Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Creating texture with raw seam edges

I have been working on yet more postcards for swaps and am at the point of having two or three sets at the almost finished stage so hopefully will have a few things to share over the coming days.

Here is something that I did get finished. For the FAF texture challenge I decided to experiment with trying to create textured fabric using raw seams. I took some of the fabric that I dyed the other day and this is what I ended up with.I cut lots of 3/4" strips from the fabric and rejoined them, Leaving all of the seams showing I then layered on a couple of pieces of tulle, some beads, ribbon, sequins and a few french knots.

I ended up with two very similar postcards which I have decided to call 'Springtime I & II' as the colours just remind me so much of spring.

7 comments:

Carol said...

These are fab I love the soft colour you have used.

Vicki W said...

Great postcard - I love the texture and the colors are so fresh!

Sue B said...

Nicely done Angela! Lovely colors and great texture. Very clever idea!

StegArt said...

Yep, that name fits. They're lovely.

Helen in the UK said...

What a great idea to use the raw edges for texture - so simple, yet so effective! Love the colours and the finished effect :)

Purple Missus said...

Just seen these on Mags blog. They look great Angela. What a clever idea.

Alis said...

Wonderful Angela. I love the depth and texture created by this idea.
Hugs, Alis