February 25, 2009
Tissue paper and fabric were bonded, then painted and machine stitched to create handy little notepads.

Tissue paper and fabric were bonded, then painted and machine stitched to create handy little notepads. These will make useful "thank you" gifts to friends who have been so willing to support my creativity. I am lucky to have them!

 

Both sides were painted to see the different effects of heat treatment.  These organic shapes are going to be wonderful additions to my "art stash".
Both sides were painted to see the different effects of heat treatment. These organic shapes are going to be wonderful additions to my “art stash”.
Three of these incorporate a new product (to me) called LUTRADOR
Three of these incorporate a new product (to me) called LUTRADOR

Any spare moments during the the past couple of weeks have been devoted to playing with new products and new ideas.   Tyvek, Lutrador, and Water Soluble Paper has been on the high priority list of activities.   Here are a few photo’s of outcomes.

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Crunchy topped Raspberry Muffins

February 8, 2009
Temptation is good for you!

Temptation is good for you!

I am sure you have all heard about the tragic Victorian bushfires that have been burning all week, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands homelss.   It has been such a sad and numbing time.  Also a time when  my creativity was flattened.  

This week I thought it was  time to tell you about a new recipe given to me by a fibre-friend, a country lady who is a fabulous weaver.   A batch of these nutritious crunchy topped raspberry muffins didnt last long!   Here’s a photo of one left, after only one hour out of the oven.

Next time I will tell you about playing with water soluble paper and paint.


Experimenting with Tissuetex

February 3, 2009
Seabed is a small piece - base of tissuetex with shiva stik applied too.

Seabed is a small piece - base of tissuetex with shiva stik applied too.

I will have to buy shares in Tissuetex ’cause it has become a favourite
medium to use. This tissuetex piece was sprayed with
Moonshadow, scunched whilst wet and left to dry overnight (whilst still
in a tight ball). It produced amazing organic lines so I then used
asqua shiva stik, backed it with purchased blue leaf fabric (and felt)
so that the blue leaves show through, stitched on machine with Superior
metallic thread (gorgeous stuff), then couched yarn. A hilight of
silk paper was added to be a feature. I am very pleased with the
result. Love to know what you think.