Friday, 25 September 2009

Playing with zetti's

I have been having a little play with zetti's, I know that I need to improve, but hopefully with more practice I will get better at making them, the 1 on the left is 5"x 5" on thick water colour paper, I will be making a lot more in that size as I want them for a book, the other 1 is done on a blank coaster which I made for Jen, both are done with water colours, acrylic paints, inks, stamps, sharpie pen, gel pen and crayons.

Mixed Media Book PagesR/R

These pictures are from the front and back covers that I have made for a mixed media journal, it is being done in group that I belong to, we work in groups of 5, we make the covers, add 5 blank pages and then send it to the next person on the list who decorates 2 pages on the theme that has been requested, as I love anything oriental this is what I chose, it will take approximately 5 months before I get it back, can't wait to see what everyone does.

I have used papers, cotton fabric, paper napkins, paints ,inks, stamping, embossing, mulberry paper, chipboard letters, images, cotton and paper flowers, micro beads, Chinese news paper, etc

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Vintage wallet swap

Here are the pictures from the vintage wallet swap, another GREAT IDEA from Ali, does this girl ever sleep ?????? she keeps coming up with fantastic swaps for us to take part in, this time we had to make the wallet to hold all of the items that we made , 2 atc's , a calling card, 2 tags and write a letter, all in a vintage theme, great fun to do and I can't wait to see what I get back in return,

Unfortunately I took the pictures and cleared the camera, and posted them off to Ali before checking the photo's, I forgot to take one of the letter and of the wallet when it is open so it's closed in the picture below, oh well never mind !!!!

The tags are fully decorated both sides, another picture that I forgot to take, as you can see I have used a lot of pink and mauve inks, stamping, some waterslide decals, paper flowers, images, ribbons, torn papers, paper napkin etc,

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Oriental Fan

Another swap that I have taken part in was to make a fan, Laura the hostess kindly sent everyone the fan blades and the instructions for putting it together, thank you Laura
It was our own choice how to decorate the fan and because I love anything oriental this is what I chose to do, I used black gesso, a black napkin that has orange flowers on it, torn Chinese news paper, inks, stamping and embossing in black and gold, geisha image, postage stamp sized images, lace , gold coloured metal flower frame, and the beads that are hanging at the bottom is from an old earring that I had, this fan has gone to Elena in the USA, I hope that she like it !!!!!

Fabric squares

It's been a while since I posted but as we all know Life gets in the way at times, peace has come back to my home again so I have some time for posting, below are some 4" fabric sqaures that I have made for a swap, we had to make 9 of these with the theme of winged ladies, Ali, the hostess will swap them with squares from other players then sew them together to make decorative cushion covers for us, Many thanks Ali.

The background fabrics are all 100% cotton, one of the ladies is stamped, the others are from my collage sheets, only the image with the two ladies had wings, the other wings are cut out from some butterfly images, I cut a small slit on the ladies back and pushed the wing through this, the images were then copied onto white cotton fabric that I had ironed onto freezer paper so that I could put it through the printer, these were cut out and machined into place then added lace, braids, beads, netting, organza, fabric flowers etc to finish.