Monday, March 17, 2008

Mixed Media Explorations Workshop Week 3

This week we are doing Embedding and Sandwiching. You can do it with Wonder Under fusible web, or by sewing the embellishments between layers of tulle, organza or other sheer fabric. Beryl uses a painted Pellon interfacing as the base, but you could also use regular fabric or even paper. These are my samples from the start of painting the Pellon, cutting it to a 6 x 18 inch strip, laying on bits of threads and yarns, fuse the Wonder Under, add small squares of organza and paper punched flower shapes, and topped off with a layer of glitter tulle. Whew! You can even add more layers of Wonder Under and repeat the process, but I didn't want to cover up my background too much. I cut the Pellon down to 4 x 6 postcards and inchies, so that I can use them as bases, and add something else to them later. There are a lot of variations on this method, and so many different looks--I am anxious to play around with this a little more. And here is a snowflake postcard that I did last year by sewing the embellishments in, instead of fusing them.


Quilt Pixie said...

I love this technique for making complex fabric! I've been known to add cut up coloured plastic wrap that adds some real sparkle too :-)

Faye said...

This is gorgeous!