Friday, 6 November 2009

A Touch of Velvet



More birds I'm afraid..This little chap is the perfect size and shape for making up in all kinds of fabrics and for experimental techniques. The fabrics are from thre 'bit box', the velvet had been stamped on with Lumiere fabric paint using the iron technique (put the paint on the stamp, lay the velvet right side facing the stamp and press with a hot iron). The wings are synthetic fabrics layered, stitched and burnt with a soldering iron.

11 comments:

Boo said...

Oh WOW I adore this. So rich and abundant - lol don't you just love the word abundant!? Used a soldering iron to burn into fabrics once and caused myself to have a violent asthma attack so best not try this myself.

Paula said...

oh thats just stunning...its amazing what a different material/look can do....chancing my arm here but is there a hope in hell that I can bribe you into parting with this? [blush] Well, its always worth a try x

Minxy said...

WOW WOW and er... WOW
'scuse me while i pick my jaw from back off the floor.. this is just awesome :)

Carmen said...

Oh my goodness this is your best one yet! That purple is just so rich and beautiful and I will definitely be having a go at that technique, thanks for that.

Are you doing some of these as Christmas presents or to sell? You really should - he is just so gorgeous.

Carmen said...

p.s keep the birdies coming ;) it's one trend I for one definitely wont get fed up of seeing :D

Linda Elbourne said...

Don't be afraid ... I LOVE your birds and this one has to be my most favourite ever ... the texture ... the sparkle ... the crown ... the colour ... just BEAUTIFUL!

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, the lumiere paint looks fantastic with the velvet embossing - great little birdie!

Lesley said...

This is beautiful! The texture and colours are fabulous. Please make me one? LOL!
Lesley x

Sid said...

Gorgeous creation, love your metallic crowning glory !! The fabrics on the wings look super too !!

Kay said...

I'm speechless with awe, what a fabulous little birdie!

Tinkertaylor said...

He's a bird of paradise fabulous