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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Ted Harrison Inspired Paper Pieced Landscapes

Hello everyone! I have been upgraded from a half cast to a full cast. It is less bulky making it slightly easier to do things and waterproof (Yay! Showers!) ... life just got better! AND the orthopaedic surgeon said the break is clean and I likely will not require surgery. Quite a relief! I will continue to plod along in the craftroom knowing there is an end in sight ... JANUARY 4 IS RELEASE DAY! (If all has healed!)

So now the cards .... are you familiar with the art of Ted Harrison? This Canadian landscape artist‘s work embodies the beauty of the North, specifically the Yukon. His paintings are well known in an edition of The Cremation of Sam McGee. When Simon Says Stamp released the die set, Layered Hills, I was reminded of the bold lines and vibrant colours of Ted Harrison’s work.

These cards are one layer and paper pieced with the exception of the stacked die cut sentiments and oval frame. To create the 'puzzle pieces', two colours of card stock are overlapped and the die used to cut through both of them . The pieces will connect together perfectly. Scotch tape holds them together while the next colour is introduced by overlapping it on one of the previous colours. This die cutting process is continued until the landscape is built in its entirety.

If that was not clear, I have a short video to illustrate the process ... real time, unedited ... YIKES!

The wafer die sentiments by Simon Says Stamp, Sending, Hello Crafty Friend, Bold Hello and Script Thanks, were cut four times and stacked. Each sentiment was dotted with Tombow glue and left to dry. The tacky adhesive is now repositionable making it easier to stack the sentiments ... even for me in this cast! The secondary sentiment was stamped with Black Versafine ink.

All of the landscapes were mounted on black card stock before being adhered to a card base.


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