Thursday, December 06, 2007

..with vinegar and brown paper

OK maybe not the vinegar, but I'm sure there must be a technique somewhere that uses it :)
Have been messing around with brown paper again. Only samples to show here. I never feel the need to make a finished item with every surface I create. I'm sure that one day they will all be used.
This one is brown paper that has been painted with acrylic paints, then scrumpled up, flattened out again and painted Bondaweb, also painted with acrylics, was ironed on top.
Gold Fibre in-Form Foil was bonded on to the surface with a layer of blue organza ironed over the top.
This is the finished sheet of paper fabric.
And this is the same sheet which I held in the window before photographing.
This is a close up of the bottom right hand corner.
And these are just normal close up views.

A random pattern using a metallic thread was machined over the top.

The organza was then burnt back using a heat gun.




I have given this piece a layer of Golden Polymer Medium to make it more durable.

This is a piece that I had cut off before burning back the organza. I layered it on to black acrylic felt and run it through the embellisher.
I have been creating even more surfaces using brown paper but they are waiting to be photographed, so more of them another time.

34 comments:

Alis said...

Oh My goodness! Just fantastic.
I love the colours.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Hi
More versatile than you think is brown paper. I made a bag with brown paper as the base. never considered using the embelisher on it. A very different effect. Like it.

Susan D said...

Your house must be bulging at the seams with all these samples you make.

Sandy said...

They are so wonderful. I like just making papers and not worrying about an end use too. Sandy

Ruth said...

So when you used the embellisher on the painted surface, did you do it from the back or the front or both? Did the paint gunk up the needles at all? They are all lovely as usual.

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Lynda, you're samples are beautiful. If you don't make a finished item how do you store them? Did you ever thought of making a book from them? In Holland we have a collector who sells this kind of books. Especiaaly if you see them all together they are such a nice series.

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Carol said...

Ohhhh scrumy and yummy - just fab! Lovely.

Julie said...

Yummy scrummy is exactly right! There are some wonderful textures and colours here Lynda. Another thing to try! I really like this way of working.

Gail P. said...

Another amazing body of work!!! Now where did I put those brown paper bags . . .? Thanks for all of the inspiration!

Doreen G said...

You done real good MIss--I love them Lynda you are so clever and I love seeing what you can do with the odds and sods from around the house.

Micki said...

My, my, so many wonderful samples. I too, am curious about the one you used the embellisher on. Was that punched from the back or the front?

Fran├žoise said...

Oh, they're so lovely!
I haven't tried the embellisher on painted paper yet...

sharon young said...

Hi Lynda
I think you're wasted on this blog, although much loved of course LOL. Have you thought of offering a course at your local art college? When I was at college we had a day where someone came in to teach us paper techniques and whilst I thought they were pretty clever at the time, they were definitely not a patch on what you so generously share with us here.
BTW there is a technique using vinegar I'll post it up tonight.
I'll be interested in your answer to Ruth as I've been a bit chicken with my embellisher!
I also agree with Jacqueline, a book would be great!

Sarah said...

You say you've been "messing around with brown paper again"? Wow, what will you come up with when you're serious! These are FAB!

Kentish Maid said...

Saw these wonderful samples, and immediately though you really should write a book. I see I'm not the only one!

Debbi Baker said...

Yep - I agree with everyone else - you are incredible and so are your samples. I too want to know if you embellished from the back or the front? Whatever, it was a great result!

Carol said...

how did I miss this post, wonderful works of art once again love them

Homeleightigger said...

Wow Lynda - everyone has said it all! What eye candy - I keep going back for another look - have been here half an hour!! Thanks so much for sharing. Val

neki desu said...

ooohhhh!!great surfaces!
love the idea of organza and felt embellished together

neki desu

Ro Bruhn said...

Wow, what fabulous papers, I love them all. I soak scrunched up brown paper in vinegar and water then paint it after it's dry. This ends up with a leathery texture.

English Rose said...

yum yum, these are lovely hon, well done. what I really love is that you are never afraid to go another step further, another layer, and another, and then deconstruct and then add another layer. brilliant.

Dianne said...

Now there is some beautiful texture happening here Lynda!!

Shirley Goodwin said...

These look great - what are you doing with them AFTER making them?

MargaretR said...

So lovely and inspiring as always Lynda.

Barbara said...

wow...love all your fabricpapers...I think next year I must do some more too..Warmly Barbara

Suzanne said...

Love the texture and colors, I have been collecting brown paper,I see the fantastic results, my sister and I were in a second hand store and we saw two books with background pages, we tried to buy the books, I am sure he really didn't know, we got them for two pages for a dollar, we walked out of there happy.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful work.
Suzanne

Liz said...

What a great method with beautiful results. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your brown paper surfaces. So inspiring - I have to try it for myself now!

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful! Lovely texture! I wish you a
Happy Holidays and a New Creative Year!

Becky Vigor said...

What gorgeous things you do with brown paper! I have so much brown paper which I love to scrunch and flatten and do things with - I must try some of your techniques. Your photography of them is fantastic too.

Susan said...

Merry Christmas!
Thank you for sharing your art and creativity this past year. Your blog and images are a constant source of inspiration. May the coming new year be another productive adventure in stitching and experimentation.
Susan

Annica said...

Lynda, your work is just amazing!

I've given you a Make My Day Award, I hope you don't mind.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Emma said...

Happy New Yer!
Emma

Maggie Grey said...

Have a great New Year, Lynda and keep on getting us excited with these wonderful textures.