Monday, 26 January 2015

Every Inchie Monday -- Talk

On Every Inchie Monday talk is the word. I found this one a bit of a problem, and in the end came up with a girl and her mobile phone for the stampbord one, and two talking silhouettes for the fabric one.
The fabric is leatherette and felt.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Fabric book of the sea Pages 12 & 13

I haven't made any pages for this since last August, as the house move and a dose of flu that I am now getting over haven't been very good for creativity.
The one with jelly fish has a felted wool and silk background with machine and hand embroidery. The jelly fish are made from crystal organza with various yarns for the tenticles.
The memories page consists of photos from 60 + years ago, and having been taken with old cameras, haven't printed very well onto the fabric. They are faded a bit like the memories. They are all family photos. The sea is a collection of yarns sewn down at random, and the sandy bits have French knots and a few shells added.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Tag Tuesday -- Texture Tuesday

It's texture on Tag Tuesday this week, one of my favourite things. I used texture paste, and puff paint through a stencil, and heated it to puff up the paint. I painted the whole tag with gesso to seal the surface. I then painted the tag with some new paints (Pebeo Moon) one of my daughters bought me for Christmas. This was their first outing, so I wasn't sure how they would react. They can be used on all surfaces, especially hard surfaces like metal, wood, ceramics, glass etc. As mine was card I wasn't sure they would work. The paint sort of mixes the colours itself, and gives an enamel like finish. Took ages to dry, so it was as well I made this last week. I hope the scan shows it up properly.
I added some friendly plastic butterflies to finish it off.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Every Inchie Monday -- Elephant

This week elephant is the word following giraffe, Trillian is using the last letter of the previous one to start the next.
My stampbord one has an alcohol background and a shrink plastic elephant. The sewn one is my good old soft leather again, and I gave it an Indian look

Friday, 16 January 2015

Artful Times DT piece for Time

Time is the theme on Artful Times, So I dragged a cog book out of my things to alter box,and put all the pages through embossing folders. (They are quite thick) I then coloured them with metal paints, and them rubbed them down to make them grungy. I added various painted cog die cuts, some of which I rusted.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Tag Tuesday -- Diva

This week on Tag Tuesday it's Diva.  The term Diva was originally used for opera singers, but I couldn't find a picture of one that I liked. The background is one of Tim's papers and the picture and quote of Marilyn Munroe from the internet. I added lace and flowers to finish it off. Just in case you can't read the quote it says: Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring

Monday, 12 January 2015

Every Inchie Monday -- Giraffe

This week the word  on every inchie Monday is Giraffe. The stampbord one has a shrink plastic giraffe, and on the sewn one I used black thread for the shape and markings. For those of you who don't know what stampbord is. it has a fabulous clay  hard surface which is wonderful for inking (especially alcohol ink) and stamping. The substrate is hard so it wont buckle.You can scratch the surface away to make extra marks. It can be made into brooches, pendants, boxes etc It is very versatile.

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