Sunday, 8 July 2007

Fragments - some fabric postcards

I made the most of a relaxing day and had another go at my fabric postcards for the "Fragments" theme. I started them last night and if I hadn't been so tired I might have thought it through a bit more but I decided to stick with them today and to see how they turned out.


I have improvised along the way as there were a few challenges but I am happy with the end result. They are made up of torn "fragments" of scrapbook papers laid on felt with a layer of pale organza randomly stitched on top to hold the pieces together. Floral/text images torn from napkins (decorator serviettes) have been glued on top with diluted PVA. When they were dry I used a wood burning tool to melt back some of the organza and to bond the edges a bit. The whole postcard was then lightly coated with more diluted PVA. When they were dry I stamped some swirls in sepia ink and added a strip of lace before doing the backing and edges.

I've also continued with my tissue paper collages but I am not sure that I am terribly enamoured of how they are going. They might be another project that gets put aside and replaced with a fresh start!


I am getting pretty excited about my holidays in August - I am taking some recreation leave so that I can go to Perth to do three workshops with Beryl Taylor. They should be terrific - I am doing one on embellishments and a couple on fabric paper. I don't know if anyone I know is going to these but I would imagine they will be very popular so if you are going let me know! I am planning on staying in Perth for the best part of a week to catch up with family as well and to attend a couple of days of the WA Craft, Quilt & Stitch Fair at the Claremont Showgrounds.

P.S. I wish tomorrow was a Public Holiday - I would love another day of creative fun!

7 comments:

Jacquelines blog said...

Boy, am I jealous, THREE workshops with Beryl Taylor? Lucky you! But, when I see the cards you've made, are you sure you need a workshop? They look absolutely stunning!!!! I wish I could come with you....

Susan Tuttle said...

These are just gorgeous--stunning pieces!!

Warmly,
Susan

ingeniouslycreative said...

Wow Debbie!!!! Like Jacqueline said, are you sure you need a workshop!! These are stunning!!!! Maybe you will inspire Beryl!!!!! xoxoxo Carol

Judy said...

Wow wow wow, Debbie. These are beautiful and elegant but above all ingenious. Have a great time doing beryl's classes - they sound so wonderful, wish she was coming to Sydney.

Barbara said...

I think you are happy doing this workshops in August! You postcards looks so sentimental! Lovely!At the moment I'm playing with "Monique"!!:)))

Lisa West said...

I love these pieces. I love collages like these with layers and texture. Great technique ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa

Emmcee said...

These are great - love your layering... wish I was going to Beryl's too! :)