Saturday, 27 October 2007

Metallic Fabric Inchies Finally Finished!


I think I may have mentioned (!!) that I joined another fabric inchie exchange! This one had a tight time turn-around and I have to post them by Monday so I have been furiously working on them this week whenever I had a chance. They are now all finished and I must remember next time just how time-consuming "small and fiddly" can be!!

These ones are copper Lumiere painted to fusible webbing which is then stamped with black ink and a text image (total waste of time as it doesn't show in the end result!), ironed to felt and free motioned stitched with copper thread. It is finished with a swirl shape added using copper dimensional paint.

These inchies are silver Lumiere painted to fusible webbing which is then sprayed with green Moon Shadow Mist and then ironed to felt. It has then been decoratively stitched and edged with silver thread. It is finished with dots of glue which have then been covered with silver holographic foil.

These ones are Halo Pink Gold Lumiere painted to fusible webbing which is then ironed to felt. It has then been decoratively stitched and edged with copper thread. It is finished with "S" shapes of glue which have then been covered with copper foil.


These inchies are a white organza fabric with gold metallic spots which has been fused to felt and then dyed with diluted walnut ink. They are then free motioned stitched with gold thread and finished with the addition of a large gold sequin star and small gold bead stitched on with gold threads (ends left visible).

These ones are copper Lumiere painted to fusible webbing which is then stamped with black ink and a text image (again a total waste of time as it doesn't show in the end result), ironed to felt and free motioned stitched with copper thread. It is finished with a small piece of copper mesh which has been heated to obtain colour variations and then sewn to the inchie with free motion stitching in copper metallic thread.

These inchies are purple and gold Lumiere painted to fusible webbing which is then ironed to black fabric and then fused to black Felt. The square is then border stitched with gold thread and has a small piece of purple panne velvet and a small gold washed stitched to the top with more gold thread.


These ones are made from a wonderful metallic fabric (bought from Lesley Riley as part of a gorgeous fabric scrap bundle at the March Fremantle Art Retreat) that has been fused to black felt. A squiggle of glue has then been covered with a deep ink foil.

These inchies are made from a cream and gold Christmas table cloth that I bought at a Trash & Treasure market some months ago. I have fused the fabric to felt, sprayed it with gold webbing spray and then edged and decoratively stitched it with gold thread.


The final set are more of the purple and gold Lumiere painted fusible web which has then been ironed to black fabric and then felt. I used a thick gold to add freehand patterning on top, edged the pieces with gold thread and then stitched on a large gold bead. The bead makes the scan very blurry!

The picture at the top is what they look like as a finished set. So now I post them and wait to see what the six sets look like that I will receive back from the exchange. Such fun!!

PS I am away for a few days with work so it will be Wednesday evening before I post again. I am feeling bad about missing this week's Gothic Arch challenge (because I set myself the goal of weekly participation) but I think I will still make one on this week's theme when I get back as I am creating a book for myself of all the weekly challenges!)

18 comments:

Homeleightigger said...

These are a complete knockout Debbi - they are all so exquisite and well worth all the work you must have put into them. Val

sharon young said...

Hi Debbi
It seems superfluous to say that these are divine! I especially love the hearts.
How on earth do you find the time and patience to do something so small.
Wonderful! Can't wait to see what you do next?

Myra said...

Debbi- those inchies are fabulous. Thank you for sharing your techniques.

Joanna van said...

Debbie these are great can you tell me about this "deep ink" metallic? Where do you buy it? Is it a paint or a foil? Love em!
Joanna

Doreen Kinkade said...

Thanks for sharing how you made
your beautiful inchies. They are
fabulous. Have not tried painting
fusible webbing yet.
Doreen Kinkade

Natalie B said...

Awesome Debbi!! You blow me away at how productive you are with your art. Just fantastic.

Barbara said...

Oh no!!! Such wonderful inches!! I must try some more when I see this wonderful work!

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Debbi, you did so much series!!!!! And they all look great!!!

Janine said...

These are absolutely stunning Debbi! I don't know how you manage to find the time to do all your fabulous artwork! What is the secret? xo

Viola said...

Love them! They are all so stunning.
Gorgeous work again! :-)

Danielle D said...

Oh, wow! It's like an inchie smorgasbord, Debbi! I love them so much.

alice k. said...

Unbelievable! Wonderful inchies, one set more gorgeous than the other!

katelnorth said...

Debbie, they are all truly fabulous. I wish I was in your swap!

Purple Missus said...

These are fabulous Debbi. I thought that when I saw the first set - I didn't realise you did 9 of each one!!!
Some of them look like beaten metal. They are truly wonderful.

ANDREA said...

!wow!
Beautiful. These inchies are very inspiring, a lot of techniques, differents surfaces, lovely colours! Great work
Andrea

Magickdiva said...

Wow - these inchies are just breathtaking - they must have taken you ages! I wish I had that much patience

Magickdiva said...

Do you mind if I put a link up to your inchies in my blog cause they are just so fab and such an inspiration?

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I love these. Could you explain how you sew/neaten the edges please?
thanks
denise