Sunday, August 16

Armed and Inspired

It happens every time I attend an art workshop: I come home full of new techniques and eager to create.The most recent workshops I took with Judy Wilkenfeld are no different. (Well, maybe I'm a bit more inspired, as she is my creative muse.)These are just a few snippets of a project I'm working on -- techniques I learned this month from Judy. Like embossing velvet.Like turning the things at hand (a box lid) into precious "antiques."This project is far from finished, but I am approaching it armed with a deep well of inspiration.And this is my find of the day. It's an old door handle, and it's huge -- 17 inches tall! It will eventually grace the cover of an equally huge book.
*Do you think this image is up-side-down? Which side is the top of this handle?

19 comments:

  1. beautiful Leslie! Looks like the second workshop got further than the first one. so are you going to share how to emboss velvet?

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  2. ~~~Like embossing velvet~~~

    are you serious?
    ????

    :-)

    ♥ ♥ ♥
    if you emboss rich, ruby~red velvet
    i am sneaking
    in your window
    for

    it

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  3. Great book Leslie! Love the leather cover, and the fabulous door handle.

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  4. i think the door handle *is* upside down. it's the key hole that is the give away. normally keys go in at the bottom of the circle.

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  5. Stiffy!
    You are too kind....
    Tell anonymous you are not going to give away he embossing velvet tech, that why people pay for classes.
    xoxxoxoxoxoxox

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  6. Glad you enjoyed Judys class she is a amazing talent and teacher and she is Aussie Hoorah
    Jen

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  7. How exciting and beautiful. I adore embossing velvet...*whisper* you can use the same technique on thin leather ...just do it inside out.
    Beautiful work, your muse is very talented also.

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  8. You live a magical wonderful life!! I must have ADD--I cannot seem to sit still long enough to finish a book page much less see the secret desires of a box lid, velvet, and leather!!!
    keep sharing your magic--you inspire me!!

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  9. you have treated our eyes to so many delicious goodies today! wow!! i will coming back again and again today to spy these beauties!

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  10. Stunning work Leslie. You have taken these techniques and really run with them. The glimpses are so rich and warm. Cannot wait to see the how it all comes together.

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  11. i'm glad you gave us some more peeks, leslie... it's so *rich*!

    we're waiting for more...

    ; )

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  12. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    yummy!

    xox - eb.

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  13. Leslie your work is amazing...so lush and rich..and that doorhandle! OMG,I can't wait to see the finished book.

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  14. I forsee a huge Gothic work in your future :-D present work is looking good
    :-) Juliet

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  15. Really beautiful work, Leslie!

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  16. Don't let Jennifer see that door handle - she's going to want it for herself! But she'd use it as a door handle...on a door! Imagine that?!
    What's inside the cover of the book? it looks like pieces of glass - like in a kalidescope.

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  17. These photographs are so golden and filled with mystique and depth, as though I could reach in and touch this book... The binding is beautiful, and each phase is a treasure, and I love the door handle! Now I am off to look again... Roxanne

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  18. Oh...the colors, the textures...so rich! Embossing velvet, huh. You never cease to amaze us. Please do show us the MAsTERPIECE after you finish it.
    I think you definitely are making Judy proud ;)

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