Saturday, January 30, 2016

Art Party ~ Fabric Painting On Aprons

LIFE is a great big CANVAS, throw all the paint you can on it.  ~Danny Kaye

..... and that's just what happened last week when I participated in a fabric painting party with local artists Eileen, Gail and Win.   
©Apron close-up by Laura Leeder, January 2016

Gail, a clothing designer brought in jersey fabrics that she proceeded to stamp in an all-over block print as shown here.   

Eileen, Win and I started  a practice piece first.  We stamped, splattered and threw paint on scrap paper and hankerchiefs that Eileen provided us with. 

©Eileen's Sample Hankerchief, January 2016

©Win's Sample Hankerchief, January 2016
©And last, but not hankerchief  sample. I stamped first onto a larger news print that my hankie was sitting atop.  I did this to get a more vintage look.

©Eileen Gidman working on her apron.

©Win Din with her apron.

Everyone brought a variety of stamps and stencils to try.  By the time we completed our samples it was agreed that our favorite stamps were the Art Foamies.  I had never tried these before and I was so impressed, that I used them exclusively on my apron.  

 (quoting Win)  "These fabulous stamps are not only beautifully designed, they're crisp, easy to handle and even easier to clean.  We LOVED them!"

©Laura Leeder (me) working on my nature themed apron.  

©My completed, nature themed, vintage apron.

It was such a treat to get out of my own studio and try something new.  I find it so interesting to see how each artist approaches their work and creates such uniquely different pieces.  

A special thanks to Eileen for hosting this art party.  

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend.

Creatively Yours, 
Laura Leeder 

p.s. I've been working on a brand new website and design.  While it's still a work in progress, it's now published and you can check it out here:

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Wishing You A Happy And Creative 2016!

On this New Year I wish that you have a Joyful January, a Fine February, a Mellow March, an Anxiety Free April and a Magnificent May.  I wish you Sunshine and Happiness that keeps going from June to November, ending the year with Joyful Abundance in December. 

With a grateful heart, 

Laura Leeder, Artist
Creston, BC

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