Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Learning Curve

So I went out on a limb to try something with my poppy. I stiffened it with Paverpol and shaped it then let it dry.

Verdict - it is now a concrete flower. Looks pretty when held, but not conducive to sewing onto a fabric background. Looks too heavy and can't be positioned to advantage. I will chalk this up to my learning curve and call that one done. Back to using other types of stiffening materials and will probably end up with goo 'ol Misty Fuse and a second layer - I like how it can be handled and is probably more user friendly for my needs right now.

On a fun note - the center was fun to make and looks awesome! I get a +++ for that at least  :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Off the Wall Friday

Finally! I have started working on something again, my MoJo took a vacation and now it is back.

This one is a 10 X 10 and as you can see, it is a poppy. I struggled getting this going, then after I went to a museum and got an infusion of friendship, came back and started this. (and a handbag, another piece that will be 9 X 11 and a challenge piece that is 12X12. The last three are in piles right now. :)

It may have some buds or not, no decision on that yet. As most people, I need to work as I go and do what "feels right."

Check out other fun and beautiful work at Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday!