Monday, 24 October 2011

A day off!

 Newspaper block printed with Colourful Thoughts multi surface paints (bubblegum & copper)

I had a day off yesterday - Shock! Horror!! I had chance to work on a large piece of newspaper faux chenille - Oh no!!! not newspaper AGAIN you cry!!!

Colourful Thoughts multi surface paints are thick enough to print with and can be watered down to paint Bondaweb and Tyvek and they are gorgeous.

I have a deep box canvas 1m x .30cm I wanted to cover so layered up 7 - 9 layers of old dyed newspapers and backed it with some dyed craft/pelmet Vilene. My finished layers were large enough to cover the canvas and stick down around the edges. I have new wooden printing block I wanted to try out that Sarah Lawrence had given me at Festival of Quilts. I printed the top layer of newspaper, waited for it to dry then pinned all the layers together ready to stitch. I wanted to try stitching wider channel than I have been to see if I liked the effect. The channels are 2" - 3" wide.

My trusty old Bernina 707 battling through all the layers

the stitched channels

Once I had stitched all the channels I cut through the newspaper layers but NOT the craft/pelmet Vilene background.
 
  
 
I then started to distress the cut edges with the tips of my scissors.


I'm not sure if this isn't a bit tooooo distressed. I may revert to a wire brush to create something more restrained - Yes! I did just type restrained.

I have stuck the layers onto the canvas to support the piece as I attack it further. Once I have finished distressing it I will post another image.
Watch this space . . . .  
 
x


4 comments:

  1. I recently used a base, layed on chips and then the newspapers over it, stiched etc. etc. You get the same effect aprox.

    Sorry for my bad english.

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  2. Your English is intriguing and making me hungry - Chips!?? It all sounds very interesting.

    I would love to see a picture. info@kimthittichai.com x

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  3. Sorry, I mean torned papers in stad of chips.

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  4. aahhh!!!Chips would be more fun - squishy and tasty!!!
    Do send an image and I will put it on the blog. x

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