Jenny used a wonderful technique using baby wipes, the ultimate in upcycling!
“Like so many others I often spend time online looking at beautiful mixed media projects which incorporate fabric and stitching. As fabric is so flexible it can be incorporated into backgrounds or used to create focal points, each time adding texture and interest.
The inky baby wipe chosen for the background on this canvas already had distinct splotches on it that I wanted to use as a main feature of the final design. To achieve this I layered stencilled modelling paste, stamping and spray/paint drips underneath the strips of fabric and wipe. The Slap It On Fabric is ideal for this job as it is a light, viscous solution that doesn’t bleed through the layers and can be used to adhere the most delicate of fibres.
Haberdashery shops are a great place to find inexpensive embellishments; for this canvas offcuts of lace formed clouds and echoed the shape of the filmstrip ribbon. Clusters of seed beads and a scattering of cogs and gears, stuck in place using Glossy Accents, help to guide the eye across the scene and add a touch of steampunk glamour to mirror the design of the balloon”
This feature first appeared in the June 2016 issue of Craft Stamper Magazine.
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