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!
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.
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.
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