Saturday, 1 June 2013

Latest Blog Post: Miss Mash Studio

.: Quilt for the budding designer,author or maybe a b...: Well the rocket quilt top is finished, [I'll post a pic of this later] in the meantime I thought you might like to see this finished flo...

Friday, 31 May 2013

Fibrefilm/Tyvek

Another item from Marian's clear out was some 'Fibre film', non-toxic
Tyvek sheets of bonded spun polythene fibres. I painted some areas with
watered down acrylic paints which I had left over from painting some
fabric. I cut out some spirals with scissors - I chose spirals as they
would fit in with this month's Sketchbook Challenge
[http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/aprils-theme-spirals.html].
I followed the instructions for melting and shrinking using an iron. It
did not work quite like I remembered, although I don't think I have used
tyvek since I was doing the City & Guilds course. Some places on the
tyvek have worked better than others, but there are places where it is
still white underneath, not shrunk at all. It could be that it does not
work as well when it gets older, it could be the paint I used, it could
be the heat source [although my craft iron is hotter than my clothes
iron], it could be my technique.
I decided to use some of the spirals on my hand painted and stamped
fabric and stuck them down lightly with a glue stick. I follow Take a
stitch Tuesday at Pintangle [http://pintangle.com/] and decided to use
the current stitch on the green spiral - up and down feathered
buttonhole stitch. On the blue spiral I used fly stitch and feather
stitch on the purple spiral. And then lots of beading and some sequins.....



 LinsArt x

Thursday, 30 May 2013

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As ever our most prolific member has been busy and then some... don't forget to catch up with her here!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Paper Bows

So I made an origami paper bow this week to accessorize a gift and thought I'd share the tutorial with you.

The instructions are in Japanese but it's easy enough to follow this pictures. It works on all scales so long as you begin with a square... even a Post It note!!

http://www.juxtapost.com/site/permlink/35316fb0-a419-11e1-a8b0-7ff403592eaa/post/a_paper_bow_tutorial/


Tutorial

Alternatively I found this video on YouTube, the voice over is in Spanish but again it's easy to follow



Enjoy
VickyToria x