Thursday, January 26, 2006

Late Night Playtime


For days I have thought about trying the felt/tissue paper technique that Jen used (Bayou Quilts: "Immature Dragon Frolics in the Sea" JQC2006).
So, last night I decided to experiment, I fused crumbled tissue paper to timtex and backed it with felt. I drew an eye, used colored pencils and started sketching with the sewing machine. All the treadplay was done from the top of piece except for the stitches in the white of the eye and the raw edge finish. The piece is 6" x 4 ". I had so much fun and am very pleased with the results. I was really surprised with the durablity of the wunderunder/tissue paper combination. I somehow thought that it would be fragile. The felt on the back helped to give just the right amount of fullness. Note to self: Make more time for play!

12 comments:

teri springer said...

Wow. That is really neat!! I am not sure I understand, tho, when you say you used crumbled tissue paper. Any way you can do this again, step-by-step and take pictures??

teri

Kim said...

huh? yeah(sp)...that would be crumpled.

Deb Geyer said...

That is so cool! Good job!

Scrapmaker said...

So the crumpled tissue is behind white felt so that the color shows through? Threadwork on top and backed with Timtex for stabilizer? Have I got it right?
Great results! Jen

Kim said...

Tissue paper is on the top, timtex middle, (purple)felt on back. It's really simple. I want to do another and I'll document step-by-steps pictures.

sharonb said...

Kim this is a great - I would love to see a step by step too

Sande said...

Wow...this was a real 'eye opener' when opening your page. It's wonderful and, like the others, I also would love to see a step by step. I've heard of the tissue paper thing but not seen it done.

Karoda said...

I guess we can say the eyes have it :) interesting and pretty cool.

smarcoux said...

May I just say how fabulous that eye is .. you have done such a wonderful job... will have to stay tuned.
Sandy
Dangling by a thread

jenclair said...

Wow! This is so marvelous. I love your ability to draw with thread and am determined to practice!

PaigeTurner said...

WOW!

emmyschoonbeek said...

This is very good i love your work