First things first, let’s start off with the prize for our drawing! Remember, we will be doing a giveaway drawing when we reach 200 likes on our Facebook page. To qualify for this drawing you only need to go like us! The Gals finally finished their collaborative textile art project that will be given away and it was unveiled on the FB page a few short hours ago. As of right now we have gained 14 links since unveiling the prize, bringing our total likes up to 146. We are almost there! So about this prize!
e wanted you to know just a little about what went into making this so as briefly as we can: This planned out by Loni and Katie and then hand drawn on the fabric by Katie. The trees are Tyvek painted with acrylic paint and heat treated to produce texture. The camper is made from silver tissue lame’ which has been ironed on with appliqué binding and then hand stitched with sliver thread. The cloud was hand felted onto the fabric. All embroidery was done by hand by both Katie and Loni and uses a combination of backstitch, stem stitch, line stitch, satin stitch, French knots, and turkey work. The straws are made from drinking straws and foil tape, and were painted with acrylic paint and sharpies. The background of the image was colored in using watercolor pencils that were lightly wetted with a damp paint brush to blend color.
This was a real labor of love and we can’t wait to find out who will be the lucky recipient! Good luck to you all!
This week The Gals talk about their love of writing and receiving letters in an effort to get you all excited about hand writing letters. It was a fun and silly episode and we hope it inspires you all to write more letters.
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This is a link and image light week for the blog! Crazy! That almost never happens… In an effort to increase the likelihood of you all writing more letters Katie and Loni have offered to connect any listeners interested in getting a new pen pal (they are going to jump in too!). To participate please email your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org, in two weeks we will randomly assign pen pals using the randomizer.org list shuffler thingy (so have your name and address sent to us by October 2nd). We are all very excited and The Gals can’t wait to get their new pen pal assignments!
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Next week Katie is FINALLY going to tell us all about how to wire LED lights into our mixed media artwork. She will be spending the weekend making videos and tutorials because she is well aware of the lack of good video tutorials on this subject. It will be a fascinating episode so come with your thinking caps on and be prepared to learn some cool shit… so until next week, make some cool shit, yo!