As promised here is this weeks tag for Tag Tuesday.
This weeks theme is 'purple' . As you will have seen in previous posts I have been creating some pieces out of used tomatoe puree tubes.This week I have used this technique to create my tag.
I started by using freehand machine embroidery in purple thread to attach the metal to a piece of felt which I had previously added some gold foil to using bondaweb. I then painted a random pattern on to the metal with purple nail varnish.. (You can also use Glass Paints).
I used a brown tag which I crumpled up and then ironed flat and glued on a torn page which I also crumpled and ironed then coloured it with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then attached the metal/felt with a stitch at each corner. The tassel was made using Hemp Twine.
This was my first attempt at sewing into metal and so I was a little bit apprehensive. But nice effects can be achieved by sewing more heavily with variegated coloured thread as seen in Paper Metal & Stitch by Maggie Grey & Jane Wild. This is one of my favourite books at the moment and was the inspiration behind the techniques used for this weeks tag.
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