Friday, May 29, 2009

Takes on the Fleur!

So...I never seem to stay focused on one thing for a long time. I guess you could attach all those letters to my name...but that's what creativity is all about....always thinking of new ways to do things...or just an old way...new product!!


So, my last post had to do with a simple paper FLEUR!! After I completed it....I got to thinkin...what other mediums...other than paper could I use? So another journey began...


How about Metal...Ten Seconds Studios metal is pretty thin...so I gave it a shot. I traced on the back side of a piece of pink metal. Cut it out. Ran it through my Cuttlebug...gotta have the texture!!! Added a little Alcohol Ink...turned under the outside edges....Flower #1. Repeated the process on the same piece of pink metal...This time...different texture...different color Alcohol ink!! Flower #2...repeated the same process to get Flower #3. I then took a non colored piece of aluminum...cut out some leaves....colored them with Alcohol Ink...And here you have it...



So, then I hopped to my next project....while down south a few months back I had picked up some Duck Cloth....I've always wanted to make a fabric album...why and what for...who knows...just seemed like something fun and different to do!



Typically...my project revolve around photos...this time my inspiration was COLOR! When I bought the Duck Cloth I had picked the beautiful, mellow, expensive trims. So...not knowing what I was doing, I chose to make the pages reflect those colors. Using my Mini Misters that were filled with Reinker and water...I began to color the pages....some squirts direct to fabric...some on my craft mat to give a more vibrant color. I looked at the pages and thought...how boring...hence the inspiration of Color...I colored a separate piece of fabric. I began to cut out flowers, a butterfly...then remembered my box of Crayola Crayons and a nifty little heating tool and began to melt crayons...then my thoughts went to metal. I had read in my Cloth, Paper, Scissors mag about a woman who was sewing Metal to a fabric collage...another inspiration...then I remember my GrungePaper...how could I forget...and Stickles...Distress Stickles....boy the old juices were just flowing!!!



Then a BRAIN STORM...why not make a coil flower out of Duck Cloth. I applied Claudine Hellmuth Studio, Multi Medium to the colored fabric for texture. I did add a twist...I sewed pleats in the coil...Ohhh laaa laaaa!!!





The book isn't completed...thinking maybe a collage page of GrungePaper, Metal and Cloth...little lace...who knows....but for now...this is what I have! And I had a BLAST DOIN' IT!!!







2 comments:

Just-Kim said...

I'm' glad to see you are up and creating! Those flowers are Beee-UTEE-Ful!!

Hmm, UTEE centers - maybe?

Enjoy your day! They are gorgeous!

Kim

Bethany Kartchner said...

Wow. I'm way inspired by your cloth journal. I've been mulling about doing this for a bit and haven't quite gotten started. I love what you did!