Sunday, 23 January 2011

I made some art!

Well, it's been a long time since I posted to this blog. A lot has changed in the last few months, and the desire to create has been channelled into work activities and sorting through my belongings to only keep things I really can't bear to part with, and decorating parts of my house to make it more likely to sell quickly.

This week, my good friend Annie came to stay, and we went to Ledbury for two days with Wendy, and enjoyed ourselves in workshops with Angie Hughes. We learnt to make fabric tag books using printed tissue and fabric run through an inkjet printer - the possibilities are endless... We also learnt how to create print blocks from heat mouldable foam, and used these to print and overprint on fabric with acrylic paints and fabric paints. I will share some of those projects when/if I finish them.

Maybe two days spent relaxing and creating in good company got my muse excited because yesterday I made two sets of ATCs and today I made some more! And I enjoyed it. I have made some art over the last few months to fulfil my swap commitments, but I didn't really enjoy doing it.

This first set of ATCs are made form fabric paper backed with felt, with gold stitching round the edge. The images are from PaperWhimsy, I found some collage sheets I bought years ago when I was cleaning and clearing, and decided to use them. I laid organza over the images and stitched the organza all around the images, trapping them on the ATCs. I added rainbow organza ribbon, overlaid with deep red satin ribbon, and added beads as I sewed the ribbons to the ATCs.

The second set are also made from a fabric paper base, using some Xmas tissue wrapping in the process. I sewed some ribbon left over form Xmas down the side, and added more PaperWhimsy images, frames with Stickles. I sewed a sequin and bead in the corner, and stamped some words onto fabric scaps, before adding them to the ATC using Bondaweb. Annie suggested the words after looking at the faces of the three girls, and most appropriate they are too!

I'm still feeling quite creative, but am off to stay with a friend for a week, so may not get chance to make much.

I'll try not to leave it another 3 months before my next post!


  1. Hooray!!!! Love seeing what you make. I bet the texture of these ATCs are fabulous. Want to learm more about running tissue and fabric through an ink jet printer???

  2. Welcome back Adrienne! I just came back from a 3 month blog hiatus too, trying to post more often. I love your ATC's. It sounds like you learned a lot in your workshop. I look forward to seeing the fabric tag book!

  3. I have left you an Award on my blog Adrienne ! please go and pick it up thankyou :) x

  4. What amazing work - you have created such wonderful pieces of art.

    Hope all goes well with your house sale.

  5. Glad you got your art "mojo" back! Beautiful as usual! Maggi

  6. Gorgeous vintage ATCs Adrienne, good to see you back. My tags are on my blog

  7. Nice to see that you are finally feeling creative again. Love the ATC's




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