Judy Coates’ Folk Art-Inspired Ornament Tutorial

i always love it when I stumble across something totally unexpected online. I'm always finding ads for things I could buy, from e-courses to classes to tutorials. You can find a lot of free tutorials, of course, but many of them aren't particularly well-done, sometimes leaving out steps or providing photos that leave a LOT to your imagination. "Glue what to what? Huh?" So I'm delighted to find things that are interesting, well-presented, and--of course!--free! and imagine my delight this morning to find my friend Judy Coats' ornament tutorial. I've known Judy for years; she was a big part of Creative Time & Space: Making Room for Making Art, and I got to spend a little time with her this year at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

Judy Coats' Folk Art Inspired Ornament

When I saw the ornament and asked Judy if I could share, I asked her what gave her the idea for this. It's part of a blog hop that includes a bunch of fabulous people: Judy says, "I love Mexican folk art, especially the embossed tin ornaments that are painted with bright festive colors. I thought I would try making an ornament referencing that look, but with the materials I had on hand." Go here for Judy's tutorial. Here's a list of the other participants with links to their posts: November 9: Jane LaFazio Sketch & Stitch Gift Bags November 10: Lyric Kinard Glitter, Glisten, Glimmer: Beaded Snowflake Ornament November 11: Tracie Lyn Huskamp Christmas Cardinal Ornament November 13: Traci Bunkers Moldable Foam Stamps November 14: Melanie Testa Zipper Pouch November 15: Judy Coates Perez Folk Art Inspired Ornament November 16: Kelli Nina Perkins Whimsical Spool Garland November. 17: Lisa Engelbrecht Experimental Lettering November 18: Jill Berry Geo Papers and Projects November 19: Gloria Hansen Resizing a Digital Image the Easy Way November 20: Diana Trout Japanese-Style Fabric Wrap (Furoshiko) Enjoy!   Ricë also blogs at The Voodoo Cafe.
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