Sunday, 7 December 2014

Bondaweb experiments



I got my sewing machine out for a little bit of experimenting.


I treated myself to a little early Christmas present which arrived this week.... If you want bags of inspiration this is the book for you!!

I have used bondaweb before with fabrics but realised I could probably combine it with collaged paper, fabric AND paint!!
 To find out more about using Bondaweb I recommend checking out Kim Thittichai, she has several great books on the subject and some great You tube clips.



                            


Inspired to give it a go?? :)


 First Bondaweb is ironed onto some medium weight cotton.


I then use it as a background for paper collage.
( the paper is collaged onto the fabric using a hot iron)




 then I painted other sheets of Bondaweb


With  acrylic craft paints

When dry the painted Bondaweb is ironed onto the Paper/fabric collage


it forms a stiff surface and I then stitched cut paper grasses and seed head embelishments to the landscape.



The background collage of papers shows through the painted Bondaweb.
the colours are rich and jewel-like. I also used some dimensional fabric paint to give a little surface detail.







Linking to paint party Friday 

16 comments:

  1. Magnificent!! Colorful-magical..very sensory/multi-sensory..I always use that word for your art....for it truly feels that way on all levels to me...textural-magic...plus I want to reach out and touch it.,,beautiful!! you are an amazing artist! Lovely book..it looks fantastic..enjoy!

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  2. That is so beautiful, I will check her out, love the idea of stitches in art. Your art always makes me feel that I would like to run my hands over it!

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  3. What a clever idea and it looks fabulous all this jewel colours and delicious texture!

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  4. Amazing, wow! So so beautiful. Those colours make me swoon ....

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  5. I have lots of Bondaweb and some goodies I bought from Kim at a textile show. I haven't had my sewing machine out for ages but your beautiful piece has reminded what fun textile art is.

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  6. Another amazing technique I hadn't come across! Your stitching is the perfect finish. :)
    Jess x

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  7. This is so rich and gorgeous! You use materials so well and create such textured and alive pieces, I can feel the wind blowing gentle, a delightful piece!

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  8. This is just beautiful - another creative use of materials!

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  9. Wow, really fantastic, love how you made that. Must see if I can get bondaweb here. Valerie

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  10. Wow have never heard of bondaweb. You have done a tremendous job of explaining it to the lay person. The result looks fabulous. I love the strong reds and purples together. Happy PPF Emma xx

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  11. What a novel idea and such a beautiful creation!

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  12. What a vibrant artwork you've achieved here and I love your blue/green stitching over that warm background.
    Thanks for the link to the video.

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  13. such a beautiful result... I can't wait to share this with my friend rach when she comes over later... she is going to love this...xx

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  14. That is amazing! Pinning that one to Pinterest for sure so I can find it again.

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  15. I have goose bumps, my gauge for excellence...probably because it speaks to me those rich jewel tones with all that wonderful texture and lines...oh my goodness I am in LOVE with this piece! It would look gorgeous in my home for sure! A true treasure it will be very hard to ever part with! Thanks for the tutorial too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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