I have been busy creating samples for my article in www.fibreandstitch while waiting for things to dry, I had a look through my box of old samples, some of you may remember I have been using a lot of them for postcards,
This little collage was for a sample in C&G, where we had to create a fabric from paper, I did the usual paper patchwork and tissue paper samples bonded to vilene interfacing, and then decided to tear up a selection of pictures I had taken of my garden, and this was the result.
I had just discovered the possibilities of using the computer, and printed the picture onto Silk Organza, I had never heard of freezer paper at the time and taped the Organza to some copy paper,then burnt the edges with a joss stick, yes that's how I burnt everything before I discovered fine tipped soldering irons. I mounted it onto two layers of Crystal Organza and some hand made paper
The picture below, was printed onto a sheet of Acetate, the inks were running out and
it printed up in really vivid colours, shame I could not repeat this effect.
These have been going strong for around 10 years and are holding up really well.