Sunday 10 August 2014

Welcome Back GD: Penny Nuttall Project #1 Book Time

"Hello all, Penny here and welcome to my fourth and last (hopefully not for ever!) session as a Guest Designer. This has been a new and very enjoyable experience for me - Thank you Leandra and the team. This week the theme is "Fabric Books" and we will be working with the lovely new Hot Picks stamp sets".

I can be a bit neat and precise in my work, but these stamps lend themselves to a different
style, so lets get loose!

I started by cutting three 8" squares of hessian fabric and fraying the edges a bit.

I looped a piece of thread through the centre fold of the pages, round a kebab stick, and through the holes of a button, tying a knot to secure. This is NOT sewing!

Simple but effective. Then I decorated the pages. I started with an interesting technique learned during a City and Guilds creative embroidery course. I painted a watery layer of Fresco Finish Paint (Stone, Antarctic and Rose) onto a piece of paper backed fusible webbing.

It doesn't look very impressive but..... I let it completely dry, added a light rub of Treasure
Gold and cut it into page sized pieces.

I then peeled it off the backing and covering it with baking paper to protect the iron, I ironed it onto my book page, giving an interesting misty background. Next, I stamped an image from HP1305EZ onto tissue paper with Claret paint and after tearing the shape out roughly, applied it to my book page using acrylic medium.

I added the Black Archival Ink text in the same way and embellished with flowers. I used stamps HP1302EZ and HP1306EZ to complete the next two pages,using the same basic techniques.

Do have a go! Thank you for watching, see you again tomorrow.

~Penny ~

Leandra Says: What a wonderful project Penny to start the week. The softness/opacity of the Fresco Paints have worked a treat on the fusible webbing, such an understated yet visually pleasing project. I really love your projects when you incorporate the stamps with fabric, and the webbing truly allows the texture of the hessian to still be a feature, yet you have a perfectly stamped image, just superb!

Gillian Says: Love the non sewing technique to this fabric book. I like how the fusible webbing has taken on its on texture against the hessian background. The flower from HP1305 looks beautiful stamped in Claret.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Penny's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday August 17th 2014.


Lin said...

oh I like this Penny it's great!!

Steven said...

Brilliant soft fabric project I love the ephemeral effects of stamping on the webbing..... have to get some stuffed in to suitcase!
Love those colours too

Thanks for sharing

Helen said...

wow, this is gorgeous, love the non-sewing bit too!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely adore this, Penny, love the hessian with the stamping, looking forward to playing along. Thanks a lot!

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

Beautiful project Penny!

Ruth said...

Such a delightful project, love all the elements and fascinated by the fusible webbing!

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea, it looks wonderful.

massofhair said...

Fabulous first project, looks a fabulous thing to make. TFS:-) x

Sobre el Arte y otras Aventuras said...

Never seen that paper before. The result looks awesome, great project.

Unknown said...

Love it, will definitely give this one a go