Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Paint, paper and net curtaining ...

A couple of months back, my friend Vinnie showed me some experiments she was doing with painted paper and lace net curtaining. Vinnie very generously gave me some of her paper and curtaining, and I went home to have a play. The paper has been scrunched up, smoothed out and then painted with various transfer paints.
The first one is using some 'smooth' painted paper cut into flower shapes, which I then transferred onto cream satin fabric. I layered up some irridescent organza and dyed scrim over the satin, backed it with wadding, and free stitched around the flower shapes. I even added some hand stitching for contrast!

The second one is a rectangle piece of crinkled paper transferred onto a piece of lacy net curtain (the frame is the net curtain without any paint, just overlaid with scrim) I then laid the scrim over and free zigzagged it down all over the surface, trapping bits of organza along the bottom. I added some torn strips each side of the paper I had used to suggest a frame.

The last one is torn strips of paper transferred onto a piece of polyester cream fabric with a wonky circular pattern printed on it. I added the darker colour at the bottom on top of the yellow I had done, first cutting snippets to keep little bits of the yellow. I free machined stitched, then added torn painted paper to create a frame. All the pieces are A5 size (approx. 6" x 8")

13 comments:

quiltchick said...

Ohhhhh Val, i'm liking these, especially the third piece. Very scrummy.

Genie said...

Great work Val, must have some net somewhere!!
Happy Easter

Ruth said...

I like all three but trying to decide if number 2 or 3 is my favorite. Well done!

Purple Missus said...

Hi Val. These pieces are all fabulous, especially the top one. Just been looking at the rest of your wonderful work too. I thought you hadn't posted for weeks and weeks as this is the first time you have appeared in my bloglines for ages! I thought you were too busy with your tree themed exhibition and had decided to take a break from blogging like you did before.

P.S. Love the lampshade - a brilliant idea. Looks really good.

sharon young said...

Lovely pieces, Val, especially the last one, Iove the combination of the dark colour and the circular pattern.

Heather said...

These are lovely - I can choose a favourite - I like them all. Something else to add to my 'to do' list!!

Doreen G said...

Love the first one Val--and I hope you have a wonderful Easter my friend.

dot said...

They look really great Val, who'd have thought a bit of net curtain and transfer painted paper could look soooo good.

maggi said...

Love all these pieces although I think the first is my favourite but only because of the colours.

Sandy said...

They are great. I especially love the purple.

JannArt said...

Hi,

These are wonderful. I particularly like the last one with the torn strips of paper. I think the colours are lovely.

MargaretR said...

Thewse are beautiful val. The last one is my favourite too! The colours appeal to me very much.

Heather said...

To answer the question you asked on my blog, I stitched an automatic stitch round all the edges of each section of my vessels. I used the one that looks like rungs of a ladder, then worked raised chain band on it round the top edges, and to join the sections together, making half the stitch on one edge and the other half on the other edge in a sort of herringbone fashion. It works quite well.