Sunday, 29 September 2013

Paper Artsy by the Skin of my Teeth

Hello from Magpieheaven where my wings are flapping furiously to finish this post in time! Last week I couldn't find the time to play along with Paper Artsy, which I usually love to do and this week I thought the sands of time were going to run out too! Selling her house for her and now preparing to move her into a new flat plus my birthday and my son's this week and my daughter's next has made life hectic to say the least! But Liz Borer has been creating some perfectly lovely projects over at Paper Artsy, including a gorgeous rag doll - something I've wanted to make since I was a little girl - and a fabulously adorned frame with the most original embellishments! Click Here to see all the loveliness! I love the idea of printing on fabric so I've somehow squeezed in some crafting time and made these embellishments for future projects.

There was no time for step by step - sorry, yet again!!! Here, however, are some details of what I did. As ever if you click on the pics you can see in greater detail.
I die cut  different pieces of material with the Tim Holtz tattered florals die and stamped on one with a Paper Artsy Lynne Perrella lady. I then painted her with Frescos: Cheesecake, Vintage Lace and Rose. I also painted one of the flowers with Wannake Lake, the new Fresco. I liked the effect of placing the white gauze over the top of the stamped image. I finally finished the whole thing off with a glittery Prima brad to secure it. I found that adding fabric medium to the Frescos really helped with the flow and consistency of the paint on fabric.
For this one I made a shrink plastic button painted with Wannake Lake and stamped with a Hot Picks flower. I found that the fabric medium worked on the shrink plastic too, helping the paint to spread more easily.
Here is another play with different layers. The tie-dye fabric was sent to me by my Magpie cousin, Dianne. I secured my layers on this one with a glue dot.
I really loved playing along this week in my small way! Thank you for looking; I'd better get this linked without further ado and look at what others have been up to. Thank you for stopping by.

15 comments:

  1. These are absolutely gorgeous, Julie Ann! It will be lovely to have these put by for future embellishments for projects. Hope all goes well for Mum. I'm going through it with my Mum at the moment and it's a lot of worry, doing our best for them,

    Lucy x

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  2. How lovely. Very pretty flowers x

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  3. What a lovely flowers! Those colours are gorgeous. "The effect of placing the white gauze over the top of the stamped image." This technique is fabulous,I love it.

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  4. Fabulous embellishments, love this idea of mixing materials and stamping a face in the middle. The buttons are great too !

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  5. Lovely embelies. Love that one with the LP lady

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  6. Gorgeous - every single one! Love the colours and of course I love the stamps(just had to buy another LP yesterday at Happy Stampers!!) Look forward to see how you use them, Chrisx

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  7. They are beautiful, the layers of fabric look great.

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  8. Layered fabric flowers what a great idea, love the stamped images over the top as well x

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  9. really love these - the colours are so striking. A great idea ! x

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  10. They are lovely, Julie Ann - well worth squeezing them in to your busy life! Lovely variations in the layers...
    Alison x

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  11. Oh bless, you are a busy Magpie, yet you still found some time to play, creating some gorgeous flowers, you know I love mixing material in my art, you have done this fabulously, love all the middle pieces you made, love the netting, the tie-dye looks fab, :O), oh your a creative little magpie making beauty everywhere, Excellent idea to make ahead, I do that too. Well sweety, hoping the move goes smoothly and it will be wonderful to have your Mom near your nest, wings together, head bowed Namaste ^-^...

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  12. Oh wow wow Julie Ann these are absolutely gorgeous. I can't believe I missed your birthday I feel awful I really wanted to send you a card. I haven't blogged for a week, got a post tomorrow. Last week was so busy with the you know what project, it really stumped me, I don't usually work with the stamp set I had to use, then my dt project was baby which I'm posting in the morning, I swear baby was the hardest thing I had to do, I could have given up crafting lol. On top of that not been well. But still no excuse, I'm hoping October will be better and healthier. Glad to see your mum got a flat and I hope your son had a nice birthday as well. Lots of hugs :-) Kezzy xxxxxx

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  13. Beautiful flowers Julie Ann!!
    Sandy

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  14. Hi Julie Ann . I absolutely love your stamped flowers ! I look forward to seeing what you do with them! I hope you had a lovely birthday it sounds like you've been really busy. This seems to be a common theme amongst us all !! Have a lovely week of birthday fun ! Toni x

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  15. Wow Julie Ann your flowers are wonderful! I love your painting onto fabric and all the different textures you have here. Good luck with your Mum's house move, and I hope you all have very happy birthdays xx

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