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Watercolor + Fibers (new!)

New mixed-media works on paper. They are available in my shop, MusicalColorStudio.

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Pocket-sized Watercolors (New ACEOs/ATCs)

I am working to add more items and update the others on my etsy shop, http://www.musicalcolorstudio.etsy.com …it is a work in progress, but soon there will be more holiday cards, a few of the textile prints that I featured on here a while ago, and some newly updated product photography. I hope you check it out!

Today I was able to add some new ACEOs also known as ATCs also known as “Art Cards Editions and Originals” or “Artist Trading Cards” A.K.A. some mini original paintings on small 2.5″x3.5″ pieces of paper. Phew. I thought I’d share some with you and you can find the rest of my  ACEOs here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MusicalColorStudio?section_id=11861651

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Coming Soon! Textile Art Prints

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I’ve been working on something new for Musical Color Studio– art prints (on paper) of my textile art (dyed or painted fabric work).

…So instead of selling a textile wall hanging, for hundreds of dollars, I can make open-edition prints of details from the fabric itself (for a much lower cost, of course!)

The prints look very similar to the fabric originals, with the warp and weft texture of the fabric and the rich colors of the dyes, so when they are hanging in a frame, it just looks like a framed piece of textile art! What do you think? (I’ll post again once they are available in my shop!)

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Fiber Art, Pt. II

More fiber art inspiration!

This time, I’ve included some of my own stitched fibers on watercolor paintings, and there’s also a silk painting, a fabric staircase installation, woven textiles, some beaded feet/socks (?), and an embroidered leaf… Enjoy!

 

Find more inspiration here: http://pinterest.com/jennabdecker/fibers-textiles-embroidery/

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Bio-Inspired Architecture and Design

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Fiber Arts, Pt. I

Inspiration ranging from embroidered plastic bags or scissor handles to thread sculptures to shibori to sculptural fabric in the shape of a dress… Fiber art never fails to impress.

…to be continued! Find more inspiration here: http://pinterest.com/jennabdecker/fibers-textiles-embroidery/ I do not own any of the above images, the artists are credited in the image titles, I am simply an admirer!

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Watercolor Prints

New prints available, and remember the Summer Art Sale (15% off all watercolor prints, use coupon code ARTPRINT15) is still going strong! Find all prints here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MusicalColorStudio?section_id=11638911

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(3rd image shows a cool kaleidoscope effect that can be made with 4 of the triangle prints!)

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Fibers & Watercolor

 

My most recent embroidered paper creation, available here. I love taking fibers and using them in unexpected ways- like stitched onto an abstract watercolor painting! If you want to learn a little more about my process, check out my (first ever!) blog post, here.

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Briar Mark: This Would Have Taken 8 Seconds to Type

I love Briar Mark’s stitched posters. A playful approach in pointing out the differences between handmade and computer-generated…

I need to play this video whenever someone tells me “you know you could just do that on a computer”. Look at the work/thought/time painstakingly put into all of those stitches! True creativity is unleashed when you’re working with your hands…

Find out more about Briar Mark:

her portfolio: http://cargocollective.com/briarmark

and her tumblr: http://briarmark.tumblr.com/

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New Hand-Painted Tote Bags!

Now available on my Etsy shop, Musical Color Studio:

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To give you a step-by-step process, here is a description of how I make a hand-painted tote bag….

1. Buy yards of fabric, wash the fabric, iron out the wrinkles in the fabric, cut out each bag and its straps.

2. I spend time thinking up and planning the design for the bag. I usually sketch a concept, mix paint colors, experiment, etc. For each design, I also cut out my own stencils and patterns to use while painting! (Which means everything is exclusively designed by myself, the artist, and I use no mass-produced images or material to create the bags)

3. Then I paint the bag (which takes me at least 2 hours, minimum, depending on the size and design).

4. Once the paint has dried and I heat set it, I then sew the bag and straps to turn it into a final product, ready for you to use!

More bags are available here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MusicalColorStudio?section_id=11645060

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