Thursday, June 20, 2013

Finishing The Painted Bag

The paint is dry and it's time to do some free motion doodling on this painted piece of material (click here to see how it was started)!  I decided to use black thread. Using the circles as the centres of the flowers, I machine sketched petals to create simple flowers.



I got so carried away making the bag that I forgot to take pictures of the process.  As it turned out, this layered, painted fabric is just too stiff to work for the fortune cookie bag.  It simply didn't have the flexibility to fold as it should so I decided to leave it as a small clutch.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful bag! And you're not alone in getting so involved in your piece that you forget to take photos of the process! Totally get that! Although...I would have loved to see how you did this one!

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    1. Thanks Kelly. If you look back through the last couple of weeks of posts, you'll see the journal cover I did using the same technique, inspired by Angie Hughes.

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  2. ohhh that's pretty - plus its useful. This is the kind of thing that would make a quick gift and your friends would say - OMG you're so clever! Great job!!

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    1. Thanks Nina. And yes, it's a great little technique. I like the feel of the fabric with the paint and all...makes it really substancial.

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  3. Beautiful! No wonder you got so involved in the process!

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  4. I am so impressed and tickled to see your cast in the sewing pictures. You will look back at these and always remember when it was. You will probably recover sooner too.

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    1. Thanks Candy. I got the cast off yesterday but now have an equally immobilizing splint...the good news is I can take it off in the shower as long as I don't use that hand at all.

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  5. Hi, Linda. What a lovely clutch and the fabric design is really interesting. Enjoyed visiting your blog.
    best from Tunisia,
    nadia

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    1. Thank you Nadia. Great to have you visiting from so far away! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Lovely bag!! I think it is wonderful that you make functional art! I get frustrated because my artwork just sits there doing nothing.

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    1. Thanks. It is fun to make functional art now and again.

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  8. I absolutely love the bag. It's nice to see a fellow artist find a practical use for their art! I have *got* to get my sewing machine out!

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    1. Thanks. I've really been enjoying this technique.

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  9. Love the bag! What a cool technique too.

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    1. Thank you Abigail. It's a great way to incorporate many of my passions...fabric, paint, stencils, etc.

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    1. Thanks Gracie. I hope you're having a great weekend.

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  11. Beautifully done - wish my machine did free stitching.

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    1. Thanks Terrie. I thought all machines had the capability to do free motion stitching. Maybe on your machine is called a darning setting.

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