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Friday, January 30, 2009

Resplendishant~ Fairy created for Patti Culea's latest book, Creative Cloth Explorations

Embroidery floss, Sulky threads, silk waste, and organza were sewn onto water-soluble stabilizer sprinkled with Bo-Nash, for Resplendishant’s whimsical hair.

Resplendishant is transferred to Egyptian cotton---trying out hair piece.

Resplendishant is painted with acrylics and Jacquard textile paints.

Jacquard Lumiere paints are used on the bodice and slippers. Background is painted in a horizontal pattern using acrylic paint(s), and textile medium thinned with water.

Background is further enhanced with watercolor pencils and Lumiere paint.

Soft, subtle clouds created with lace fabric, which served as a stencil, and white acrylic paint.

Sparkle and shimmer added to clouds with a Shiva paint stick. Stars were randomly stamped with a rubber stamp and Silver metallic paint.

Fairy dust was added to hair by applying textile medium and a generous sprinkling of glitter.

Enhancing features with watercolor and colored pencils.

Zig pen and pastel pencils.

Enhancements finished

Hair sewn in place. Ear pierced.

Wings made from Angelina film, stitched in place, and detailed with a soldering iron (holes) and gold Lumiere paint. Bodice detailed with stitching.

Skirt---Dupioni silk stitched in place with free-motion embroidery

Overskirt---metal organza, burned, painted, stuffed with Angelina fibers. Waistband---ribbon, hand painted trim, wire, beads, glass vial with fairy dust, silk cocoons overflowing with glass baubles, and a stunning lampwork bead by artist, Debbie Sanders. Slippers---hand-dyed ribbon, glitter, and glass beads.
Staff---wire covered with painted Tyvek, embossing powders, glitter, melted with a heat gun and capped off with a Swarovski bead.
Swarovski rhinestones randomly adhered to background. Hanger---ribbons, charms, wired beads, and more silk cocoons. Edges bound with threads and highlighted with Lumiere paints.

Resplendishant taking flight…

Christmas Presents

Here are a few items I made for X-Mas presents.
One pet rock (river rock and acrylics), and two fabric and fiber face pins.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's been awhile---

Oh my, it's been so long since I've posted. I hope everyone had a Wonderful Holiday Season. I sure did. I visited my Mom and Step-Father up in Michigan and had The BEST Christmas since my move, 4 years ago.
Over the next few days I'm going to try to put up some images of what I worked on prior to my visit. Also, I will be uploading some photos which I took while preparing for my submission for Patti Culea's latest book, Creative Cloth Explorations. What a delight to be published in such a Beautiful Book. Enough chatting.
Photos above, are before and after of a set of pillows which were commissioned by a fellow doll maker. I decided to go with a teal hand painted fabric for a background. The girls were painted with my usual process and each piece was finished with beaded eyelash trim. Enjoy!
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