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Saturday, December 1, 2007

More Journal / Sketchbooks - Trees

I've had a little time in the studio this week and elected to use it putting a few gift items together. I liked the idea of creating journal / sketchbooks using screen prints from trees I've photographed throughout Montana.

All of the covers are quilted fabric. I hand painted and/or hand dyed all of the fabrics.

These larger books are 8 1/2 by 11".
About every 5 pages, I screen printed a tree image. I love the way the pages look and think I will enjoy writing and sketching in these books - coming to a page with a screen printed tree will be a nice surprise.

My favorite size is this smaller size - 6 x 9 1/2". I combined the screen printed fabrics with some hand stamped fabrics made with my own hand cut stamps on these smaller pieces. I liked the way these turned out - the two fabric types seem to really compliment each other.


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The journals are gorgeous. Beautiful art.

zquilts said...

OOOOHHHHH what a glorious sketch book that is !

Dale Anne said...

Those are FABULOUS!
I've ordered some tree screens from my own pictures....hope they turn out as GREAT as these.
Just wondering what kind of ink or paint did you use to screenprint yours?