Monday, January 29, 2007

Red and gold art squares


These are my red and gold art squares for Nina in a 1" squares swap I am in. I used my felt melt piece from my group Textile challenges, the January challenge is felt melt. So I am rivalling Helen of Quilts and ATC's blog for combining my challenges and trades! I started out with a piece of cheap(I got it at Hypervalue before they went bust at christmas for 32p) acrylic felt. I stamped it with a fossil stamp with expanding medium, and while still wet I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I then blasted it with the heat gun. This melted the embossing powder, expanded the expanding medium and also melted back the felt so it was all crunchy and lacey.
Please be careful if you have a go at this as the fumes are vicious, well ventilated room or respirator, health and safty and all that.
I then integrated it on to a gold background so that the gold peeped through the lacey bits. At this point I snapped my needle!!! I cut this into one ATC for the swap on textile challenges and 9 1" squares for the art squares swap. I then embellished with beads, brads, stitching, wire, buttons, sequins and a charm. I love them. the scan is poor as I slightly over embellished, especially the middle one as i used a big bead and held it on with another bead. Looks lush though!

5 comments:

Sue B said...

ooh Carol these are yummy!

sammy said...

These are amazing... I love all the texture and of course the colors!

Dianne said...

Great art squares!! The texture is looking just fantastic!!

arlee said...

So Baroque---luscious and inviting--and wishin' they were coming to me :}

SuZ said...

love love love these!!! I'm going to give your technique a try...did I say I love these????