Now on to the paper beads! Two batches, both made with the same process. Scrap paper core (1"), topped with small pieces of Gelli printed backgrounds. The green ones seemed a little boring, so they were wrapped with bits of Gelli printed packing tape. I do like the effect and it's a great way to clean your plate (let it dry completely, add the tape and then pull it off)! The dark beads (a mix of black/grey/green/white)have been accented with a middle stripe of silvery Distress Glitter (in Pumice Stone)and then wrapped with Sulky, Sliver thread in dark green. Let me tell you, this mylar thread (? I think that's what it is) is a real pain to stick down, so I don't really recommend it!!!!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
More paper fodder for your eyes. Yes, I'm still playing with paper, but confess that I'm really getting the urge to crank up the sewing machine again. The postcard almost tempted me off my paper path, but I expect that you'll be seeing a mix of paper, fibre and possibly even beads in the near future. I have some pretty wacky ideas running around in my head, so that bodes well for my creative side. The postcard is my contribution to The Great Big Stitched Postcard swap and I'm trading with Lien in Belgium. I mailed the piece to her naked (no, I wasn't naked, I sent it without an envelope, sillies!). Included in the collage are paper bits from previous swaps (thanks, Ines!), old pattern tissue, vintage lace and used Tetley teabags (the round ones). I used wallpaper paste to glue it all together and it stitches like a dream! Thread sketched 'weeds' were added as a focal point.