Sunday, July 29, 2012
gipsy image is one of my favorites. Once the image was glued to the metal, I added cheese cloth and lace, which were tinted with Gilder's Paste. For an embellishment, I added the cork from the inside of a bottle cap and glued a bead on top of the cork. My favorite card so far. And the final step was Amber Shellac.
RibbonSmyth Vintage Image to the metal. First spray the vintage image with light coats of acrylic spray. Once the different papers had been applied to the metal, the piece was coated with Amber Shellac, which makes everything Vintage!
Shabby Chic Flowers ready to embellish crazy quilt blocks, dolls or assemblage work. The flowers come on a 3" wide organza wired ribbon. Clip the flowers from the ribbon and tip with rubber stamp ink, or brush on metallic paints or dyes. Would work well, tipped with Gilder's Paste. Add assorted beads to the center of the flower. Only $1.50 per yard. Can't wait to find time to play with this trim!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
This is a beautiful pouch that I received,from Stephanie Novatski. I am beyond blessed to have Stephanie in my life, as a friend, and her gifts are treasures. Her blog will inspire! Stephanie made the pouch with lovely Hoffman fabrics and then beaded around the fabric "points". She also made the little tassel beads. She filled the pouch with semi-precious beads. What a wonderful way to make the day extra special. Stephanie, thank you!
Monday, July 9, 2012
The sheen on this velvet ribbon simply speaks "Victorian". I dyed the ribbon yesterday along with some silk ribbon, using RibbonSmyth Rainbow Dyes. The velvet is Japanese rayon single-face velvet. Velvet instantly grabs the dye. I will keep some yardage for a metal card deck we will be creating next week. And the rest of the yardage will be sold on my Etsy site. The colors are used straight out of the bottle using Victorian Rose, with Olivine and touches of Antique Gold and applied with a pipette. I dye fibers outdoors and let the ribbons air-dry. Then they are heat-set with an iron. I think dyeing ribbon and fibers is intuitive and blissfully relaxing! I'm keeping the spool of ribbon in a basket next to my office computer, that is surrounded with my favorite things, and protected by a 24"x32" photograph of Paul McCartney! A photographer friend sent me the print from a 2003 photo shoot in New York, and "Paul" lives in my office!