Mix it Monthly February PLAY WITH FABRIC

bookworking in a local art friend’s fashion themed altered book was the perfect time to play with some fabric and paint for this month’s challenge over at Conny’s Mix it Monthly…

connys lady fishnet stockings

I had an image of fishnet stockings and a little black dress in mind but when I got up to my work table finding bits left from an altered candy tin I created the other day things quickly turned teal/turquoise and gold along with the image of a lovely lady that Conny had shared in January

background

wanting to strengthen the pages of the 1938 book a bit I added a thin coat of gesso and then decided to tear strips of scrap paper for interest and stability also adding acrylic inks and paint…

embroidered fabric

I had fun creating a new dress for the lady using pieces of tattered embroidery from a junk shoppe along with lace for the bodice…

trying things on for size

my bottle of Golden’s Iridescent Gold is getting used up…

pgs before stamping

the bit at the top on the right hand page is an original part of the  lady’s dress…it helped highlight a favorite fashion quote from Gilda Radner which speaks for me and most of my fashion preferences…

PaperArtsy Prizes I won

I got to use one of the PaperArtsy stamps from the prize I recently won that just arrived from England (lots more fun to be had with those!!!)… 

PaperArtsy Script Stamp

the French text helped add interest and texture to the pages along with a bit of gesso and black around the edges…

Patty Szymkowicz pages for Linda S

using gel medium to add some metal snaps helped finish the fabric skirt AND thank you Valerie I had birds on my mind and forgot humans also qualify for this months Art Journal Journey’s BIRDS BEASTS & HUMANS challenge

44 responses to “Mix it Monthly February PLAY WITH FABRIC

  1. Yay! This is gorgeous, love our lacy lady, what a lovely idea. You would be welcome to link to AJJ, too – birds, beasts and humans! Have a lovel day, Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  2. Fabulous Patty, loved all the details of your spread, scrap stripes, the collaging, the way you created that dress, by the way it is very fashionable, and your quote made me smile, thanks Patty, it is a great inspiration!

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  3. Me again, thanks so much for linking your gorgeous creation to Art Journal Journey, Sweetie! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. You’ve done it again! Another marvelous creation! It reminds me of when I used to make paper dolls and dress them – although probably never as cleverly as you have done here.

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  5. So much fun to see how you put this beautiful page together! Your “dressmaking” skill are awesome!

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  6. Oh my gosh this is gorgeous, love everything about it, the words are fun. Take care, Shirleyxx

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  7. sparkledaysstudio

    Sweet and oh so fashionable. xox

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  8. Lovely mixed media art, Patty. The dress and other textures are beautiful and I like how you made the stripes on background. I’ll try same sometimes.
    Thanks for visiting my blog, hugs xx

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  9. VERY stylish Patty.

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  10. Absolutely brilliant – love everything about it

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  11. Wow! Absolutely stunning pages, so inspiring! The dress is amazing Patty.
    And I was so pleased you won the PaperArtsy prize.
    Alison xox

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  12. well done on winning the stamps..such a fabulous textural page love the stitching

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  13. I love this journal spread, Patty! What a great quote. Her dress is gorgeous – fantastic lace bodice and the embroidery is just inspired. What great ideas you have. How privileged we are to peep into your journals. They always inspire me. I’m so glad you won the PA prize. i can’t wait to see all the lovely pages you create with these stamps in the future. xxx

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  14. I LOVE your collage page, especially the dress you made for that 50’s looking model. I love the color palette with the cream and sea glass shades. Blessings!

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  15. What an amzing dress did you made for her?! Gorgeous spread dear Patty !

    Fantastic!
    Thank you for linking to AJJ!
    xxx
    Susi

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  16. Patty I really enjoyed to see how you have put this amazing page together, love her new dress with beautiful old embroidery.
    Anni

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  17. what a great spread to take Advantage of all your wonderful things in your stash! love the skirt, and i think the most of it i love the idea of using the snap fasteners! thanks for showing the process, it was awesome to accompany you!

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  18. OH MY Wonderful Patty!! May I come sit and watch you play art for a week or two? I adore every page and spread you create- you are such an inspiration and creative soul! and of course a beautiful person! xoxo

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  19. Oh She is the cat’s meow! And you are a lucky gull winning all those new stamps too! Her dress is beautifully clever and i love that background too. And as always, the perfect quote. Well done, dearest!

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  20. Wow the creation of the dress is so fantastic with all the amazing details.Your pages are made again with lot of fantasy. Your words on it could be mine. I hate itching clothes! 😉
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine

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  21. inanoctopusgarden

    This is fabulous! It sings of fun fun fun – and of course inspired me to go take peak at Mix it Monthly and try and incorporate it into something too! Love the words – perfect!

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  22. Oh Patty, what a most wonderful and lovely spread. I am so in love with how you used that old embroidery for her skirt , so good seen !! and great with the metal snaps , I had to laugh of the qoute, how I agree with that !! lol. Beautiful pages, and fun ,too – what could be better on a cold winter evening!!
    I`m so happy for you and you winning all them goodies!
    Sending you a warm cozy hug dear friend.
    Dorthe, xx

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  23. This is just so wonderful, with so much complexity. Love the turquoise and gold combination and the French text, the old embroidery, the strips of paper, the lace and so much more. The two pages are so beautiful and I loved to read how you made it.

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  24. What a perfect way to represent the current MIM theme. So glad you showed us your process, too. Of course, because I am late getting here, everyone else has said the words I would have used to appreciate your beautiful art. All I can do is applaud you and appreciate the beautiful outcome. I hope your RR friend likes it as much as your internet fans do (grin).

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  25. Wow-wow-wow, your pages are fantastic. Love the use of the lace.

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  26. Amazing Patty! I can’t wait to go to my computer tomorrow to see the beauty on my big computer screen ☺

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  27. Wonderful journal spread, great quote and I really like those snaps!

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  28. gorgeous spread! I LOVE her dress and the humorous quote!

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  29. OMG Patty sitting here with open mouth! Sooo gorgeous your sweet lady with her new dress!! The fabric on its own is a treasure…I mean look at the stiching…so special! and you made it even more stunning! Your ideas are great and the whole piece fits so perfect together…Looks like she now is wearing a designerpiece, haha! I bet you could sell it 😉

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  30. What a gorgeous page! I love it! 🙂 The lady looks fabulous!

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  31. This is so sweet!! Love the embroidery piece used as the skirt…very clever!

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  32. This is magical!Love it!

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  33. I have always loved Gilda! But the quote reminds me of a friend who told me that she likes for her underwear to not touch her. Too funny! Love the dress!

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  34. This is just stunning Patty! How you made that lady and all the layers and techniques, I have missed your gorgeous art and beautiful spirit!

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  35. Patty, when I was in my art journaling workshop (which I’ll post on soon) all I could think of was “I wish Patty was teaching this.” Now, I usually really like the teacher but the class was disappointing and I know if you had been teaching I would have learned how to think a little bit like you and use those wonderful techniques. No matter which medium you choose, your work always blows me away.

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  36. Hello ma chère Patty,
    quelle belle manière de donner une deuxième vie à un vieux livre.
    J’adore le bleu utilisé sur l’ensemble, la dame a une très belle robe et si élégante avec son chapeau.
    Très jolie citation de Gilda Radner que je ne connaissais pas.
    Merci ma chère Patty pour ce beau moment de créativité.
    Bizzz
    MAPY

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  37. Gorgeius page Patty!

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  38. I drink lots of hot water during the day but haven’t tried lemon although my Great Aunt always started the day this way. Maybe I need to try this.
    The way you created the dress is exquisite and the touches of stamped script and that beautiful gold frame, makes in all for a stunning spread.
    WOW, you will have so much fun with those stamps. Cannot wait to see what you create, I know it will be special.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  39. This spread is one of my most favorite of all you’ve ever done!!! I love it. And, I swear, you have the best supplies of any person I know!

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  40. beautiful spread! so nice of you to share the steps.

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  41. The new dress is soo gorgeous and unique. She must feel herself like a model on the catwalk. And as always…your bg is superb.

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  42. So creative and original Patty….wonderful. x

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