Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Texture..



Hi there folks, i hope this post finds you all well.
I hope to be more regular on my post in the coming time. Think i got all the doctor appointments and hospital stuff behind me now for a while. On my way to getting to feel much better and so much less tired. Ahh enough of that on with the show..lol.
On my search to find and learn more mixed media and fiber art techniques i found Angie Huges book "STITCH,CLOTH,PAPER & PAINT". Her projects she takes you thru in her book and the techniques used are just awesomely fun to learn and to do and ones learned it takes you to that "what if?" stage. I wanted to share some "what if's" with you in here and see what you think. Its all bout achieving more or different texture. Unfortunately like most of my pictures in the blog, somehow the colors fade more then i want them to when i post. But i hope you will bare with me.In her book, Angie's projects are rich colorful and almost sparkly. I wanted a more faded result without loosing the texture.
The intention was to made the cloth look worn and old. I think i got pretty close results?! What you think?
Now i am working on ideas on how to use these pieces ( that does not mean any suggestions will be turned away :) )
I am waiting for one more project to dry, this one is more of the "following the book" kind.
When it is dry i will post it in the next post, to give you a comparison. I do recommend if your interests are in same direction as mine and you have not checked this book out yet,to go find it and have a closer look. At the same time as i am posting this i am thinking of how i can integrate this kind of cloth with my fabric dolls. Grr...now to many ideas coming up at ones..lol..i am sure most of you know that feeling.
Will keep you posted what i come up with.
Take care peeps, till soon.
Andrea.

3 comments:

Maggi said...

Great textures. You certainly have achieved the aged look and made it your own as it is very different to Angie's. I have her book and there are some amazing ideas in it.
Glad that you are feeling better.

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

This looks fantastic,I have the book but never made anything,but after seeing your amazing results, I'll try some of the projects.
Anni

martha brown said...

Wow! Beautiful. I have the book too.... I'm going to have to revisit it!