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Sunday, April 03, 2011

More Fleurs, Mixed Media, Repurposing and some Sewing

Some more lace and ribbon flowers.
I love making these.
I'm still using the lace that I got from Kerri
as part of a swap and she, in turn, got it from goodwill.
It tickles me that all that white lace
That was cast off by someone
has now become so colourful and wanted again.
I still have enough to make two more flowers!

I made this piece some time ago and wasn't very happy with it
but I did learn from doing it.

It's made with Lutradur.
The Lutradur was painted with fabric paint
and then the bird image was printed onto a transparency
and transferred onto the Lutrudur with gel medium.
The page is from an old materia medica.
Did I ever tell you I used to be a homoeopath?
I still have my full library of books.
The image was sewn on to the background
and what's nice about it is that the Lutradur is semi-transparent,
so it allows the text from the page behind to show through
giving a layered look.
Another piece of text was inserted just behind the bird's breast
adding to the layered look.
The whole lot was then attached to a background
of stained and distressed watercolour paper.
Although I'm not really happy with it,
it was good practice and, the transfer itself,
came out well for a first attempt.
The instructions for this piece are in the book,
"Fabulous Fabric Art with Lutradur".
The book includes two sample sheets of Lutradur
and I've used both now.

A few days ago, I decided to repurpose an empty cotton bud container.
I layered different colours of angelina on top of it
to give it a marbled effect
and filled it with buttons.

Then, yesterday I delved into my bag of silk scraps
and sewed this bookmark.

That's it for now. I'm off to do some pressing, but boring, chores. :-(


  • At 8:16 pm, Blogger Tiddy and Charlie. said…

    You've been very busy! The flowers are simply beautiful.

  • At 11:09 am, Blogger shirley said…

    the flowers are lovely, I have lots of old lace this is a good idea. I do like the bookmark..I have seen a couple and would like to learn how to make them...when I get a minute that is.

  • At 10:45 pm, Blogger Tricks said…

    Hi Hazel, Thanks for popping by, lovely to hear from you.
    My you have been busy with your new ventures. I really think you have found yourself in your latest creations.
    Hope that we can keep in touch. I will add you to my reader so that I can keep up with what you are up to.
    Thanks for the comments.
    I love the way that your work is moving and especially the precious crochet pieces. I think they would sell just as they are. Lots of crafters would love to add them to their work I am sure. Best Wishes Tricia :D

  • At 9:05 am, Blogger Knitman said…

    Gosh! You all sorts! And well!

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