Friday 19 February 2010

Felted fabric postcard

This is my first ever attempt at a fabric postcard. I felted a background, added a fabric vintage image transfer, and then added some textured yarns. Now I must try one in fabric.

Bees wax and UTEE

Indian bees wax collage
The one above is a mix of collage, foil and UTEE
The one above has a faux solder around it of UTEE

I treated myself to a day workshop with Suze Weinberg. Although I had to drive all the way to Burnley in Lancashire it was well worth it. The first thing we made was the bees wax collage, which I loved doing, especially as there was a lovely picture of an Indian that I used. It measures 12" x 5 3/4"
After that we went through various ways of using UTEE. Some I liked, some I didn't, the results are on the green card.

Art quilts

I am in an art quilt swap, and as this was my first attempt at art quilts, I have gone overload and made several. There are several more in the making. The green one was the first one, so I try to keep my first attempts. The turquoise one is for Jean in the swap, and the orange one for a friends birthday which was yesterday
I made them on pelmet vilene, with the backgrounds made from baby wipes, not used on a baby, but to clean my ink pads. The other bits are made from various pieces of fabric paper that I had great fun making. My workroom has under floor heating, so the fabric paper dries very quickly spread out all over the floor.

Monday 8 February 2010

Nature Paper bag book

These are the two pages for a paper-bag swap I am in. The theme is Nature, so I did one in my favourite birds, and the other with butterflies. The butterfly wings are stamped on vellum, and there are two wings, one under the other to give it some dimension.

More tags

A few more tags for a swap I am in. Two are fabric, the other a mix of stamping, embossing, with fabric flowers. My sewing machine refuses to sew with metallic threads, which is very annoying. There are quite a few glittery fabrics on both the fabric ones.

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