Sunday, October 07, 2007

These are some more samples I have been creating based on the technique I blogged about yesterday.
The article by Jean Littlejohn highlighting this technique appeared in the current issue of Stitch magazine and has certainly got me motivated again!
In this first piece I used a deep red synthetic (stretchy) velvet and covered it with a piece of acrylic painted Bondaweb.

I then covered this with a large piece of gold foil.
On this piece I cut up snippets of copper coloured metallic embroidery thread and pieces of gold coloured organza. This is a close up view – goodness knows where the blue threads came from!

A deep red organza was laid over the top – another close up view.
This is what the piece looked like after the first stage of embellishing.
After embellishing through the front I turned over and embellished different coloured scraps of organza, red and blue, through the back. This is the end result.




The next piece is on a light and dark brown piece of synthetic velvet.
Bondaweb was applied…
then the foil, a copper coloured one this time…


and finally a gold coloured organza.
Organza was used again on the back. This time in red, blue and a copper colour.
I tried some wool tops as well but found them a bit too dull when they came through to the surface – I do like my sparkly bits – so I stuck with the organza. This is the result.





And a close up.
This is piece 3 which I am still working on.
The base is a dark blue velvet very much like a silk velvet although a synthetic one but not stretchy.
The foil is a gorgeous turquoise colour with a dark blue organza over the top. I haven’t embellished any organza to the back yet. The copper coloured pieces you can see are actually from the iridescent copper acrylic paint that I applied to the Bondaweb which I must admit is more prominent in the photograph than in the actual piece which is a shame - this is a close up photograph.

I shall now finish off piece three and work some beading and stitching on to the other two pieces which I will show when finished.

Question:
Does anybody actually read all this? It takes me an age to get it looking as I would like but am wondering if perhaps it would be just as well to only show photographs.


And I need to put this bit in :)

All the foils used in the above samples are from Fibre in-Form

35 comments:

Vicki W said...

Absolutely I read it! Love these and can't wait to see what you do with them.

Carol said...

What do you mean does anybody read this?????? Of course we read, your comments are what make this work Lynda, I know what you mean about blogger being a pain to organise though, it can take an age sometimes. Without your comments I would have no insight into what you did and probably wouldn't "getit" as well. I find if I add all the pics first and then do the comments it is much smoother, and less difficult to complete.

Susan D said...

Of course we read your blog, otherwise how would we know what stages you'd been through to get a finished piece.

Sequana said...

Not only do I read it, sometimes I copy and print it all; or at least clip it in Bloglines....*S*

No getting out of it now......

kay susan said...

I read it...............I always read your blog, it's in my Bloglines feeds.

Carol said...

Course we do, every word, while dribbling over the gorgeous textures, I have my bondaweb drying as I write,

Joanna van said...

I love to read your descriptions. I must admit I first scan through the photo's because I'm impatient. Then, I go back and read. And, if something really caught my eye, I go back and read it several times. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Joanna

Gina said...

Every word Lynda, don't ever doubt it! Lovely work as always.

Quilt Pixie said...

I read it, but must admit mostly I'm intrigued by the eye candy.... Since I don't have a felting machine I've been studying your pics to get a sense of what I might do with the idea....

Waltraud said...

I always read your text, sometimes it is difficult for me to understand all, but it is good for my work and for my English ..? Hope you know what I mean. But I also love the pictures.

Hilary Metcalf said...

Yes, I always read your blog - but this is the first time I have left a comment - a lurker! (I know what you mean though - I sometimes wonder if anyone but my best friend actually reads mine!). Its so helpful to be walked through someone else's creative process and see their results. I think when you look back over the year, the blog will also serve as a useful record of what you have done - after all, its just an electronic journal -but one you generously share with the whole world!!
cheers
Hilary

Doreen G said...

Without the descriptions Lynda the pictures still look good but we all need to know the process as well.I'm like Carol --I drool the whole time I am reading it.
I have missed all the creative postings that you did before and am glad you are back doing it again.
Way to go girl

coral-seas said...

I read it, I dread to think how many hours I spend reading blogs! Pictures are only half the story, what good is it to see how lovely something can be but not know how I might go about it for myself.

An embellisher is becoming ever more tempting ;)

CA

Julie said...

I'm with Joanna, impatient is my middle name! Your generous instructions are invaluable, Lynda. We would be lost without them, as lovely as the pics are.

verobirdie said...

Of course I read it. And I find it is just the right amount of text vs pictures.
hugs

crafty pam said...

Your blog is one of my favourites -
words and pictures - if it were just pictures we wouldn't know what it was all about or where the idea comes from. Keep it up! please!!!.

Pat said...

I know a picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words but a few well chosen ones sure do help!!
I see everyone agrees, don't stop.

Stitchety Grub said...

I read it too ... and appreciate your step by step pics and info .... it's faaab!
Britt :D

Leanne Hurren said...

Course we read it Lynda!! Samples are looking gorgeous - especially the blue and copper one. This is a technique I really want to try but haven't touched the embellisher in ages. You've got Jean's dvd haven't you?

ANDREA said...

Great textures, colours, exciting experiments, thanks for sharing. The results are phantastic!
Andrea

Anonymous said...

Please continue explainig this way. Of course I read it. Every letter!!!!! And looking at the photo`s, everything is clear to me. Thank you so very much for sharing all these beautifull things!! Willy.

Nancilyn (Fiberdabbler) said...

I most absolutely hang on your every word! I sometimes wish you'd add more!! For example I'd love to follow your thoughts on why you do each step or why you choose certain colors or products. Often times I'd be thrilled enough with the result you achieve somewhere in the middle of the process, yet you keep going. I'd like to know how you decide to stop processing -- is it your own sense of aesthetics or is it more just for the heck (and obvious delight) of experimentation.

I'm still catching up and am just now getting around to leaving comments. Kudos for your part of F & S (it's wonderful & I'm not even through purusing!)

Abounding hugs,
Nancilyn

Homeleightigger said...

Absolutely definitely I read it - pictures tell a story but they don't tell how! Your latest experiments are just gorgeous.... I have an embellishing tool (not a machine) Would it take forever trying to get anything like the effect you have achieved, do you reckon? Val

Jacquelines blog said...

Could I say more? Everyone reads it!!!!! These are even more gorgeous as the ones from Saturday! I like the one with the copper organza the best. It has some beautiful colours in it!
Keep up the good work!

Emmy said...

yes and I ,,,I also read it and I love it al this wonderful work keep it up ..please

Debbi Baker said...

And from over here I can definitely assure you that I read every single word. I love pictures but really like to know about the process as well as the result so please don't stop with the progress photos and the words. I absolutely adore these pieces - especially the first one - I love the relic look - it is so rich looking. I also read the comments sometimes and I must say I am with Nancilyn when it comes to trying to understand how you decide to keep going with a piece!

Ruth said...

I also read it all the way through. It is great that you take the time to write down all your trials and processes. I love your blog!

Lynette said...

I read your blog each week and look forward to your work.......stunning ......love your process , and this makes me feel that I can do the same ...um....similer as I am not near your standard !
Cheers Lynette

Peggy said...

Yes, I read all words an your blog. With your fotos I can understand better what you mean. And you love the colours and texture.

Margeeth said...

Yes, I read it too. The foto's are beautifull, but reading how you make the pieces is half the fun!

Gunnels blog said...

Yes, Lynda, I read and learn me! And I love your photos! I really will try this, but at the moment I have os much with my fabric bbok class, old photos and old textiles and memories.........so I can´t take in more in my head for now!

Barbara said...

I love to read your words and I love your photos. Its a good combination! Go on creating!I love it.

zinkibaru said...

Yes, definitely. These are gorgeous, so rich and textured. How do you do the embellishing part?

Sigrinn said...

I read you! Like once per week or every second week, and then I backstep too see what new stuff I've missed.
Some of your work I REALLY love (like http://bp1.blogger.com/_U3hOIHFGDXo/RvqIBaTM3XI/AAAAAAAACHQ/n3cDOSqacJ8/s1600-h/TA6.jpg and http://bp0.blogger.com/_U3hOIHFGDXo/RvUwQZPUyNI/AAAAAAAACFI/oyO8AXpZoa8/s1600-h/big+bag+2.JPG),
some are not my style, but nice to take a look at anyway :)

Dianne said...

I read every word of it!!! Love these - and I'm definitely going to try this. Thankyou!!!