Monday, 12 November 2007

Bread and butter

I had a productive, if worky, sort of day today. I have started to mount a collection of very small pieces that I have been working on for a while now and decided that they might make good ‘bread and butter ‘ pieces for our exhibition.

I started these with a very dear friend who was running the odd workshop at the time. She started the day by getting us to make sheets of BG papers to a colour scheme of our choice and using all her lovely different acrylics and special effects paints.

We cut these pieces up into squares, making a 9 square layout ( the designs I have shown worked here are marked with a red star). Once we’d stuck these to black paper we then placed them in a plastic wallet and made stitch marks on the designs with a black marker pen. I’m sure many people will recognise this technique. but for me it was a revelation, as were many of the other skills my friend taught us over that period. She was one of the few people who made me feel comfortable with incorporating stitch into a design, and who made exceedingly good cakes!

The resulting small samples were done after the class and I thoroughly enjoyed doing something so small and glittery, not at all my usual thing!

I found these delightful frames in my favourite shop, Hobbycraft and will be mounting 4 more for the show, so let’s hope people like them.


Julie said...

This method is new to me too Sharon. I'm sure they'll be popular, they are lovely.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

So simple and so effective. Can't fail to please visitors to your exhibition. The frame is spot on.
Will do the testing of the Jap tissue tomorrow. The coating makes it a bit stronger - will find out tomorrow.

Jacquelines blog said...

These look nice Sharon, I like how you framed them!