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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Can only work small scale

Lots of photos for you today.... Firstly how disappointing is the garden at the moment.. I have lots of green tomatoes - where is the sun they need.. The Sweet Peas are struggling - very few flowers..
and the lilies can only open one flower at a time if that....
The rust dyeing - I have had three rusty items covered in poly/cotton for a while now - they are a pair of sheers, a sharp sythe and a stake prong. I have had to 'bake' them in the airing cupboard as there has been no sunshine, however the results have been reasonable...
this is obviously from the sheers!!


Now i have wrapped the three items with different fabrics, a piece of blue linen, a piece of gold silk and another piece of poly cotton - let's see what happens. The next question is what am I going to do with these pieces??????
Next, whilst clearing the studio I found a large box of old Tyvek envelopes so I started painting with acrylic and cutting slits...
Then the heat gun came out rather than the iron....
The result - yet to be used...
I also found a pot of dimensional fabric medium (puff paint) - still sealed but when I opened it up it looked like thick white Jelly (Jello) - can I use it? Is there a way of revitalising it??

Next a postcard I am making for Donna (Quilt Pixie). I started with a piece of fine furnishing fabric which had orange and turquoise diamonds (rather un exciting). I covered it with a piece of gold painted bondaweb...
Then made some small tyvek bubbles.....
applied them with some puff paint and left it to dry overnight....
painted it today with Perfect Pearls....
now all I need to do is some stitching and some beads.
The pics below are some postcards which have been hanging around for some time as I am not sure what to do next.. They are magazine pages which I have cut, woven together and stitched, but I have really no idea what will happen next...

This is also another UFO. Hand-dyed cotton, cut into strips, woven and stitched - perhaps a quiltie if I could decide what goes on top?!

5 comments:

Alis said...

Wow you have been busy sorting and finding lots of things.

Love the rust dyed shears. Great shapes.

I do love the colours you use in your pieces Anna.

Sorry I can't help with the 3d stuff ;0(

Sue B said...

Those rusted fabrics look terrific!

Quilt Pixie said...

I'm so excited, I'll get Tyvek bubbles up close and person :-)))

arlee said...

MM, what an interesting post with all those bits! Makes me want to clear up my own UFO drawer(s):}
As for the 3D stuff, what have you got to lose by adding a little water? I'd give it a shot before i threw it out!

Susan said...

Hi!
You certainly have been busy. I really like the rusted "shears" fabric but also the interesting postcards. They have such an ultra modern look...quite "new" and very chic.
Susan