Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Play Day

I made this piece on the weekend. It's Christmas tinsel, and yarn between two layers of blue plastic, which I painted with red acrylic paint. I put it under the embellisher, then zapped with the heat gun. I did some FME on it and a little bit of hand embroidery.
Then I cut it up and now it's a postcard and an ATC.

These 2 postcards were made from a piece I made a while back. I have used the embellisher on a purple wool block I had knitted. I layered pieces of synthetic yarn and bits of wool roving over the knitting and needle punched them. Then I did some FME and zapped with the heat gun.
Lastly I made a couple of bookmarks out of some painted paper towel I had lying around. I really love the feel of the paper towels and have been using these a lot lately. They are great to sew and have a lovely soft feel to them.

27 comments:

Purple Missus said...

What a great idea for the tinsel. I have a bin bag full of it which we don't use anymore but didn't want to throw it out. How did the embellisher feel about the blue plastic.
Love the other pieces on here too, especially the bookmarks - they look really soft, very touchy-feely.

Pat said...

Oh, I do like the two postcards, the colours are wonderful,I wonder,did you felt the purple knitted bit before you embellished it?

Debbi Baker said...

All very gorgeous Dianne! I love your creativity - it is very inspiring!

Doreen G said...

You have been busy Dianne and I love the bookmarks.

Barbara said...

love your bookmarks very much...the colours!...wow...

StegArt said...

Very interesting results. I would never have thought to use those ingredients for an embellishing project.

Sarah said...

Now that's something I haven't used before! Great inspiration!

Kim said...

Love your play day! I like the idea of creating art by using up what we have laying around - taking recycling to the Arts.

Carol said...

Oh it's lovely I love the plastic i used plastic in school with the kids, very inspiring.

le clown navet said...

They all look great - Why is not my stupid computer screen tactile? They make you WANT to feel them... The plastic one is such a great idea!!! (well, on a general basis your ideas are great!!!)

Ruth said...

I too am wondering about how the embellisher liked the plastic?? Was is thin plastic? I have loads of paper towels I need to use up - the book mark idea is great.

Jacquelines blog said...

These gorgeous Dianne, I love the colours of them all, I can't say which one is more beautiful, I just love them all!

Micki said...

Great playday. Love them all. Wondering if the plastic gave off any fumes when zapped? Also, did you felt the knit piece first? Inquiring minds....

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh you have been doing such lovely things while I have been away. I am drooling over your goodies as well. Happy New Year.

Karin Hammel said...

Wow, love them all, but my favourites are the two postcards and bookmarks. Great colourcombinations and interesting choice of material.

Linda Fleming said...

Oh my, Diane! Beautiful! I love those yummy colors and wonderful texture you created. It just amazes me what you can do with a piece of fabric- you are magic!

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Oh, those postcards and bookmarks are really wonderful Dianne :-)

sammy said...

Love all your embellished stuff and expecially the ones you zapped! Girl, you can really zap!!!

Dot said...

Your art blows me away Dianne! Love every photo in this post. You are very talented.

How's life in Mornington treating you? It's very nice in Frankston!

Elizabeth said...

I love the pieces that you have done with the embellisher!! Your color choices are always sooooo divine!!!
I have just tagged you for the You Make MY Day Blog Award!!! Evertime I visit, you make my day!!!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

linda stokes said...

Lovely work Dianne, especially like the 2 postcards, great texture. I must do something with all my painted/dyed paper towels too.

Judy Rys said...

Great colors and texture. What weight was the plastic, like a page protector?

Homeleightigger said...

I love this post Dianne - particularly the two postcards with the swirls you zapped - love the colours. Very inspirational. Val

MargaretR said...

Those two postcards are fantastic Dianne. I love the colours you have used.

Colorfuldayz said...

Absolutely love the bookmarks! The colors are gorgeous ... papertowels are so fun.

corryna said...

Very beautiful! I really like the colours and texture. I found your blog at the blog of Jacqueline.

artisbliss said...

Gorgeous stuff. I shall have to try painting paper towels. How very creative you are!