Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Ooooh! This is Lumiere fabric paint on black fabric. It is so wonderful. I just bought some today, "Metallic Silver" and the one shown here, "Halo Blue-Gold" (which actually looks green-gold to me). I am eager to try this product with stamps, or on objects like leaves. I tried it on white fabric, which was nice, but it is much more dramatic on black. The fabric is still nice and soft after it dries, and it would be wonderful on wearables (after it is heat set). One of my New Year's resolutions was to try new surface design materials and techniques this year. So far, I've tried beading, Shiva Paintstiks and Lumiere paints.
I love the look of beading, and started this piece as an experiment, but really have no idea what the heck I am doing! I am using a book that is very helpful, called "Beaded Embellishment" by Amy C. Clarke and Robin Atkins. I made the moon face with Sculpy clay in a mold. A friend, Nancy Cook, also advised me on this piece. I am going to keep working on it, trying some new designs and trying to learn as I go.
Just made these cool bead earrings this afternoon. I started with two felted beads I'd made earlier from wool roving, then added beads, silk thread, some other fibers I had in my embellishments box, and earwires. Really fun and easy. Now I want a whole necklace of these!