Saturday, June 6, 2009
I decided before i left for Sydney that i would make a luggage tag from some fused plastic i had lying around. I had made a heap ages ago and because it was so looked boring i didn't do any more with it!
But it paints really well!!!! so i splattered on paint, lots of drips and splashes[ inspire by Ruby] and then wildly stitched in black cotton. It was actually supposed to be daisy stitch but it gripped a bit on the gel medium and came out very random. Thought id stuffed it but on closer inspection , i really liked it and thought it looked like birds tracks! so i did more ;)
i stitched it to another layer of fp and wrote my details on the back in permanent marker.
some sparlky fibre, a few beads and i love it! being plastic its really durable too.
now i am inspired by Alisa Burke and Threadbanger [a really cool indie site that i spend too much time on...] to make some more and join it togteher, although a little make up purse would be cute.
the work trip was just that ....work.... learnt lots and came back in two minds..... i can do it and freaked out!
i didnt see anything of sydney except traffic and a bit of greenery!
some atc's i have been fiddling about with , thanks too this very generous artist
I found some canvas printer paper going out cheap and had fun splashing some paint around. I am really into dribbles at the moment![not the old lady kind!]
Lucy drew the mermaid tail for me, she"s really good at that kind of stuff and i like the way it goes backward. i cut up an atc with some lace on it to give her a 'scaly' tail.
Im a bit over wings but coudnt resist these sparkly silver ones....
The silver 'things' on the geisha are from some earings and i changed the color by rubbing some alcholol ink on .... it kinda looks like a lantern!