Sunday, April 18, 2010

Felted treeman !

I have been working on this off and on for a few weeks and still don't know if i am fully finished with it yet but i am going to leave it alone for now. This started off with a piece of handmade green felt that reminded me of part of a treetrunk shape. I was going to try and get it done to put in a show here but then i didn't think it was good enough anyway so i slowed down on it .
I used different merino and silk fibres lots of yarns  chifon scarfs for most of the background. The leaves were made from drier sheets with added fibres aand wool then hand embroidered and beads were added. I free motioned the felted piece with swirls to get the feeling of the knots and contour lines of the tree trunk and i added some random beads and hand stitching and french knots.  I added some tree twigs i picked up from my garden wrapped in mixed fibres and hand stitched in place. The photo does not do it justice it has such great texture. Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think !

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Painted lace and muslin

Hi everyone ! i decided to play along at the  technique of the month it was so cool seeing the transformation. I fused different pieces of lace to some fabric, then i added copper foil, i painted it over with lumiere copper paint then dabbed a mix of blue and silver with some perfect pearls added to make the shade of blue i wanted. Then on top i dabbed more copper mixed with some pearls. i added a little bit of rub n buff in copper and turquoise and voila a really cool surface and piece of fabric which i think i am going to turn into a journal cover.
Not wanting to waste the paint mixed i painted a piece of muslin with the paints and when dry i stamped some swirls on it looks so nice in real life. so here or the pics !!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

scrumptious surfaces !!

Hi everybody ! hope you all had a wonderful week, a few things to share today !! i have been taking a couple of local classes for my embellisher and we started a little art group to learn new techniques once a month. A friend of mine Judy Eckhardt has taken lots of classes and is well known in the quilting world, here in my county and is passing on her creativity with her own classes. I have tons of samples but today i wanted to share a couple i made in the last class plus two samples i made at home playing and i also want to share some samples of paper fused to quilt batting and inked/painted to look like leather that we created in our art group. i also played a little with my paints and alcohol inks perfect pearls etc.

first two made in the embellisher class felt silks, ribbons, sari ribbon, scarves embroidery

these two i made at home rovings silks, velvet, sheers, yarns

paper leather samples highlighted with treasure gold and the sunset looking one bottom left corner has painted wonder under and mysty fuse on top the two on the right or created using tissuetex and the top left was created using brown paper so cool !!

playing with my paints and ink etc on tissue, cheesecloth, scrim, paper towel and wonder under

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy easter look what i got this week !!

Hi everyone ! first off hope your all having a fab weekend !! I also hope you all have a very blessed easter i cant wait to get my hands on my easter egg but have to wait till sunday !!

 I have really treated myself to some goodies this past week or so i just love shopping but funds don't always allow me to shop as much as i would like.  Well actually I sold some old stuff on kijiji so with the money i upgraded my embellisher machine to a babylock 12 needle plus i bought the acrylic extention table which i love !! I used one last week at a friends house and i was sold !! Its brilliant when you have lots of fibres and fabrics layered up to embellish nothing drops off  anymore.

I also bought transfer paints, golden acrylics, lumiere paints,  shiva paintsticks,  rub n buffs fabric markers, golden gel, gesso, gum arabic, a new journal  gosh what else oh yes lots of fibres meriono silks, books magazines and oh yes i bought a circle maker for my sewing machine. I bought a few other trinkets beads etc boy it was fun lol !! here is a few pics of some of my goodies !! so now i need to have a good play !!

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