Saturday, 25 July 2009
Saturday Blues in more ways than one :-](The middle Pic is the back of my book)
Saturdays are always quiet for me,so a good day for crafting,with no interruptions,I bought a new book on Mixed Media Fabric Art by Angie Hughes called "Stitch,Cloth,Paper and Paint" fabulous book so inspiring,had to try some techniques out today... this is the result,not perfection,its all a learning curve but enjoyable.
As you know i,m into fabric art at the moment,this lady works a bit different to the way I have been working making my fabric paper,I did try to follow but went my own way as per usual lol
I used cotton muslin (forgot to use the Gesso as she had !)brushing with PVA glue but instead of using paper collage on this i used lace,fibres and scrim,then another layer of PVA then tissue paper,instead of using Brusho paints I used Acyrlic paint thinly...I loved the effect.
My sewing machine came into play next as you can see,(still practicing),on the front cover I made a heart out of lace, I sewed on, then added a fancy dry clay heart/pendant,painted with Luminere paints,then added beads sewn by hand.
The buttons were the only way I could think of fastening down the book it works,with fibres wrapped round to the back button !
Inside I lined with dark blue silk sewn by hand, I cant believe I did that lol,didnt take long,then used Beryl Taylors method Pamphlet stitch to tie in the inside pages.
I think I still like Beryl Taylors method of working,as Angie Hughes makes her complete piece first including all the sewing then paints the whole thing last,its a great way of doing things,I like the way the machine stitching is painted to blend in,I may try that next,it takes longer,I just need more patience :-]
I,m really pleased with this little sketch book,I,m getting quite a collection now lol !
About Angie Hughes...here and here
Saffie (my cat) is now home from the vets !she has to go back for checkups though.