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Filigree Fluid Fun

July 11, 2011

Stewart Gill Filigree Fluid

Been playing around with some Filigree Fluid and having a bit of fun. The thin nozzle makes it easy to create fine lines with this puff paste. Essentially its a puff paste, meaning that the filigree fluid puffs up when you apply heat from an embossing gun. The difference with this product is that you have a fine nozzle to apply delicate lines and the puffed results are really firm.

Filigree fluid applied to fabric

Apply the Filigree fluid to fabric and then sprinkle a little embossing powders like Opals on the wet fluid. I like using Opals embossing powders because they are flexible and thus are perfect for fabric.

Powder dusted onto fabric

Use an embossing heat gun to puff up the fluid.

Puffed Up Filigree Fluid

The result is a very firm set of delicate lines to decorate the fabric. By firm I mean not as rubbery as other puff pastes can be so the fabric is still flexible, the fluid is not going to snap off. You can add filigree fluid to any porous surface including paper.


 Team with Byzantia Paint to get great jewelled effects.


Recent Textile wanderings…

July 11, 2011

Been playing with a few different things of late. The image above is from a piece I made in Isobel Hall’s workshop a couple of months again -impasto gel through a stencil and then painted. I decided to embellish the flower centres with magenta beads to give the piece a bit of a lift. The gold is some encaustic wax. I finally found a use for the birch craft iron – it makes a great encaustic wax iron!

Also did a workshop with Sandra Meech, playing with making books for creating artistic inspiration. I’ve made a few now – they are my favourite holiday activity. Here’s a look inside some:

Now I just have to find the time to work into them! There are 1/2 A4 size cut horizontally. So really easy to do when travelling. I simply take a Koh-i-noor watercolour set, a selection of papers and brushes to spend some time paining up the papers in the colours of the area. Then using some linen thread do a simple binding and weave to connect all the separate signatures together.

Its still school holidays here in Queensland so entertaining a few young ones today. Have to check what all the noise is about!