Tuesday, 12 February 2008
More Fabric Book Pages
Linda chose the lilac as her flower. She used extravaganza as a transfer, printed an image of lilacs and added shades of purple and lilac, green dyed gauze, lace and a flower held on with beads. She added some machine embroidery stitches in variegated thread. I love the colour combinations of this piece, and the way she's combined the elements together in a collage but without losing the fineness and delicacy of the flower.
Jenny in Ohio made a pansy page. She used a pansy fabric as the background, and trapped fabric snippets, lace and sparkly bits under tulle. She also trapped pansy petals under plastic, so it's a real pansy page!
Maz from Sydney, Australia made a tulip page, from calico and vylene, painted fusible webbing, coloured sheers, collaged tulips and free machine embroidery, with Treasure Gold. Aren't the colours delicious? It has a real Australian feel to it.
Terri made this beautiful daisy collage, including a photo of her granddaughter, Aubrey Jewel, just six weeks old. She layered orange jaquard fabric, tulle, polka dot and white tone on tone cottons, and the photo, which she manipulated in Abobe PES4 and printed onto pretreated PhotoFabric. She added words printed on twill tape, including the line from Elton John's "Your Song". The centre of the flower is finely beaded, and she added some cute black and white flower beads, and iridescent beads along the edge of the image. Just beautiful!
Last of all, Marlene from California made a poppy page. She also gave really detailed instructions on her process, which I just love. She collaged various fabrics and transfer images of poppies onto a painted background, and stitched them with variegated threads. She overlaid a gorgeous silk poppy,painted and beaded, and added poppy words. I really love it!
Aren't they lovely? And Dianne sent me this card with the pages:
In case you can't read it, it says, "Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain."