Have to say that I am really pleased with the result.
I have also started a book based on the elements which is what I want to add my tags from Angie's day to. I've finished the Earth piece and am now working on air- this is the painted and printed backgrounds, going to stitch them with the machine and add some hand sewing later. The background is made from strong cotton fabric which I have coated with 3 layers of gesso. I then added paper (torn and randomly placed using matt medium) and some structure paste. I painted over the top with a thin extra gesso layer. Then I added the colour using inks and acrylics. Surprisingly this will still go through the sewing machine!
This one is water, I did try some acrylic (matt medium) transfers but they didn't work very well. I did have more luck with the Prima matt medium although managed to transfer my fish upside down!
Again this is just the background, I have to add more machine stitching and then hand sewing over the top
Mel has also been experimenting with structure paste which I think is a wonderful medium. Here are some pieces that she is working on.
Is it me but I can see a face in the one above!
Below are the textures she has created from fabric manipulation. I would love to see these coloured perhaps with dyes or inks??
Pauline was printing this evening. I love her prints and using natural objects to create some fabulous printing. These could be backgrounds or pieces by themselves.
Ellen finished her Barking Mad piece or is this Cracks?? I love the layered organza the colours are so beautiful.
Averil brought in her beautiful felted vessels and also her three dimensional stitched structures that she created through Sheila's workshop. I am so sorry I missed it I would have loved to do this one!
Ellen brought her's too!