Saturday, January 27, 2007

Book Page

This is my second attempt at the page for Mag's,for the book page swap on Fiberartfriends. The first one went horribly wrong, I think I was having trouble with the colours, Black base with Reds, Oranges and Yellows,
my first try I painted up some bondaweb, but it looked too gaudy, tried with silk paints, but it vanished on the black, so I foiled over this with a rainbow coloured foil sheet, very bright, I added more bondaweb and a sheer organza which knocked it back a bit, I was going to stitch into some stamped copper, but the second layer of BW did not stick so well, as I pulled the sheer off, half the bondaweb stayed, making a right mess. so I chucked it in the corner.
I had a cup of coffee and started looking round my room, and spotted a small bag that I had made using sweet paper's (candy) and machine wrapped wire, and decided to use this technique, also had loads of papers, in Red, Orange and Yellow, cut them up, covered with black net and stitched the wire, curving and twisting as I went.
Still not totally happy, but the one I have in a deep maroon with metallic threads I like, so it's definitely a colour thing.
I may go and see if I can salvedge the other one, it may work now I an not so stressed about it.


Sue B said...

Carol it's terrific! Love the way that red pops off the page. She's going to be thrilled with this.

And hey, I like the new picture of you!

StegArt said...

I like this too. Sorry to hear your first attempt was disasterous...maybe you can come up with a solution for it.

Purple Missus said...

Well, I would be happy if it were mine! The red curves look like they are floating. Love your new photo - any story behind it?

Joanna van said...

I love the machine wrapped cord...can you tell us how you did it?

MargaretR said...

I'm going to love it Carol, I love the curves and the colours and nearly popped over to pick it up.

Doreen G said...

Carol I love it- I think you are a bit hard on yourself

feltedfibers said...

you little perfectionist you!! now revamp the one you are not happy with.