Monday, August 27, 2018

Photo fun at Lucy Sparrow's Sparrow Mart in Los Angeles

Stefanie Girard Lucy Sparrow Sparrow Mart Brillo Cambell's Soup Felt art
I had a great time at Sparrow Mart and even got to take a pict with the artist Lucy Sparrow!
Stefanie Girard Lucy Sparrow Sparrow Mart Brillo Cambell's Soup Felt art
I even had to continue with a bit of photo fun based on the Absolut Vodka advertising- Absolut Sparrow.
Stefanie Girard Lucy Sparrow Sparrow Mart Brillo Cambell's Soup Felt art
And my favorite snack food- Goldfish!



Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Movable modern minimalist art

modern art stripes movable painting stefanie girard
I love to rearrange things. That includes my art. This piece is made of lathing strips (thin strips of wood used when you plaster walls.

Here are a bunch of arrangements:
modern art stripes movable painting stefanie girard
I like looking at an arrangement for awhile and then I move the painted strips around.
modern art stripes movable painting stefanie girard
I plan on painting some more strips of wood. It really can be endless.
modern art stripes movable painting stefanie girard

To make the base I simply made a base with the strips and put tiny nails on the vertical pieces of wood.
I did this a bit loose so the strips could move.

The bottom piece is glued in place.
modern art stripes movable painting stefanie girard


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Movable Blocks -Embroidered Quotes Art Installation - By Stefanie Girard


Moving Blocks Art Installation Embroidered quotes Stefanie Girard

 Today I want to share with you an art installation piece that I recently exhibited. It's made up of over 150 fabric covered (recycled) wood blocks.

About half of them have embroidered quotes and words on them. They are mounted on coated galvanized metal and I move them around to create different arrangements. Here are 5 arrangements and some close-ups of a few of the blocks. If you want to see all the embroidery you can pop over to the hashtag #stefanieembroiders on my Instagram @stefanielgirard. I am constantly making more and creating new arrangements so feel free to follow them!
Moving Blocks Art Installation Embroidered quotes Stefanie Girard


In each photo I held my fingers indicating what number the arrangement was.
Moving Blocks Art Installation Embroidered quotes Stefanie Girard


Let me know which one is your favorite!
Moving Blocks Art Installation Embroidered quotes Stefanie Girard


Or if you have a good quote or word you think deserves to be embroidered.
Moving Blocks Art Installation Embroidered quotes Stefanie Girard


Close-ups:
Moving Blocks Art Installation Embroidered quotes Stefanie Girard


Moving Blocks Art Installation Embroidered quotes Stefanie Girard
More embroidered quote block close-ups:
machine embroidered quotes art, Stefanie Girard, instalation art, mixed-media art, word art
Lots of colors:
machine embroidered quotes art, Stefanie Girard, instalation art, mixed-media art, word art
Groups of colors:
machine embroidered quotes art, Stefanie Girard, instalation art, mixed-media art, word art
Greys:
machine embroidered quotes art, Stefanie Girard, instalation art, mixed-media art, word art

Medium shot:
machine embroidered quotes art, Stefanie Girard, instalation art, mixed-media art, word art

I even made the Glendale News Press and Burbank Leader!
Moveable embroidered quote blocks art Stefanie Girard


Monday, December 18, 2017

Embellish bird shower curtain rings with washi tape

washi tape bird shower curtain rings Christmas decoration
I scored these bird shower curtain rings some time ago and had planned to dress them up with washi tape. I ran across them when I was cleaning up the house prepping for Christmas decorating and thought why not finally get to this project and use Christmas washi tape.
washi tape bird shower curtain rings Christmas decoration
I have to admit it took me about 15 minutes to cover the birds with a strip of washi tape. Oh and then anothe r10 minutes to swap them out. Not bad, hu?
washi tape bird shower curtain rings Christmas decoration

I think after Christmas I will peal the Christmas washi tape off and replace it with something "spring" themed.

Friday, November 24, 2017

How to make a Christmas tree shaker card with heart dies

Heart die cut Christmas tree shaker card Crafter's Companion Stefanie Girard Buttons galore
It can be fun to take basic shapes like a heart and transform it into something like this Christmas tree. The heart dies from Crafter's Companion are mixed-media dies and they cut through cardstock and Fun Foam at the same time which is how you make this shaker card.
Heart die cut Christmas tree shaker card Crafter's Companion Stefanie Girard
First up I die cut the 3 hearts at the same time layering the silver cardstock and Fun Foam.
Heart die cut Christmas tree shaker card Crafter's Companion Stefanie Girard Buttons Galore
Then I glued a piece of recycled plastic container between the silver cardstock and Fun Foam. I played around with different sequins and embellishments from Buttons Galore on the top of the card until I liked the look.
I trimmed the black Fun Foam down to about a 1/4 inch.
Heart die cut Christmas tree shaker card Crafter's Companion Stefanie Girard Buttons Galore

 I then filled the three upside down hearts that formed the Christmas tree with gold sequin mix and glued the green glitter cardstock together.

Then I glued on the half pearls and buttons to the top layer of the card.

This technique for cutting the cardstock and fun foam makes creating shaker cards so easy!



Sunday, July 9, 2017

Pill Paintings Series by Stefanie Lynn Girard

Pill Painting YAY Stefanie Lynn Girard, Pill art, Drug art, pharmacy art, pop art, modern art
Pill painting - YAY
Plaid Pill Painting Stefanie Lynn Girard, Pill art, Drug art, pharmacy art, pop art, modern art
Pill painting- Pink Plaid
Pouring Pill Painting Stefanie Lynn Girard, Pill art, Drug art, pharmacy art, pop art, modern art
Pill Painting- Pouring Out
Pill Painting Bunny, Stefanie Lynn Girard, Pill art, Drug art, pharmacy art, pop art, modern art
Pill Painting- Bunny in an open pill
Pill in a mirror Painting Stefanie Lynn Girard, Pill art, Drug art, pharmacy art, pop art, modern art
Pill Painting- Pill with reflection in a mirror

These are the first 5 pill paintings in the Stefanie Paints Pills series of capsule art

Monday, April 3, 2017

How to make a die cut bird recycled wool felted sweater drink cozy

Crafter's Companion Gemini die cutting machine Mixed-media bird die, stefanie Girard, recycled wool felted sweater, drink cozy

Here at Sweater Surgery I have a new favorite tool- the Crafter's Companion Gemini Die Cutting machine and the Crafter's Companion Mixed Media dies today's- the bird mixed media die. 

These two tools will die cut recycled sweaters like a dream! 

Crafter's Companion Gemini die cutting machine Mixed-media bird die, stefanie Girard, recycled wool felted sweater, drink cozy
With the hot weather just around the corner cool drinks will be by my side and that means new cup cozies.
Crafter's Companion Gemini die cutting machine Mixed-media bird die, stefanie Girard, recycled wool felted sweater, drink cozy
 The cuff part of the sleeve of a wool felted sweater works great to keep a drink cool.

After I die cut the body of the bird and the wing I stitched a pearl bead onto the body of the bird.

I glued the bird body onto the cuff while it was on the cup along with the wing.

I am sure these will work for hot drinks as well. Be sure to come on back to see more recycled sweater die cutting creativity with all the mixed-media dies.


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