Had some time today in the studio – but was not very focused!
Please click on the images for a larger view.
I was contemplating the papers (First three images).
When I paint bondaweb – these are the backing papers once the bondaweb has been removed – and they are a happy accidents – and far to good to chuck away – but didn’t come up with anything I really want to do with them today – maybe tomorrow!
The next “event” that I have to prepare for is a craft fair here in the village in September – and I want to make some greetings cards.
When I do “small embroideries” as greetings cards, they take a phenomenal amount of time. So I wanted to do something quicker and I am playing around with paper layers and stitching – using papers I created over the years.
The 4th image – gold and music paper, I made last year (size approx A4) It is made from layers of tissue paper, some of which were stamped or drawn on. Pages from a music book and loose fibers, with more tissue paper on top. The whole piece has been brushed over with quite a thick gold acrylic paint – which was quickly rubbed away. It also had some pearl ex powder sprinkled on top and rubbed in.I am going to cut this up to make “toppers” for greetings cards – hearts and flowers are always popular. So I have started cutting out hearts from another piece of laminated tissue papers – and stitched this onto the background. The last picture is a detail of the heart.
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Is it going to happen again? – If they check you out once does that mean it wont happen again? Should I take my blog elsewhere? All these silly little questions going on in the back of my head. I am glad it happened after I finished the big piece – because the piece and the blog were very linked in my mind.