Wednesday, 12 October 2016
..on a mission to find a mustard and black 'Art teacher' necklace but not found anything I liked. I found this necklace for £1 and decided to make my own. ( I bought two)
I took it to bits, painted the edges black and covered the pieces with patterned papers.
and restrung the bits
Just need to find some outfits to go with them!
Friday, 9 September 2016
....last week I took a workshop with Jaki Bogg.... Textile taxidermy.
What a great day
What a great day
I had no idea how these things were contructed..till I had a prod and poke at the sample... it's easy when you know how. Contruction was a bit slow because it's all hand stitched and I had a hard time trying not to be too neat...it's supposed to look shabby, I did try! and for once I followed the instuctions.
I used bits from my Linton Tweeds collection.It's quite a large piece, around18 inches tall.
If you get the chance to do this workshop then I would thoroughly recommend it.
Monday, 29 August 2016
Stamps, theses have sat in a drawer unused for the best part of four weeks...time to try them out.
I looked on the Neat and Tangled blog for inspiration.
They had used a little bit of glitter
All in all a versatile set of stamps.
Modern and fresh
Reminds me of Sanderson wallpaper.
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
... This month at EfemeraInk we made dream catchers...with embriodery hoops and vintage doilies..
The center is coloured with a copic pen.
The feathers are cut with a Tim Holtz die and then embossed.
Lots of random beads.
A bit of gold embroidery thread is woven through the doily
The center is a ready made rose from Cosmo Cricket...it's old!
I knew it would be used for something someday!