Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Piece by Piece July Challenge

This is my first time participating in this challenge as I just discovered the blog through someone on Youtube. It looks like a great place so you should all check it out! This month's challenge is to alter a dress form. You can still participate until the end of July and there is a great prize! Instead of altering a dress form I took it one step farther and created my own dress form! I made the body out of newspaper and masking tape (similar to when you paper mache) and then covered it in bits of an old sewing pattern. The skirt is made from some G45 paper from the Fashionista collection. I folded it to look like pleats.

The necklace is made from some tiny chain and some silver snaps (to go with the sewing theme) which i distressed with rub and buff.

The high waistband is made from some royal blue silk ribbon, some lace and some twine. I used this to hide the raw edge of the paper skirt.

I embelished the back with a nice blue bow. This was attached using a gold headed pin.

The dress form stands on legs that I created from wire. Here you can also see the coordinating inside of the skirt! I hope you enjoy my project and please check out The Piece by Piece blog and store!

Friday, 22 July 2011

NYC times square mural

This is the NYC mural I did at the end of June. It is going to be hung in what we call the link at our school (the link is a hall that connects 2 buildings to make one school). It is my way of leaving my mark on the high school as I have now graduated but want my work to be remembered. I am very happy with the way it came out and I hope everyone likes it! There are a lot of very strong messages in this piece of work so try to spot and decode them! Everyone will interpret it their own way but if you would like to know what I meant by something just leave a comment. Here I am with the mural in our art room

This was done on a 4'x4' piece of bristle board wood using house paint and magazine clippings. There are also some pictures printed from the computer.

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this mixed media piece!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

I was Published!

So I have mentioned this a few times but never got around to actually making a post about it: I was published in the spring 2011 edition of Canadian Scrapbooker! It was so exciting to get that email back in October sometime last year but I didnt really want to share till it was super official. Well it has been official for awhile but now you know :)It is really easy to submit work to Canadian Scrapbooker, Just go to their website and fint the submissions page. My layout was made for a lime green challenge. since my room is painted this colour I was so excited to give it a try!

This is what my page looks like in the magazine. If you want to find it, check out page 55 of the spring 2011 edition!

This is the photo I submitted to the magazine. Hope you like it! Thanks for reading