Monday, March 14, 2011

Sew what

I decided to make another small fabric hanging piece this morning. In the Art Haven yahoo group swap that I joined;  partners were assigned yesterday. I am to send to Eileen. Eileen can have her pick of all of the fabric and paper hanging quilties that I created  and are on my blog.
This morning's project started off with another  piece of upholstery fabric as the base. I ran a  zigzag stitch around the edges. On a piece of thick kraft colored card stock I glued a section of pattern tissue onto the card stock.  I  cut down a 12 x 12 scrapbook paper that had a image of a dress form on it. The dress form is glittered in  bronze, this was glued over the pattern tissue. After looking at the piece, and trying to decide what to do next. I thought of adding a strip of fabric that looks like a yard stick/ruler. I stitched that fabric piece onto the bottom of the card stock. I glued a Scrabble tile...E to the right bottom corner. Then, I took out my crop o dile and punched holes in the fabric/cardstock at the top and secured the eyelets.  Chose some sheer brown ribbon to hang the piece from. Using gold toned buttons I rubbed on some Jax gilding paste in the color, African Bronze. The buttons were glued to the ribbon and eyelets opening.  I added another button using the same gilding paste to dull down the shine, and that was glued to the top of the  dress  form.
fabric collage for Eileen
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Alicia said...

Oh Elaine, I LOVE this one!!! *Hugs*

Anonymous said...

This is for ME? How lucky am I!!!!
Thanks, Elaine!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

BEAUTIFUL piece!! :)