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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Sewing ATC

I came across this picture yesterday of one of the atc's I did on a sewing theme for The Artist Trading Club. The background was handmade felt... my first attempt at wet felting (cool and so much fun to do ) I added chain stitch for extra decoration. The main image from lisa's altered art was added by printing onto t-shirt transfer fabric before ironing it on to the background. The only kind of ironing that I like to do...lol
I've been in a much better mood the last few days and I'm heaving great sighs of relief... the black dog seems to have been put in his place and has gone into hiding. I've been experimenting with some altered art...doing some sketches and painting and trying to find a style of my own. I love how you can recognise some peoples artwork and creating straight away, just by the style they have, but because I'm jack of all trades and master of none in my crafting I seem to flit around like a butterfly all of a flutter going from one thing to another without settling into a niche of my own. I do like to experiment as it's half the fun but I really want something I can go back to time and time again which lets out what's inside and gives me a head start. I feel that once I find my 'style' then I will have a starting block and I think you will see lots of journalling pages and altered art on my blog in the future. Wish me luck :D
hugs
Chris xx

7 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

Hi glad you are feeling better, altered art is something that I just cannot get my head around, it never looks right when I have tried it, but I do know what you mean about the ironing I have a pile sitting here and no interest in doing it, Christine x

Shashi Nayagam said...

So glad that you are feeling better. Thank you for all your lovely comments. Your ATC is looking lovely. I am like you Jack of all trades never finding my style.

Anesha said...

Wow, love this ATC, so different! Good luck with your search for your style, I feel very much like you do. Glad you are feeling better. Have a great weekend. Anesha :-)

Sally H said...

You have such a wide range of styles - think of the positives i.e. never predictable and never boring! I love the way you can turn your hand virtually anything! Good luck in your new ventures, chris! The little girl's expression made me smile - I think the bobbin had a sharp bit!!

Pearl said...

way to go with your first go at wet felting ! you do amazing things with so many types of art ! ;) looking forward to more of your altered art !

good to hear about your little black dog being kept at bay too !

Susan said...

Chris the felting is fab. I love the stitching too, and using t-shirt material for your iron on is a great idea! You are so artistic you could turn your hand to anything....keeps it interesting too, eh? Always trying new mediums I mean.

Emma said...

Gorgeous...love the stitching.
Hugs Emma x