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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Sew What?


This 'Sewing Room' Bigz die by Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix
is my current favourite and as you can see from the photo above
I cut a few shapes from mountboard.


Although the mountboard is quite thick anyway, I stuck three
layers together with Liquitex Matte Medium
and the forms now feel a bit like wood, nice and sturdy.


I attached old music paper and book text to the forms.


Coloured with some water soluble crayons
and made some wings with cotton fabric and dressmaking tissue.

Here's what they look liked finished


Here's some close ups


I covered this one with Distress Crackle Paint (Clear Rock Candy)
and once dry and crackled, rubbed some Distress Ink
into the cracks (Dusty Concord).
I had some of the seam binding ribbon left over
from a previous project so that became a belt.


The other one was totally different, very grungy.


I really like the wings.
They are a layer of cotton fabric, dressmaking pattern
and a few layers of Mod Podge.
I machine stitched around the edge once totally dry.
They're adhered to the back with E6000.


This shot (above) shows just how thick the three layers of mountboard are.


.... and finally here's what the backs look like.


Which do you prefer, pretty or grungy?
I think I'm leaning towards the grungy, but then again I like the pretty!
(and no, I'm not mentioning Harry Hill - lol)

Thanks for looking x

29 comments:

Terry said...

Sew What Beautiful! Love what you have done here and is that die fun or what??? I love both your grunge and pretty!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love both of them.

Clare H said...

They are both fabulous!

Shelly Hickox said...

Really awesome project!! I can't wait until I get that die (it's on order). I prefer the grungy, but I always love a bit of pink, too!

So glad I stumbled upon your blog! :-)

PetraB said...

Love both of them! It is a bit like male and female and both together makes a perfect pair (lol)

oneoff said...

They're fabulous. I don't think I could choose one. I love the chunkiness you've achieved with the mountboard, and the wings are really clever.

Bernie x

Dorthe said...

They are gorgeus,- I think I like the grunge most ,- well love pink,too---
Dorthe

me35 said...

These are really lovely - just up my street and I think you've got the balance of grunge and pretty just right ! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog - I appreciated it !
Margaret C

Meggymay said...

Love what you are creating with yur new die, think I prefer the grungy one best, but the others are fab as well xx

Jenxo said...

i lkie both sherry, they turned out great...

Createology said...

These are just too fabulous and I adore each of them. What a great idea you have and the wings are wonderful with the fabric and pattern tissue. Happy creating...

Deborah said...

They are both fab but my heart belongs to grunge. Your backs look neater than my fronts LOL

Anne said...

Pretty Grungy works for me Sherry. Love what you've done.
Anne x

Jan said...

WOW! Love what you've done with these.... I prefer grungy but then that's just ME! MUST HAVE THAT DIE!!!!

Healing Woman said...

Thanks for show all the details in the making of both of these little pieces of art. I like the grunge one the best and love the effect you got with the wings.

JoAnne said...

Tim Holtz should give you commission on this one Sherry. I think you increased sales with your
oh-so-beautiful projects!!!!!
I know I want that die now!

Hillie said...

Thanks for the commemt on my blog! And I´m sorry but I can't make a choice! I love them both, the pretty and the grungy.

Diane said...

I have wanted this die since I first saw it. You've convinced me it's a must-have! I love what you've done with it.
I'm happy to have found your blog today! I will be back!
XO Diane

Dolly Daydreams said...

What amazing pieces with such beautiful details and on a such a small scale just love them

Marie

Netty said...

You have done wonders with these, love them all. Enjoy today, Annette x

Uniquely Myself said...

Thanks for following my blog. Their will be lots more creativity to share. Sandra

Sam said...

These are stunning. I love how they look like chipboard when you have glued them together. Love the look of this die, its fantastic, shame I havn't got a big shot!!! x

Mrs Moen said...

The both look wonderful, Sherry! Most days my somewhat spiky personality would be drawn towards grungy, but then again pretty pink would light up any day.

Lesley said...

Sherry, this die set is stunning. Hmmm might have to order this one. I love your forms, what a great little embelly or just a cute swap item.
Nice to visit you once again.
Lesley

akilli melek said...

these are fab, glad i peeked down after the WOYWW post. cant choose which i like best though - love them both
caroline

minnie_mac said...

Great die set. Love the forms that you've made.

Marilyn

Kathy said...

I love them both..but love anything with music on it..I have never seen this die.. think it is a must have... you did a fantastic job on them both..
Glad I found your blog again...
Kath
xx

Lovey said...

Oh these are gorgeous!

bad penny said...

These are fabulous !