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Family Vacations & Picnics

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Family Vacations Canvas by Lorine Mason

Family vacations for my husband, our two daughters and myself centered around camping and visiting relatives once we moved away from everyone. One place we returned to over and over again was a campground called Pancake Bay which is actually a provincial park in Ontario. It was almost halfway for all concerned and we were able to camp directly next to the lakefront. It was a wonderful experience, that we were lucky enough to repeat for three years. 
I created this canvas as a Father’s Day gift for my husband to hang in his home office. 
I painted a 14 x 16 inch canvas and decoupaged two pieces of scrap booking paper to the front. I then cut three opening through the canvas and decoupaged papers for my pictures to peek through. Cutting down the middle of the intended openings allowed me to roll back the edges of the canvas to create the windows. With the addition of some paper weaving and single accent strips the canvas was almost complete. I did not want to add a frame so I glued twine over the frames’ sides to finish. Viola – a handmade tribute to camping, family and most of all Dads’.

DAD: Thanks for all you did and who you were.  
Henry Adam Schlamp November 1923 – May 2012   
Love Lorine          

Sullivans, The Cutting Edge Video

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The Sullivans Book ProjectI recently posted a video to YouTube where I demonstrate the  Sullivans, The Cutting Edge cutting system while creating a paper project. I am not known for my paper projects however have sold many designs before focusing my energy and design skills to the fabric arts. This however was a good fit as I am very familiar with a rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler system, having used them for years in my fabric projects. I quickly came up with a project and filmed the video.
The main reason I was interested in the video project was that Sullivans, The Cutting Edge offers a unique twist to the traditional three part cutting system. Each of the rulers comes with an embedded sharpening blade along its edge. As you  run the rotary cutter along the ruler it sharpens the blade. This is a wonderful for a couple of reasons, #1 it saves money as replacing dull blades can be expensive and #2 we now have the ability to change between fabric and paper without worrying about dulling our blades. With the Mixed Media craze right now, crossing between the two mediums does not require separate tools. Anyone who works with fabric has had the talk with their family members. Do Not Touch my cutting tools. There was no excuse great enough to get a pass on this one. I will admit now that I have discovered this system and the ability to cross between mediums the rules have not changed in my house. Why change the rules mid way through the game.
I will be posting the complete instructions for the book project very soon. In the meantime please check out the video, I would love to hear your thoughts.


Sullivans, The Cutting Edge Project

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  Project Sullivans, The Cutting Edge by Lorine Mason

I was recently contracted to create a video for Sullivans, The Cutting Edge cutting system. I am a fabric artisan however had no problem whatsoever coming up with the above project to highlight just how a paper artist might use The Cutting Edge tools in their work. I have utilized this system for many of my fabric projects over the past number of months as I liked the idea that the rulers come with an embedded sharpening blade along side each of the rulers. Each time the rotary cutter blade runs along side the ruler, the blade is sharpened. This saves a lot of money as blades can be expensive. On to the paper project.

Anyone who has fabric scissors has had discussions with their family members as to what scissors can be used for paper and exactly what scissors are off limits. This is true for rotary cutters as well. That is until now as sharpening the blade happens throughout the project so switching between fabric and paper is no longer an issue. I will say however the rules stand in our house as why change them part way through the game.
I will be providing the instructions for the book project very soon. In the meantime take a look at the video and be sure to leave a comment. www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhgMlEPf6sg