Monday, 11 January 2010
Anyone who has a Heart ..................
Reminds me of that song lol.........
6"x6" maybe book covers !
Do we say thankyou God for the snow,so we are trapped in to craft all day ?YES ,i get this nice cosy feeling all warm, looking out on a white frozen world outside,in here trying to create something with colour,its not easy but here is the weekend's efforts.
Still into my fabrics,paints and beads,I didnt really know what to create thats useful other than book covers,which could be adapted for the front of purses or bags,I dont know ,but just enjoy putting it all together,playing with paint on fabric to see what happens on different materials.
These started off as white rayon material with a sheen,I tried Brusho paints my favorite as you drop or brush the paint/dye on, the colours merge with one another I get a kick out of that lol,a bit disappointed to see the colour fade as it dried.I was working with Beryl Taylors book by my side she always inspires me,and love her heart themes that run through her book,as you see its rubbed off on me,I downloaded a heart template from Google images (free one)dyed the fabric for these,then padded them out before beading,lots of machine work,as when the fabric was dry i then stitched onto felt.
The flowers are diecuts,I was suprised my Sizzix cut through material,something else i learned lol..........the enameled butterfly brooch i bought for 10p on the market ,just cut the back off.Also there is a strip of Fabric Paper running down the side,i couldnt bring myself to throw away.knew it would come in useful :-].
Cant even get a decent photograph this weather the light is bad today.The metal charm heart ,center of the second one is acually blue glass but the light has caught it.