Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Books, books and more books

Last week I was away with five friends on a Play Away. We had a fabuous time, and are doing it again next year. Each of us led a half day session, and the general theme was books. Annie showed us how to make silk paper, that we painted and added some stamping and decoration to, these were folded into books. Turquoise was the colour I chose as usual.
Mary showed us how to make an accordian book with pelmet vilene, which we had inked up the day before. We made some embellishments by cutting up snippets of yarn and fabrics and placed them between organza and bondaweb. We then used the heat gun on them and the organza burnt away. These we placed on our books and hand stitched them on. We made ties with pelmet vilene, which we stitched. Oh dear turquoise again.
The next book was made out of friendly plastic, led by Liz of Friendly plastic fame. These were very tiny, and the only one I managed to finish was put together with organza, green this time. My project was the same as the fabric tags in my previous post. This time I did a blue one, only because Neet had the turquoise one, and if Neet hadn't had that one, Adrienne would have.
The two non book themes were etched copper metal led by Adrienne, and clay beads led by Neet. I hadn't tried either of these, and enjoyed doing something entirely different. I really enjoyed the Skinner blend and mica shift with the clay, and must do some more. I made some buttons as well, and as they are turquoise, I am bound to use them.


Cath Wilson said...

Looks and sounds as if you had loads of fun, Wendy. Lucky you and some fab work to show for it x

Heather said...

Gorgeous pieces Wendy - I love them all but especially the green piece in the sixth photo. You must all have had a fantastic time, and there's nothing wrong with turquoise!

Sherry Edwards said...

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all Wendy - and I love what you made x

Jacqui said...

Lovely work Wendy - it looks like a fun few days

Neet said...

Can't wait for the next one. Fabulous photos Wendy and you made so much with the clay. How come your etching turned out so well?
See you soon
Hugs, Neet xx

Lottie said...

Wow - speechless - the pieces are all so original and none of which I know how to do. Well I have made polymer clay buttons now - oh my how I would love to have been on your course

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