Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Wearable Art #2- Reusable Bag

My second entry for the current PaperArtsy topic of wearable art is partly down to the charge on plastic bags that came into effect this week - I thought if I made something bright and cheery I might actually remember to take it with me 😊

I used a pre made bag and with the new limited edition and blueberry frescos, mixed with fabric medium, stamped the flowers and stencilled the border.  The bag is made of quite a heavy weave cotton so the stamping hasn't come out very clear in places - just adds to the handmade quality. To add a bit more interest I added buttons to the flower centres and sewed a length of ribbon along the top edge.

I've just noticed you can see part of a cushion I made recently so here's the whole thing - I've just rediscovered my passion for sewing so it's hard to fit in everything I want to make at the moment.

Thank you for popping by xx

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Wearable Art - Bangle

The current topic over at Paperartsy is wearable art - see here. I've several projects in mind and just hope I have time to work on them this week.

My first entry is a bangle - unfortunately I didn't take any in progress photos. This started life as a plain wooden bangle, which I painted in Honey Dew.  Next I stamped and painted a strip of tissue using a mix of paints and ink.  This was then glued to the bangle and the whole thing cover in gloss glaze.

Thank you for looking x