Thursday, March 22, 2012

Foil on Fabric, Pins & Purses

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.


LoisAnn Westerlund said...

Hi Deb, It's LoisAnn, Amazing, would love to see your work in person again! I think the snow will be gone May 7th (Jami's birthday) We have record high temps here, in the 80s!

Michelle Auer said...

I'm going to vote for June 16. And I love the stamping! Cool!

The Calico Cat said...

Since my first day in Alaska is June 6th, I'll take that date.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Deb, your purses are beautiful, I love, love the way you enclose the glass and stone and use it on the purse. You and Mindy make a great team.
Thanks for foil demonstration, looks very easy after seeing that.
I pick May 22, my grandsons birthday. I hope I'm wrong and it's gone a lot sooner!

Judy said...

Wonderful purses with the embellishments that you've added! I'll pick May 16.

Delighted Hands said...

Very cool tutorial. I love the purses and the could you not glow carrying something tha creative! Nice work!

Amanda said...

Having just had a bit of a fight with some foil, thanks for the tip about not too much glue!

Should be fun with the snow contest. Diary here tells me to pick May 25th. :-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely work with the foil. I will pick June 9th (DH's birthday).
Goodluck with your snow!


Shari said...

This is a vry simple and clear tutorial. Thank you for opening up some great avenues to explore. I lovethe snow contest idea. I vote for May 14, a date of absolutely no significance for our family, lol.

Melodie said...

It got cold here today but no snow. Which corner of the yard is that?
Trees would make a difference!
I can't believe I had to learn from Facebook about a baby coming!! Oh, btw, that quilt I sent? The wedding is this Aug! You gonna deliver?!

Pam Kellogg said...

What an awesome technique! I may have to try this on my crazy quilt pieces. Thank you so much for sharing.

Love your blog and your art purses! I'll add a link to your blog in my sidebar!

Thank you again!

Allison Aller said...

I would love to try that foiling technique with stamping sometime! Thanks for making it so clear...

Vicki W said...

How did I miss this post the first time? I'll pick May 18. I hope it's gone by the time Amy gets there in June!

Kathy in FL said...

I pick June 3. (But I really hope it's gone before then!)