New Artwork

I was priviledged to take a workshop with Lyric Kinard this past Saturday. We worked on a surface design sampler of techniques including carving stamps, screen printing and beading.

Thanks to a fun time and a great instructor, today I actually finished the project from a workshop for the first time. Yippee!

The technique sampler is a great way to to learn a few things without taking an intense workshop on one technique you’re not sure you will use again.

For instance I am so into carving stamps these days and learned some great tips from Lyric AND I’ve discovered I love, love, love screen printing.

So much so that I’m now trying to find a thermofax machine (old fashioned mimeograph) that someone has hidden somewhere just collecting dust so I can make my own screens.

If you know where I can get one on the cheap, let me know PLEASE. Until then I’ll have to send out to Lyric to get them made.

I really like the finished journal. I’m thinking Christmas gifts this year.


journal spine

back cover

stamped/foiled word
inside cover



See ya next time “In the Hayloft”,

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6 Responses to New Artwork

  1. Judy Whitehead says:

    Grace, that’s absolutely GORGEOUS!

  2. lyric says:

    ooooh! I love the addition of the pocket on the inside! You’ve done beautiful work!

  3. Christine says:

    You finished it! Love it, Grace! Can I get on your Christmas gift list?? LOL!!!

  4. Grace says:

    Thanks everyone. I really love this one and no Judy…you cannot have it, but I’ll make you one for Christmas, you too Christine!

  5. Susan Italo says:

    Grace, you can try screening with PhotoEZ screens– kind of low-tech thermofaxes. I took a class last spring and I’ve =been having alot of fun with them! No affiliation, yada yada!

  6. Susan Brubaker Knapp says:

    VERY cool. I want to see it in person now! Great job. Susan

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