Quirky Dutch Summer #7 Using thread / Gebruik maken van draad

Marit does it again this time her inspiration is all about using thread in your art journaling …

I have not used the sewing machine to do any ‘real’ sewing for a long while but really do enjoy sewing paper and other mixed media bits with the machine I inherited from my mom…

I fashioned a shirt out of map paper and had to laugh abit at the shape of it deciding that I liked the winged looked…

I zigzagged randomly on the shirt leaving some loose threads hanging…

scraps of paper, fabric and dry wall mesh from my work table with some gesso and paints for the background…

 washi tape, rub ons and black and yellow shading with Stabilo Woody crayons for the finishing touches…

already looking forward to next Tuesday and Marit’s Quirky Dutch Summer #8

24 responses to “Quirky Dutch Summer #7 Using thread / Gebruik maken van draad

  1. What a great journal entry Patty. Lovely words and wonderful texture. xoxo

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  2. What a perfectly quirky piece. I love the shirt AND the quote. Never thought of it that way, but I would be glad to give a thread! I like how you treated the wire mesh, too. I’d completely forgotten I have some of that. Isn’t it fun when you don’t have to rely on die cuts to create a spread? I so love what you make!!!

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  3. dry wall mesh… brilliant!! xox

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  4. Patty, I will join the others to say that I love this new work, and your black and white pages in the post before this. So creative and wonderful. You make me want to journal today.
    roxanne

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  5. Gorgeous,my dear Patty,-
    The shirt(made from a geografic card) is wonderfully telling about the need, all over the world, to give threads to needing people, to create a whole piece of cloth –a shirt–
    Such a wonderful spread , I love it, and all the layers of paint and papers, gesso and wall mesh.
    Hugs from Dorthe, xx

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  6. just love your soft dreamy layers
    🙂

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  7. Love this page…

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  8. Beautiful page Patty! love that you used a map for the shirt and I’m with you on loose threads and random sewing for mixed media-NO measuring or preciseness involved! 🙂

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  9. A really wonderful page, dear Patty.

    Have a nice weekend

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  10. Your work is always so lovely and detailed. I tried to find washi tape here at the Japanese store but the selection was very limited. Disappointing. Have a fabulous day. Tammy

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  11. beautiful pages Patty!

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  12. stempelchaotin

    Wow Patty your pages are again stunning.
    So so wonderful work. love them.
    Have a sunny weekend Sweetie.
    xoxo

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  13. This is fantastic, Patty! I love your pages! Beautiful work!
    Have a nice weekend my friend. Hugs and wishes MARTINA

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  14. A winged tee-shirt… Fabulous!!! I want one!!! Then, I came flying right your way and we could create together!

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  15. love the combinations – and the sewing is a great texture to add!
    Thanks for taking a peak at my painting too – it’s fun coming and going visiting the blog homes!

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  16. I’ve said it before but I’m so impressed that you have the forethought to stop and take photos along your process. Wonderful piece!!
    I’ve been bombarded with children lately….I’m so tired I can’t even think about sleeping. Hence the browsing of blogs. 🙂 And it’s not even that late but my mind is fried…. That’s for the wonderful sites!

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  17. There is such an attractive whimsical quality to this piece. The butterfly is a wonderful addition, we all seem to find butterflies so appealing don’t we.The use of Gesso is amazing (oh how I love Gesso).
    Patty, just to say thank you for the wonderful comments left for me. I really did enjoy working on the Shakespeare character canvas.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. Wonderful journal pages 🙂

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  19. Wonderful pages, and a beautiful sentiment.
    x

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  20. I love your pages Patty, and I find the shirt to be a real trendsetter myself. Ahead of its time 🙂
    xo
    Gaye

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  21. Love your new art journal pages. Very interesting and beautiful combination. Gorgeous background texture too, love specially the added butterfly.
    Wish you a nice week, my dear:-)
    xox Anja

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  22. hi dear.. long time no here.. hope everything is ok and u r enjoying summer.. regards..P

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  23. This is just about as perfect as any page I’ve seen you do. Love the idea of making a shirt from map paper and the butterfly is perfect!

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  24. What a beautiful page and very good words! I havent done this lesson because i was on a two week vacation but i’m going to make a start with it…

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