Sunday, 25 March 2012
Here is my first attempt at fabric fusion. This was made using acrylic felt as a base material and polyester organza for the top two layers. Basically you melt the fabrics together with a very pointy soldering iron. The black lines are where the organza has melted and you can see the black felt under it. You can cut whole sections out just using the iron and back the holes with different fabrics. It is great fun. Yes, this was something I picked up at the NEC on Friday.
The orange flat backed jewels were applied using a hot applicator (another purchase on Friday).
There is no doubt about it, I am definitely finding fabrics and textiles more interesting than paper these days I am afraid.
However, never fear, my card making days are not over, I will just put different things on them in future!
Monday, 19 March 2012
Here is a new new hand felted key ring that I produced this weekend. I think it is so cute! I actually made 4 of them with different colours of flower but all the hearts are red.
This was hand felted using a cookie cutter as a template withe the key ring assembly being firmly embedded into the felt as it was made. The flower sequin and red bicone crystal are featured on both sides of the heart. They are available from my folksy shop. See the link to my shop at the side of my blog.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
I had fun over the weekend creating some felt brooches of which I have added 6 to my Folksy shop and the other 10 will go to the craft Emporium in Stonehouse which has already sold some of these for me. These were made by embellishing commercially made felt with various fibres and also some white netting, as seen on the top example. Do please pop over to the shop and have a look at the rest of the designs at Designs on Craft Folksy Shop