Quilted Memories

Aug 13, 2013

Quilted Memories

I’ll be teach­ing three class­es at Cre­ative Cards and Crafts in Vil­la Park, IL ~ Oct. 18th & 19th. This project is just one of the three class­es I’ll be teach­ing. In my “Quilt­ed Mem­o­ries” class you will paint and alter a 5” x 5” wood­en shad­ow box using a beau­ti­ful but­ter cream col­ored acrylic paint and vin­tage sheet music. You will accent the back of the shad­ow box using stamps from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Line which I’ll be shar­ing so you can per­son­al­ize the back as you wish. Inside each 1.5” square you will attach fab­ric pieces from a tat­tered and torn quilt lov­ing­ly sewn by my great great aunts. You will accent each fab­ric piece with items like vin­tage shell but­tons, cro­cheted doilies hand­made by my mom, a vin­tage glass vial filled with sil­ver Ger­man glass glit­ter, an adorable plas­ter bust I cre­at­ed from a mold of a vin­tage bisque doll, beau­ti­ful­ly dried tea ros­es and lots of oth­er bits and baubles. Once com­plet­ed, your shad­ow box will rest on an easel cre­at­ed from a vin­tage fork that’s accent­ed with vin­tage lace and trims.

Please Note: If you wish to per­son­al­ize your shad­ow box feel free to bring per­son­al items you would like to incor­po­rate into your project. After all, this is your project, I’m just here to inspire.

Sup­plies Need­ed: Glue Stick, Liq­uid Adhe­sive, Fab­ric Adhe­sive, Jet Black Archival Ink, and Acrylic Blocks (I will have some to share but you might want to bring your own), Baby Wipes

Tools Need­ed: Paint Brush, Sewing Nee­dle, Scis­sors, Sand­ing Block or Sand Paper

Option­al Items: Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink (If you wish to dis­tress the vin­tage sheet music a bit more this shade works great)

I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing you there.


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