Sunday, 12 September 2010

Back at last ...

I have been absent for a while but am still crafting when I can. I am becoming more and more interested in mixed media and textile art and had a wonderful day at 'The Festival of Quilts' at the NEC a few weeks ago. While I am not aspiring yet to a full on quilt I have been playing with smaller works...do you remember this...


Well I have turned it into this...using some more fabric paper made from chocolate wrappers to applique on top...





I liked how it turned out. The motifs on these pieces are adapted from those by Jackie Cardy in Quilting Arts Magazine Issue 39.

A week or two ago I had a morning making fabric paper out of paper napkins ...







So I decided to do another little appliqu├ęd piece using the chocolate paper and turn it into a journal cover using some napkin paper ... here's how it turned out ...




In the end I used the back of the napkin paper for the actual cover as the way the colours had seeped through seemed to 'go' better! There's a bit of purple sparkle on the top piece where I used a metallic thread but it is hard to see in the small picture. This will be going off to a new home soon as one of the groups I am in has a fabric paper swap going at the moment.

6 comments:

  1. These are fabulous, just love the colours, and what you made with the fabric paper.

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  2. I cannot believe you turn wrappers into these stunning creations, this is something I have never done. Perhaps something I should try. I will follow you and keep my eyes out for some more of your stunning creations. Tracy Evans x

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous. maybe I will get it in the swap!

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  4. Wow these are gorgeous, love what you have done with fabric paper and the colors are fantastic, great work.
    Anni

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  5. Beautiful work - glad you are back sharing your creations, and thanks for commenting on mine :-)

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