Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fabric + Tattered Angels = YUMMY STUFF ;)

I had so much fun doing this month's projects...working with fabric. Clothing & Textile Arts was my minor in college...spending most of my time either in clothing labs or in the art building taking fiber arts courses. I've been a quilter & quilt instructor, cross stitch, needlepoint and weaver {even had my own loom}. Working with the Tattered Angels paint mediums brings me back to all these past endeavors. My heart now is with with paper arts and multi-media...but incorporating fabric is high on my list.
Felt flowers close up

What do you get when you mix  fabrics & laces with Tattered Angels paint mediums??? COLOR...COLOR...COLOR!
My 1st project involves white wool felt and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist & Glam. Felt flowers have been all the rage and you will find a plethora of tutorials and patterns online for these flowers. I chose to work with wool felt knowing that while damp I could mold it into any shape I wanted to.  Using a basket from my collection I created a rose, camilla, violet, hydrangea and a small bud along with hand shaped petals to freshen it up. With a few butterflies, some bling and antique lace this basket is now ready to welcome Spring.
Materials used: white wool felt, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist {S.W.A.K., Pashmina, Vintage Rose, Delphinium, Spring Violet, Bubbles}, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist{Cotton Candy, Grape Ape, Firefly} and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam {Love Potion No. 9, Royal Velvet, Private Memo}. Prima/Marion Smith Vintage Trinkets, Butterflies, Candy Gems.

Spring Basket

Next up is a white Nine West cotton guaze scarf I found at TJ Maxx. I wanted to try stamping and hand painting to create a random border along the bottom of the scarf. I used Tattered Angels Architectural Trims {Screen Print Clear Stamps}, Black Staz-on Ink and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Love Potion No. 9, Private Meadow, Royal Velvet, Mermaid and Tidal Pool.

Hand Stamped & hand painted scarf.

Close up

Scarf detail

My final project this month is going to become a cover for my very 1st Art Journal. I used 2 -  4x6" canvas pages, sewed together and screen printed the top with Tattered Angels Screen Print and Glimmer Mists from the 2011 Spring Bahaman Cruise colors {Sun Sister, Marmalade, Rum Punch, Puerto Rico,Bahama Blue, Trunk Bay}. The ivory twill pleated ribbon from Pink Paislee {discontinued but should be brought back} was then sprayed to match along with Prima canvas letters and flower. Using Tim Holtz's Heart Wings die-cut I cut white felt that was then painted and shaped with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam {Peach Bellini, Rockin' on Sunshine}. To finish it I doodled my title and outlined the screen print and stitching.

She...Loves to

Close up.

I hope you enjoyed these projects...the Design Team has now worked with wood, glass, canvas, metal and fabric. I am so excited to learn how well these Tattered Angels paint mediums work outside the realm of just paper...it opens a whole new world has to what and how you create.
See you next month...Martha


  1. Oh my goodness Martha. The felt flowers are so beautifully painted and the art journal cover is something I need you to teach me how to do. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!

  2. Hi Martha! Your blog is full of eye candy! I am especially loving your first art journal cover - wow! Such gorgeous colors! Thanks for visiting my blog!


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