Archive for May, 2009

Fishing for a bit of Lutradur

May 17, 2009

Wow – posting early this week. Must be a first for me! Here is the latest page from one of the little swapbooks that I’m doing. This book belonging to Judy is themed “water” so I had a play with a bit of fish leather and paint…

Dragon Waves

Dragon Waves

In the meantime I also had a play with some lutradur. I love the way it cuts so easily with the soldering iron and you can fuse various layers together. Here’s a postcard make for the Textile Art Festival coming up in 2 weeks.

Dreams

Dreams

Its made up of two pieces of lutradur painted different colours with some Angelina fused over and then mounted on painted paper. I cut holes into it BEFORE putting it on paper 🙂  (but I know you would have guessed that!!).

Only two weeks to go to the Textile Art Festival here in Brisbane, Australia. Trying to get everything packaged, labelled and in some kind of order. I’ll be at stand 46 so come and say hi on the weekend of May 29 – 31 if you’re in Brisbane and near the convention centre at Southbank.

A little extension…

May 12, 2009

After stamping the beaded piece last week, I also stamped a couple of left over pieces of fabric to use up the paint. This is what I turned one of them into…

"The eyes have it"

"The eyes have it"

The rings look like litte eyes with the blue centres. I’ve painted a frame black so this one can go straight onto display. the white paint has a very shiny finish to it so depending on how the light catches it, the piece is another sparkly one.

Also getting ready for the next challenge. I had a piece of fabric I had painted some time ago so now its coming into play.

Before

Before

What we have to do is chop it up into ATC sized pieces and then swap with the other members of the roup and do something with all the ATC sized pieces.

After!

After!

Each little piece is unique so I’m looking forward to what peole do with their little stack of ATC sized fabric.

WIP: Bead Challenge

May 7, 2009

Last month I was given a little packet of mixed beads as a challenge – go forth and do something! So here is what I got from Kathy…

An eclectic collection of beads

An eclectic collection of beads

So got to work trying a few different things and this is what I came up with. Its still in progress but shows the general idea.

The challenge piece

The challenge piece

Hopefully have this one finished soon.