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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Tapestry Panel for Thats Crafty



Another project for Thatsbloggingcrafty using these delicious new Lynne Perrella stamps, they are becoming a firm favourite of mine, as they really get the creative juices flowing. I’m watching the Borgias at the moment and I wanted to make something with a rich opulent feel. I cut up some pieces of fabric and used bondaweb to adhere them to an old piece of curtain fabric. I stitched around each piece of fabric but you don’t have to do this, you can use a good fabric glue or just the bondaweb on its own.

I then painted two coats of gesso on some calico and used black archival ink to stamp my images. These were then coloured in using distress inks and some prismacolor pencils. More bondaweb was used to stop the images moving whilst I stitched them. I added a vintage key a yoyo flower and some chiffon rose trim to finish.
I haven’t decided what to do with the panel yet, whether to make a bag, or hanging any suggestions folks?

Have a lovely day and I'll be back on Sunday with a scheduled post for the new Fashionable Stamping Challenge. We are off to Normandy for our holiday, so lots of croissants and Tarte Citron for me LOL!

Take care & Happy Crafting XX



15 comments:

Evil Edna said...

beautiful piece, have a wonderful holiday.best wishes EE
ps a hanging.

Dorthe said...

This is gorgeous, love the rich colours, and L.P.`s fantastic stamps- It would make a wonderful front to a bag.
Wish you a lovely vacation to Normandy- travel safe ,and see you soon.
XOXO Dorthe

Astrid Maclean said...

Another stunner Paula, and it definitely has that opulent Borgia feel to it. I agree with Dorthe, I think another bag is the thing, I can see it in my mind it would look amazing.
Have a super duper time in Normany and safe travels!

Brenda Brown said...

You certainly achieved the rich and opulent look Paula, stunning colours and textures, love this.
Have a great holiday, sounds like you will.
Hugs Brenda xox

lynne said...

Paula you are just creating the most sumptuous art with the LP stamp range.
Normandy - I have a feeling that you will be soaking up even more inspiration for your incredible art.
Have a lovely holiday.
Wishes
Lynne

Deborah said...

Bonnes Vacances!

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Paula, love the rich colours. Hope you have a fabulous time en France ! I am definitely a little green, croissants and tarte au citron, my favourite ! Sue C x

Daniele said...

wow what a stunning piece love the rich colour scheme
hugs

Katie K said...

I love the rich colors on the fabrics; they really bring out the stamp images. You always create such eye-catching altered arts.
Hugs,
Katie

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Love the fabric you have used and the rich colours. They are perfect for the images. Inspiring as always. Have a wonderful time on holiday.
Regards Florence x

Sue said...

What a brilliant idea Paula. The fabrics are so rich and the whole panel looks like it should be hanging in a museum of fine art.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic fabric piece of art. Love all the stitching on it.

Terry said...

Wow, this is fit for Royalty! Beautiful use of fabrics and I love the flower center! Happy Weekend!

Lucy Edmondson said...


this is gorgeous! Much stronger colours than your usual soft ones I think. Definitely it should be made into a bag, methinks,

Lucy x

Shirl said...

Oh my this is certainly regal and very royal looking. Superb workmanship but very different, love it.

Hugs Shirley x x