Artist Tribe

I was thrilled in the fall of 2017 to be one of the five people chosen to be part of artist Gwen Lafleur's very first design team! Gwen is an outstanding artist and stocks some amazing items--from all over the world--in her online store. I am honored and blessed to be able to create projects, paintings and decorative items that incorporate here unique beads, trims and stencils. Gwen is a designer for Stencil Girl, and both her stencils and the artwork she creates are just amazing.

Here are some of my creations using Gwen Lafluer's stencils and supplies from her online store:
Romantic journal collage
Magical Mini Book with Turkmen jewelry part and ribbon closure

Tayala: Golden Rain Goddess done using Gwen's July 2018 Stencil Club designs plus stencils by Andrea Matus deMeng and Michelle Ward. Crown made from Dresden Trim and mini brads
Tuscan Summer Day journal page with Gwen's Stencil Club July 2018 designs, Art Deco stencils, and les Oiseaux Florentine paper on a turmeric teabag background
Turmeric Flip Journal with Boho stencil done in Radiant Rust Baked Texture embossing powder on turmeric teabag background with ring closure and Turkmen jewelry parts accent
9-Patch Paper Quilt with my own fabric and fabric designs made using Gwen's stencils.
Center design is from an Art Deco stencil.
Recycled cardboard with paint skins and Afraid to Try" stencil

Sari Scrap Flower Child Fairy with silk sari scraps, Turkmen jewelry parts and Florentine paper
Medieval-inspired art quilt. "Slice and dice" circle quilt pieces plus sari ribbon trim,
Dresden trim and a small Turkmen jewelry party.

Football Hero Circa 1936, with chalk paints, old dictionary pages and Baked Texture Embossing Powders
1942 Wedding, with chalk paint distressed background, laces and sari scrap medallions
Deco Bookplate stencil with compass coin and Turkmen jewelry parts
Deco Bookplate stencil with molding paste + self portrait and snakeskin
Radiant Rust Workshop: piece was created during a workshop with Seth Apter at Ink Pad NYC.
I went kind of crazy making paper dolls using many of the items from Gwen's online shop.

This doll has three of Gwen's washi tapes

This doll has two of Gwen's washi tapes, embossing powder, plus a downloadable rose

This paper doll has a Dresden trim headdress and mini wings on her boots
The "seek" doll has embossing powder on her wings, leg and blouse and a sari scrap skirt.
Turkmen and Fabric Boho Necklace, made from Turkmen jewelry parts, handmade fabric beads,
glass and metal beads, and strung on "Darn Good Yarn"
Cover for Khadi art journal, using printed teabags and downloadable roses
Warrior Woman paper doll, full view. Using downloadable wings and roses, plus Florentine paper and sari ribbon
Recycled Body Butter jar, front view, showing dangling Turkmen jewelry parts and my own handmade tyvek beads
Recycled Body Butter jar, top view, showing Kuchi patch top
Deco Dreams journal page, utilizing papers, downloadable butterfly, and Gwen's Art Deco stencil
Detail shot of up-cycled shoe box, showing trims and dangling Turkmen jewelry parts
Top view of up-cycled shoe box
Gift box with black, gold and pearl sari trim
Velvet choker necklace with Hmong Star patches
Women Who Run With the Wolves themed journal pages
Holiday gift tag featuring a German Scrap Angel
Black and white holiday tags designed with Gwen's stencils
Mixed Media "Coco" Christmas Ornament with a small Mexican Nicho, ribbon and beads
Fly Your Freak Flag journal page with Dresden Trim wing and crown and stencil
Lunch Hour Journal Page with washi tape accents
ATC with washi tape and downloadable butterfly
ATCs with washi tape and downloadable butterflies
Vintage Circus Journal Page with swinging Turkmen jewelry pieces
Vintage photo collage with stencils, embossing powder, washi tape and Nuvo Drops
Valentines made with heart-shaped rag paper, stencils, English "scrap" cherubs and flowers and assorted trims


Jill McDowell said...

Linda, I’ve always loved your work, but seeing it all together is just WOW!

Jackie P Neal said...

I'm with Jill!
What a super idea Linda to put together this tribe page! Seeing all of your pieces here-each one such a beautiful work and knowing there is a common thread makes them seem magical!
beautiful my Tribe sister!

Gwen Lafleur said...

This is wonderful - so great to see all of your amazing Tribe creations in one place!