Saturday, November 01, 2008

Working on Embellishments Class Samples

Today I worked in the Recovery Room for 6 1/2 hrs doing inventory. Mind numbing as it was, it was pretty easy money, so I can't complain.
I wanted to show this beautiful fly that my friend Ilene made. It's mounted in a frame. She gave it to us as an early Christmas gift, so I could hand carry it home. These flies take her several hours to tie. They really are a piece of art.
This evening I started working on some small samples for the next embellishments class. This first picture is from the last class, & it's my friend & student's work Rachel Korshin. Rachel used all of the things we were playing with & put them into one fun little piece. It's foiling for the stars, with some painted dryer sheets, Angelina fibers, Embossing powders, & some felting, & layering sheers.
I was doing some rubbings on fabric with Shiva Oil Paint sticks for the next class. I used a small piece of black fabric to peel off the dry ends of the sticks before using them, & ended up with an image that reminded me of a rose, so I stuck it on to a small ATC size bit of Fast2Fuse, & added a little free-motion stitching, & ended up with this little crazy card.
The next thing I played around with was some fun yarn, on a wash-away stabilizer. I wanted to make fuzzy 3-D flowers for embellishment.
Here's how they look after washing. I'll add them to a surface later. They were still a little damp here.
This is just a little dreamy abstract piece. It's several layers. There is my hand dyed fabric on the back layer, with a piece I stamped with glue & foiled, some strips of Angelina, 2 layers of tulle, 1 dark green, then the top is black with flecks of red sparkles. On top of that I quilted with a hand dyed (Oliver Twist) thread, layered on one of Mindy's fused glass pieces, & entrapped it with a scrap of a gold & black mesh fabric. A few beads found their way across the surface too. I'm not sure how I'm going to finish with this piece, but I think it may find it's way on to a cover of a notebook of some sort.

11 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Fascinating-glad to see an artist at work!

Melodie said...

I'm so glad you direct this interest into pieces of art.....Just think of the damage you could do if you were an interior designer! Or a doctor!!
(Picture that!) Love you!

jenclair said...

I love the fly that Ilene tied. Really beautiful.

Looks like you're keeping busy; making samples is a nice combination of practical, creative, and fun.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Those fuzzy flowers are really neat!

Steph said...

The fly Ilene made is very nice! Looks like making samples is a good way to pass the time

Michelle Auer said...

You are so creative! I love that you do all of this stuff! So cool!

Michelle said...

So pretty! I especially like the flowers!!

Rian said...

What a fun way to play.

The fly is really cool. I imagine they're pretty fun to make.

Gaia Quilter said...

Ilene's fishing fly is wonderful. Your embellishment classes just keep getting better and better. Don't you ever sleep!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Lovely results from your playing!

Jane said...

You are one of the most creatively gifted people on the web! I never know what you'll be up to next and what spark of inspiration you'll ignite. Thanks Deb!