I want to start by saying sorry to anyone who has come to see this weeks tag for Tag Tuesday cos I'm afraid I have'nt made one this week. The theme was 'Baking' which failed to inspire me, I'm sorry to say. So instead I thought I would have a go at somethiong new. (Well, to me anyway).
I thought I would try my hand at making some Inchies. They are little works of art that can me made out of anything really as long as they are an inch in size. For those people who find it hard to work to an inch there are also Inchie + or Betwinchies (1.5" x 1.5") and Twinchies (2" x 2").
I really enjoyed doing these.
The top and the bottom inchie were made from Fabric Paper and glued onto heavy card The pieces of torn text are panted with lumiere paints and are embelished with little pastel coloured hearts.
If you look closely at the middle one you will see a number in the middle. That is because it was a piece from a page which was previously painted and I just liked the pattern in that particular place on the page so I used it. Some silk tops represent the land and the sea and I used a stamp of tiny birds in the top corner.
I hope you can follow my discriptions okay. I know there must be a better way of labelling these photo's but. as I'm new to this blogging I have not yet mastered the layout techniques.
I also tried my hand at something else that was new to me. I had a try at dyeing some fabric with red onion skins. I thought that the result would be pink or pale purple but after boiling the onion skins for about five minutes I could see that it would probably be brown .
I put a piece of cotton fabric and some cotton scrim in a jar with the cold onoin water and left it for three days and this was the result :-
I am happy with the result.
I have had some difficulty posting my pictures today. They seem to want to turn around the wrong way for some reason, if anyone knows why that would be happening I would be grateful for any tips.
Bye for now xx