Saturday, 14 April 2012

Fantastic Fabric

Fabric and stamping is definitely in!
I was inspired by Lin Brown's use of fabric and then a friend, Suzanne, had some fabric odds and ends up for grabs so I thought it must be fate - I'd have to have a go!
I've used Flower Market, one of the new Artistic Outpost plates available from Happy Daze, for the images, plus various quotes from other plates, and I was amazed at how clearly the fabric stamped. I've painted the images with watered down acrylic paints (not too wet or they soak outwards into the material). Then I've stitched and embellished to my heart's content!
Here's the central image, which I've stamped in black StazOn and then done the background in Victorian Velvet:

Look how sharp the tiny text is:

Sorry, realised after this has got a thread over it!

Even stamping on the brown linen, which is quite an open weave, has worked:

And finally, the whole project:

Now I've got to frame it!

Thanks for looking!



anna christensen crafts said...

Helen, this is stunning! Your colour scheme is glorious. This project reminds me of those wonderful Regency samplers that young ladies took so long to create. I love it! Thank you for all those lovely details too... now I must find ny Stazon... you have inspired me xx

Cath Wilson said...

That's lovely, Helen - I haven't done much fabric stamping but I keep meaning to have a go. This is beautifully put together x

Sid said...

That is one gorgeous project Helen !!

Sarah said...

I've got some fabric that would work for this so I'm going to give it a go - Thankyou for the inspiration!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful, Helen. I am so inspired by this, must give stamping on fabric a go. Would love to see it framed. Make the most of the rest of your time off. X

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judith@poppy cottage said...

This is so lovely Helen, I just love the colours. The little poppy section is so pretty, my favourite bit. The embellishments are lovely too. I was watching Lin at the weekend at Ally Pally, I love her work.
Your piece is making me want to reach for the Stazon right now! Judith xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wowo this is amazing Helen, what a lovely creation!

greetings, Alie :-)

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I have left a comment on the Happy Daze website buthad to visit yours too. This is so beautiful x

Annie said...

Hi Helen what a fabulous piece, with lots of work involved. Absolutely beautiful. I am now your newest follower as this style is inspiring and I must come back to view some more of your creations. Thanks for sharing........Annie :)