This lace has got painted Bondaweb fused to it, and foil added to reveal the texture of the lace.
Here are a couple of the photos of painted Bondaweb before I adhered them to the various objects. It goes into an interesting texture when it is wet and dries like that. I used Jacquard textile paints mainly. Some Lumiere too.
Here is another element in the collage. I painted brown paper and scrumpled it up after it was dry. Then I fused it on to calico and fused painted Bondaweb on top. Here are a few of them:
When I was doing my City and Guilds course, one day we learnt how to make books. I made one of these little concertina books. A year or so ago I made lots of covers and used some of my painted papers to fold pages for them, but never got round to sticking them together. Today I finally finished them! (The magazine behind the first little book is what I was using to glue them on, by the way…)
I took lots of pictures when I was putting them together with a view to writing a tutorial for making them and posting it here. Hopefully tomorrow! The kids are on holiday now, but I will try and fit it in!
I do a lot of doodling with pen and paper, especially when my mind is elsewhere and I happen to have a pen in my hand. The other day I decided to do a bit of free machine doodling. As an experiment, I thought I’d try it for fabric postcards. I fused a piece of failed rusted fabric to some pelmet vilene (Timtex) to give it a firm base. I used black thread to make it look like pen strokes. I then painted it with Jacquard Dyn-a-flow paints. I forgot to take a photo of it before cutting it up but this is what it looks like having reconstructed the piece.
I then used a postcard-sized window to select interesting areas, which I then cut out.
I think this one is the most successful
These remnants look as though they have possibilities (can you see my tendency to use every little scrap popping up again?)