Must say a big thank you for all the lovely emails I had about the ‘Slinky Secrets’ article in Workshop on the Web. So glad you all enjoyed it.
I’ve joined up for the second round of ALQS so I’m trying to come up with something a little bit different. These are a couple of very quick unfinished samples put together this morning. They both measure 18" x 12". I just wanted to try out some ideas and see what effects I could get with this particular surface.
This is the first one, along with some close ups. I have made it double sided but haven’t done anything to the reverse as yet.Can you guess what it is yet?
Its brown wrapping paper, with a piece of old woollen blanket as the wadding. Here’s the reverse of this one, just to prove it.On this one I was aiming for a peeling paint type of texture. I laid organza over the top before stitching and then used the heat gun to zap it back before painting.Not quite the right texture but its given me an idea of how to do it next time. The colours did look really good to start with but in a hurry, as ever, I covered it with a layer of Polymer Medium before it was quite dry and they went really sludgy in places.
Here is my slashed copy of the Argos catalogue laying resplendent in the centre of the lawn waiting for the rain, which unbelievably has stopped for the time being – no doubt we will see lots of these on blogs in the next few weeks.:)Has anyone managed to find time to experiment with the teabag paper available from Jackie yet? Would love to know if you have.