Sunday, June 26, 2011

April Art Journal Quilt–Finished, June Art Journal Quilt–Started

Yep, I’ve skipped a month. 

Only because an idea came to me quickly for the little June quilt and I was impatient and had to start it straight away.

“Ankh – Life”,  my art journal quilt for April is in memory of our trip to Melbourne and a visit to the Melbourne Museum to see relics of King Tutankhamen's tomb. 


The background of the quilt is painted lutradur (using acrylics) and the gold highlights were made with lumiere paint.   When completely dry it was run through the ink jet printer to print out the hieroglyphics.  The ankh sympbol was appliqued on and highlighted with prismacolour pencils.  It was so much fun to try some new to me techniques and I am loving the whole monthly art journal quilt journey.

Recently, a group of friends and I went for coffee and lunch at Highfields.  We were joined by the lady who recently showed us her tangles, Chris.  (Thanks Chris).

Zentangle Coffee

Could this be a zentangle coffee in her honour?

We also discovered a braid shop in the same complex,  and I made a couple of purchases- couldn’t resist.  I was going to put a photo up but I have … um…….misplaced them for the moment.  Next time…..



shirley said...

I wonder what zentangle pattern that coffee top would be called.

Your art quilts are so inspiring. You are doing a wonderful job with them, and I know how well you are enjoying.

I like the processes you did with this one.

teresa said...

I am so jealous of your art journal and all the amazing little quilts you've made so far. This one is wonderful. Love the techniques you've used and it turned out terrific. I must show you the little piece of zentangle I did after I read your blog.. it was very addictive... love the coffee zentangle!

Suztats said...

Di, I love this little quilt, and the process you used to create it. I've never used lutradur, but I've been hearing about it. Sounds like you're having a lot of fun! Hugs

Anneliese said...

Dianne, this is such terrible good technique what you used. It came out so well. And it looks beautiful. The coffee zentangle is fun.