New flat things

In looking at my purses, after years of washing them, wearing them, loving them they needed to be replaced. And, since I’ve been playing around with my rubber stamps I decided to make a new purse. The end result was really lovely. Newpurse
I started by stamping 3 images onto white cotton. Using Lumiere and Pearl EX powders (by Jacquard) I painted the background. I used Copic markers to color the faces, hair and some of the chothing. Then I used Prismacolor pencils to add shading and highlights to the faces and necks.
While this was drying I gathered my collage bits and threw them down onto a pinkish cotton batik. I decided where to place the painted fabric and ironed a bonding sheet to its back. This set the paints and pencils. I do wash my purses, so needed to make sure everything was set.
Using decorative threads in my sewing machine I free motion sewed randomly all around the fabric. First, though, I placed fine netting over the colllaged bits to keep them in place.
Hand dyed trim was added and the purse sewn together. I’m still embellishing it, but did add some beaded flowers along one edge. The strap hasn’t been added yet. I’m using a Lucet to create a strong strap and will machine sew it in place.

I’ve also made more bookmarks. These are simply too fun, and so easy, to make.

3 Responses to “New flat things”

  1. Tink says:

    Hiiii Patti!!!! Thank you for such a wonderful workshop here in Perth. I learned so much. As you know, I have been having some health issues and spending the 3 days with the people at the workshops, and getting help and information from y ou has made my heart sign like it hasn’t done for it seems like OHhhh sooo long! Hugggggggggzzzzzzzzz and forever thank you!!!! Tink

  2. Tink says:

    haha That should read SING ,,,, not sign!!! You are truely amazing and a wonderful inspiration!

  3. flygirl says:

    I just joined and am so excited.I made my 1st mardi gras cloth doll for my daughter who is free spirited and lives in MSY.As soon as I learn how to post pix’s I will.Love reading about all of your artistic art!

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