Wednesday, October 30, 2013

DAFA artists present Mixed Media Mania

In an evening of hands-on art projects coordinated by Chuck Baber at the October meeting, four DAFA members shared their techniques with participants in this year’s Mixed Media Mania. Louise Schubert, April Soncrant, Denise Spillane and Beth Swider presented their four different fiber projects to members rotating from table to table at The Point.

Denise taught a Handbound Mini-Notebook, incorporating her Gelli-printing fabrics and papers; Louise taught Zipper Roses, constructed from colorful recycled zippers; Beth coached participants in designing a mailable Double Duty Doodle postcard; and April led everyone in assembling Embellished Name Badges from wood, chipboad, fabric and precut letters.

Here are a few pictures of the jam-packed evening.

Left to right: Mixed-Media Mania boss Chuck Baber models one of the new DAFA aprons, which will go on sale at the November meeting. Denise Spillane demonstrates the pamphlet stitch. Beth Swider (standing) shows Mary Lou Smith how to package the doodle postcard for mailing.

Left to right: Take-home projects for the evening included name badges, zipper roses, notebooks with Gelli-print covers, and double-use doodle postcards. Louise Schubert smiles for the camera In the midst of happy chaos. April Soncrant and Chuck Baber confer at the name badge table.
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