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Monday, 8 September 2014

A Few Finishes

I had fun playing with these mono printed papers

Which you last saw after they had been inked

The next stage was to crumple them a bit more and then roll lightly over them with some gold paint

Keeping the paper crumpled, I then ironed one piece to a some pelmet vilene using bondaweb.

At this point I decided that the paper was not as rich as I wanted - I was aiming for the richness in this close up of a dried pomegranates skin

So I rubbed gently over the paper with treasure gold which then highlighted some of the finer creases in the paper.

Trimmed and cut into four, this became the basis of four postcards which I then machined with some simple pomegranate seed shapes. A coat of acrylic wax gave the paper a subtle sheen.

One of the other pieces of paper I ironed to Decovril light.

Again, it was not as rich as I wanted so it too got the treasure gold treatment.

This time I machined all over the piece inside the seed shapes before painting with acrylic wax and making it into a book wrap for my present box.


I have also finished this small crazy piece.

Which I made into a small pouch to hold my crazy stencils.

Unfortunately, although  the stitched piece was more than big enough, somehow in the making up it became too small! Well, a lesson learned there. It can always be used for something else but disappointing.

Moving on to some new projects now - have a good week.


  1. Hi Lin love the crazy patchwork fab embriodery as always. I also think the scrunched mono paper worked a treat and I love my Pomegrante post card. Thank you X:)

  2. Interesting technique Lin , great postcards ! Absolutely love your crazy patch , just beautiful !

  3. You do such interesting things with fabric etc.... very clever... and how lovely is your crazy patch... another clever project...

  4. Yet another beautiful piece of crazy patchwork Lin.
    The gold on your paper pieces really makes it look rich.

  5. Your work just totally amazes me!

  6. Absolutely beautiful projects, Lin :-)

  7. Loved the process of your pomegranate postcards. So creative and rubbing the papers with gold really gives a great effect. The crazy piece pouch looks beautiful and I hope you find a lovely use for it.


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