Having posted my OCA assignment off I thought a few days concentrating elsewhere was in order.
Dandelion Clocks (blog post of 20th June) was the first small project in a round robin challenge I recently joined. We are groups of 6, each with our own theme, and we complete a 20 x 20cm piece each month before passing the folder on to the next person.
Last month the theme I was sent related to the 1950s, this month it is all about India and I’ve been given a colour palette to work within.
I started by selecting a black cotton fabric as my base and then painted some Vliesofix with shimmering metallic paints. I love the way the paper backing crinkles up and it breaks up the intensity of the surface once adhered to the fabric.
Before ironing down the Vliesofix I sprinkled Audrey’s Bond glue flakes onto the fabric and ironed a gold foil sheet on top. This has given me the lovely gold sprinkle effect. The painted Vliesofix squares went on the top.
Using embossed copper shim, colour coated wire, beads, thread and jewellery findings I filled in each section to complete my golden tribute to India.