Sunday, 29 September 2013

Fabric Picture

I enjoyed creating my fabric panel so much I decided to have another go - on a smaller scale this time using a very pretty stamp from PaperArtsy, HP1109EX. I also crackled the frame using Pansy as the base coat, topped with Stone. 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Fabric Painting inspired by Liz Borer

The wonderful thing about following the fantastic PaperArtsy blog is the wide range of work you get to see from their guests. This week is the turn of Liz Borer, check out her projects here.
From following this blog I've attempted projects/techniques I wouldn't have otherwise thought of or wouldn't have had the courage to have a go at.

Liz has made some beautiful projects this week with fabric.  So armed with a value brand pillow case as my material off I started - very nervously to begin with.

Here's the initial stamping using 2 of the JOFY stamps sets;

Then the finished painted panel - not sure how I'm going to use it yet, I think may be frame it as a picture. I was thinking a cushion front but then I couldn't wash it.  I would like to find out what paint to use that would give a permanent on say aprons, cushions etc.

The paints I've used are;

Butterflies - moon light and eggplant
Leaves - tinned peas
Flowers - claret and butternut
Background - honey dew, hey pesto, butternut and moon light

To finish off I've made a couple of buttons and hi-lighted the large flowers with some gold seed beads.

Thank you Liz for the inspiration and great tutorial.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

CaS Inspired by Joanne Wardle

Just a quick post this week - how difficult was this ? ....very....the temptation to add something more is unbelievable.  No layers, no crackle, no stencils, no dimensional paste.......
But thank you Joanne over at PaperArtsy for the great idea. This is something I'll definitely use for a quick card and to use stamps that don't get much of an outing.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

My First Triptych!

This week has been Alison Bomber's first week as the guest over at PaperArtsy and what a brilliant week it's been, click. here to see her truly inspiring projects.
I've used a bit of everything from her "trio" projects - especially like the idea of embossing with Fresco paints !
I didn't have any canvases or boards so cut 3 shapes from some spare cardboard. I peeled back the edges and painted them with Tinned Peas, applied a layer of Crackle Glaze and then used Nougat once this was dry - I am still ooooh every time I use Crackle Glaze, it never ceases to amaze me how brilliantly it works every time !
After that I stencilled the stars with Mermaid (unfortunately not very evenly) and clear embossed.
Next I applied some dimensional paste through another stencil and hi-lighted using Coffee Archival ink.
I used the same ink to stamp out the bottles, flower,butterfly (just for Alison) and dragonfly - the last 2 I stamped onto card and cut out so I could mount them with 3D pads for some extra dimension. Everything was looking a bit brown so I've washed over the bottles and butterflies with Hey Pesto.  
The finishing touch was a smidge of treasure gold along the top edges.
I'm not sure how I'm going to mount these yet - I'll see what I can find later on !