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1  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Acadian Driftwood on: May 28, 2016 05:43:07 PM
Wulf, I love the seedling with the big tree behind it, like a ghost of its growth potential. Brilliant! I hope SonjaBoo is doing OK - I'll go ahead and post the flag I sent to her as well.



The flower and curlies are reverse applique, and it has a kind of stained glass effect when viewed with light shining through.
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2  Little birdie in the rain - collage painting in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Acadian Driftwood on: May 13, 2016 09:22:22 AM


blupaisan and I took a collage painting class together - she made this lovely lady while I created this springtime scene.



I found some great handmade papers to use for the branch and foliage that gave me a nice soft texture. And the black parts of the bird are all tissue paper.



The background papers are from an old french book that a local teacher was giving away - I loved the look of yellowed pages. The edges of the canvas are also black tissue paper, kind of like a frame.



Most of what you see is paper layered over a base painting. The paint shows through a bit in places, but it was mostly a guide for where I should lay my colored papers. Here is just the paint layer before I started collaging.



You can see up there a printout of my reference picture - photo of a prothonotary warbler by Paul Jones on flickr.
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3  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Acadian Driftwood on: May 08, 2016 04:53:34 AM
Since both my flags have been received, I'll share the one I made for myself - Create!



It's made from a vintage linen hankie, beads, bent wire, and thread. The finished product may look a bit simple, but I really like it. And I didn't want to crowd out that lovely old lacework!



All three of my flags from this swap together! I think they go together so well.



Thanks for a great swap everyone, and for starting me off on prayer flags!
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4  Wisteria over the garden fence - Collage in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Acadian Driftwood on: May 04, 2016 06:33:34 PM
I made this as part of a collage painting class last fall! It was a very fun experience. (In fact I took it again this spring with blupaisan - I still need to post that finished project, but seeing as how I'm just now posting this one from October, you might have to wait a bit!)



The flowers are made from painted pages (text and plain), some fancy handmade and tissue paper, and some fabric at the back.



White papers are from an old Shakespeare collection (these are all from The Tempest if I remember correctly), and the dark text I saved from a gift bag years back. This is why I have trouble getting rid of things, because sometimes I'll find a use for one thing in twenty!



I also put some lace down the rails, and up the sides.



Inspired by this image:



Thanks for checking it out!
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5  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Acadian Driftwood on: May 04, 2016 05:59:59 PM
I received this awesome space themed flag from SonjaBoo!



It's perfect for Explore! And it's got all these lovely mixed media elements - fabric, paint, paper, beads, and ribbon.



Thanks for swapping with me! I got a great start on my flag collection. I still have to finish my own, but it should be done by the weekend!
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6  Moray eel cutie in Needlework: Completed Projects by Acadian Driftwood on: May 02, 2016 04:41:21 PM
I made this hoop for the One Tiny Unloved Creature Swap. My partner roler loves moray eels, and even has a cute photo blog of stuffie eels on adventures! So I knew I wanted to create something with that.



I used this photo by Fred Bavendam for reference, and somehow wound up shortening the snout... so I don't know if it looks weird now? But I still like it!



I made tiny french knots for the mottling on the back.



And tiny teeth!



I'm happy I got to stitch this lovely critter for the swap, because I'm sure I would never have thought to do it otherwise.
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7  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Acadian Driftwood on: April 30, 2016 01:19:14 PM
PerfectlyBohemian sent me my first prayer flag - and what a great start to my collection! This is wet felted in my favorite colors, and embellished with recycled sweater felt flowers.



I'm assuming they are forget-me-nots? Perfect for the theme! (And pretty sparkly beads.) Cheesy



Thank you again for the beautiful flag!
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8  Re: One Tiny Unloved Creature Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Acadian Driftwood on: April 12, 2016 06:43:28 PM
Look at the adorable pigeon pouch that roler made me! I love the fabrics and stitching. And it's got a really pretty lining!



We also decided to do an international snack swap, and I got some yummy looking goodies. I tried the strawberry kitkats already, and they're so good!



Thanks again roler! Your package will go out soon, I hope you like it as much as I like mine!
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9  Re: David Bowie Tribute gallery in The Swap Gallery by Acadian Driftwood on: April 02, 2016 02:23:55 PM
Yay I'm glad you like the package thegirlwiththemouseyhair! And I love the action shot of the shirt! Smiley It's reverse applique - I think washing the shirt inside out may prolong its life, and if you want to hang it to dry that would probably help too, but I put it through the regular wash and dryer before I sent it just to make sure it would come out OK, so I think it will be fine! Here's a pic I took before sending - I was pretty proud of how it came out!



Such good things in this gallery! calixita, you do great t-shirts! I love the embroidery by monkey_girl, and IssikahJai's necklace is so clever! I'm coveting the prayer flag kyerinn made, and the clock from promisedheartbrk! Awesome work folks. Cheesy
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10  Re: David Bowie Tribute gallery in The Swap Gallery by Acadian Driftwood on: March 18, 2016 03:16:56 PM
I received my package from the lovely thegirlwiththemouseyhair from Canada in record time! We agreed to swap a couple small extras. Check out these goodies!



There's a tote bag with the lightning bolt on one side, an knit cowl in Aladdin Sane colors, a Labyrinth bookmark, and a Starman necklace. Also a few extra charms!

This is the other side of the bag, with one of my favorite quotes from "Time" - it's my new embroidery project bag. Cheesy



The bookmark, with owl charm and my fav Labyrinth song.



Starman necklace:



The neck warmer is super stretchy and cozy, perfect for short hair in the chilly springtime!



Thank you again thegirlwiththemouseyhair! It was great swapping with you, I hope you like all the things I make too!
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