In my classes a couple of weeks ago, I demonstrated how I do foil on fabric. It was late in the day & everyone was already overloaded. Most of the students just didn't get it, & it bothers me when they can't be successful. These are the products that I like. I also like Aleen's 'It's OK To Wash It' glue, but I've used both successfully.
My first step is to place a good glob of the glue on to a piece of glass. I use glass from an old picture frame, & put blue painter's tape around the edges to to cover the sharp edge.
I use a roller, & roll out the glue, the roll it on to my stamp,
& stamp it on my fabric. (Just a thin layer)
I lay a bit of the gold leaf on the stamped image,
then run it with a soft paint brush, or old tooth brush, or just my finger-tip, & this is what it looks like.
The students who weren't successful were just applying too much glue.
I also used the same stamp to make a couple of pins. I brushed Pearl-ex Powder directly on the stamp, the pushed it into some foam that I had heated with a heat gun. After making the impression, I used a rub-on gold wax to high-light the raised image.
I sewed each foam medallion on with a bead in the center.
Finally here are the purses I finished last week.
This one is a microfiber body & silk front flap, (I painted the strap to match).
It reverses to this odd hairy fabric flap with a velvety body.
I used one of Mindy's glass pices for the front.
The other purse I made is for myself. I started it in my purse class.
Another of Mindy's glass bits, held on by my threadplay.
Here is the reverse side.
I used a rock for this side. I love rocks.
I've been thinking about the comments from the previous post. I really don't know when this snow will all be gone, but I think it might be fun to have a little contest to see who comes the closest to guessing the correct date. So here it is, the "Rabbit Creek Snow Classic", (a take-off from the Nenana Ice Classic). I will photo the ground in the northwest corner of my yard starting in May. & you all can pick a day for the snow to be gone from that corner. The person, who chooses the correct day will get on of my pins. ONLY ONE PERSON PER DATE, SO THE 1ST PERSON TO PICK A DATE WILL BE WRITTEN ON MY DESK CALENDAR.