Sunday, 29 July 2007

I have been having a go with washers over the last couple of days. The method came from an article in Cloth Paper Scissors (May/June 2007) but I think I need a bit more practice! I was a bit heavy handed with the embossing powder so that not much of the painted surface shows so I will change that another time. I did find too that where I had painted both sides of the washer the underside softened and smudged as a result of being heated. I will probably keep these in my stash and attach them flat on a surface but one or two of them are ok enough maybe to hang in the right situation.




I quite like the blue washer that I managed to coat only partially with embossing enamel.



I had a great time this afternoon taking a leaf out of Lynda's book and have covered a block canvas with scrim and gesso (picture tomorrow). Hopefully tomorrow I will find some time to stitch into it and then decide what else it needs. Thank you Lynda for sharing the idea.








We went out to a village in the Vale of Belvoir yesterday to check out the church for a fete where DH will be selling his cards in September and I found some lovely rust to photograph for later inspiration. The rust on the left was at an old engineering works in the village of Stathern and on the right is a lovely rusty barbecue in a pub garden. Unfortunately some of my pix were blurred so we will have to go back to the pub again! Oh dear! What a hardship! Hope they won't throw out the BBQ.



3 comments:

Gina said...

That blue washer is fabulous - colour and texture!

freebird said...

Love the blue washer. Did you have fun making the washers? I saw that article and marked it for trying. If I can come up with something like that blue one it will be worth it.

freebird said...

I found a blog with a different technique with the washers. It seems to have more consistent results and I like how she turned them into charms. You will like the process too. The site is http://vintagebluestudio.blogspot.com. Hope you enjoy it. I'll check back to see what you have done with it!!