Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What Will It

I'm not totally sure what all these things will end up being made into but they are on my desk..well OK its a very messy desk at the moment.I'm going to try and revamp this old wooden clutch purse with some Angelina Film.I've sanded it to give the surface some "tooth" for me to apply stuff too.

Next I had a glorious few hours of inky fun and made all these yummy shimmery bits of Angelina Film pieces.I used craft Vilene(thin sturdy stiffening that I get at The Thread Studio..also were I buy Angelina Film) as the base and then ironed on some Vliesofix(fusible webbing that is used to attach two bits of material together)which is heat bondable on both sides.I peeled off the backing and then painted it with black gesso.When it was dry I ironed on some Angelina Film (I had no idea if applying gesso to the the Vilene/vliesofix would ruin its abilty to act as a "glue" when I ironed on the Angelina Film..but all was Ok) and then ironed on some Franklin clear Opals(from Pipe Dreamink).I then placed the pieces colour side down on a texture stamp and ironed it again leaving it on the stamp till it cools...the Opals melts and and sets again and the stamp imprint is left behind.These are all so gloriously pretty and shimmery,light,easy to sew and cut.They feel like leather to touch.


I then made a template out of card stock of the side of my wooden purse and cut some of my Angelina Film stamped pieces to fit the template.I don't have a very good sewing machine so I just attached the pieces to each other using a small zig zag stitch.I've settled for a green/purple colour on one side.The stamps I used are from After Midnight Art Stamps

and a gold/copper look for the other

Next I will paint the purse and then attach these pieces.I'll try to complete it later today and upload the end result...if there is an end result LOL
hugs
Annette In Oz

10 comments:

Pauline said...

What a funky project! Think you'll leave some wood visible?

drmarty62 said...

Wow Annette. totally gorgeous. I think we will need a demo in Melbourne next March.
Can't wait to see the final result.

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

I don't think so Pauline.While I loved the wood grain it had become very grubby and scratched.Besides If I get sick of the revamp I can take it off,sand again and add a coat of varnish :O)
hugs
Annette

Dee said...

I've just discovered your blog and after reading your post about comments, thats what I'm doing. Love the purse, what a fantastic idea and that bag of fantasy film in the bottom of my craft drawer may just come out and see the light of day and the bottom of my iron. Your work is very inspirational and I will follow it with great delight.....Davinia

Brenda said...

Beautiful. You have been very busy creating lately haven't you. Love it.

downunderdale said...

Having read your previous entry I thought i had better heed! I think you have done a wonderful job here - so clever. We all muck around in our own way but so many of us are such individualistic - it's wonderful!

maggi said...

Just found your blog from Dale's post. What lovely things you are creating.

linda stokes said...

Found your blog through Dale too. The Angelina purse is stunning!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

While I was visiting your water transfer post I thought I'd have a look around. Wonderful things to see, thank you for inspiring me. Amazing the before and after of your handbag....you've done magic with it!
I could not agree more with what you said about leaving comments. A dear 78 yr old friend of mine says "would you knock on someone's door and not say 'hello' when they answered" :)

Elizabeth said...

I was so lucky recently to see some of your lovely work at Paperific. The thread studio had some up on the wall. It was great to see it live.

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