are cut, you simply fit the pieces like a jigsaw puzzle.

Finished project

I have to say that I am very pleased with the way that this turned out. I am going to hate to give this one away. I might have to make one for myself. Since all of the colored pieces are already cut, all I have to do is cut out another black layer and use the unused pieces that I already have.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Envelope #236

August 24, 2014

This is the last of this particular series. I am going to miss these airbrushed backgrounds. I might revisit these in the future especially since I have more airbrushed t-shirts to complete (and since I still have two more of these that I didn't use).

This is envelope #4 below.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Envelope #235

August 23, 2014

Today's envelope is an homage to one of my favorite TV shows from the 60s--The Partridge Family. Of course, in my world, the boy partridge is prettier than the girl partridge. Similarly, the girl partridge always plays hard to get.

This is envelope #5 below.

In hindsight, I probably could have done without the dark purple accents. But sometimes, there isn't any going back.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Envelope #234

August 22, 2014

Today is brought to you by paisley--or at least my attempt at paisley. This is envelope #2 below.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Envelope #233

August 21, 2014

Today brought to you by purple.

This is envelope #1 below.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Envelope #232

August 20, 2014

Today is brought to you by orange and curves. This reminds of the Giant Snail that comes to save Doctor Doolittle at the end of the Rex Harrison Doctor Doolittle movie.

This is envelope #9 below.