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vonny

November CS challenge

Mickie has chosen the fabric paper. Please post your projects using this technique here, whenever you get around to doing them. there is no time scale.
Beckyb

Thanks Vonny I wrote a reply but it has disappeared  Laughing Will have to go and get some muslin but looking forward to trying it.

            Becky x
Mickie

If muslin isn't available, I wonder if a gents handkerchief might be a reasonable subsititute?

Mickie x
vonny

I thought it said calico, whcih i have, but it is muslin, which I don't and they don't sell it at my local quilt fabric shop or at Hobbycraft (lloked recently for a workshop i did). Might have to try Art van Go or Dunelms. I think it is like cheesecloth mickie (though it doesn't look like it in the picture) so a hankie isn't the same texture. It might still work tho so may be worth having a go.
See this one is going to be a real challenge
Mickie

Didn't Jane Austin heroines wear muslin dresses?  

Mickie x
Beckyb

I got some at Hobbycraft it was in a pack which jam makers would buy.Made some last night I actually think any fine material would do or even just use tissue paper the muslin stays on the bottom it is quite nice and messy  Laughing to do well it was for me.


   Becky x
Jennie

Finally got my mag - on Wednesday! Due to the weather .....

Love the technique Mickie - this is what I was doing (amongst other things) on the course at West Dean in February and also very similar to work I've done on the canvas course.  

If you need muslin just go into your hardware shop and buy a piece for straining jams and jellies.  Probably more expensive to buy that way, but I got quite alot for 1.25.  Calico would also work just as well, although I think you would need a bit more PVA to your water - we were using wallpaper paste in West Dean.

Will  be having a go over the weekend  Very Happy
vonny

I looked at this in a bit more detail and it also mentions using scraps of mulberry papaer which I don't have - so I will probably try any old paper on calico. thanks for the alternative suggestions everyone.
Don't think I'm likley to get this done til Xmas tho!
Beckyb


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This is made with fabric paper it is quite nice to work with.

   Becky x
Jennie

Becky that is lovely.  I love the colours and the way the mulberry paper shows through.  

I've started, but didn't have any mulberry paper, so I've used music and dictionary paper, so it might be a bit heavier.  It is drying at the moment.
vonny

this looks lovely Becky - did you use muslin?
I can see you are taken with those paperartsy flowers at the moment  Laughing
Beckyb

I did use muslin but think it might work with other light fabric's it should work with paper Jennie in fact I rather like that idea might try it myself  Laughing

Yes I do like the stamps Vonny  Laughing at least it is some new stamps getting used  Laughing I still have some that have'nt.


  Becky x
Mickie

That looks great Becky.  The colours go really well.  Are the flowers the dies or the stamps, or both?  I have the stamps but they had sold out of the dies and I never did get round to ordering them online Laughing

I haven't started my paper yet but am quite inspired by what you have done!

Mickie x

PS Good to have you back Jennie.
Jennie

I've now got the tissue on and its drying.  I started off with some light lilac paint, but it looked very wishy washy, so I went to the whole hog with some Copper Acrylic Paint.  Will be interesting!
Beckyb

Can't wait Jennie

  Becky x
Jennie

Hmmmm not so impressed now its dry.  All curled up and very stiff.  I think I prefer the way we did it with Cas at West Dean using Calico and wallpaper paste.  It was alot more flexible.
Beckyb

Thats a shame Jennie you might be able to do sometning with it.

Mickie I only used the stamps they are easy to cut out I got the large dies  I was going to get the others but I don't think I will bother.

  Becky x
vonny

I thought the same about the dies i.e. that the shapes are pretty eay to cut, so I bought Tims bird and cage one instead  Laughing
Beckyb

That is a lovely one Vonny


  Becky x
Mickie

Thanks for the advice ladies.  Shall not bother with the flower dies.  However, would love the Tim birdcage one.  

I am a bit ambivalent over dies.  I feel that for the amount of use I would give them, they are probably quite expensive.  Having said that I have put some on my Christmas List, Tim's birdcage included.  We used that at the Retreat and I loved it.  I also like the one that makes the Rosette.  If you look at Miriam's velum tag, you will see the rosette.

Mickie x
Miriam

I love the rsette - I have used it soooo much since I bought it (actually I was given it at the craft show I demo'd for).
Mickie

Well I have treated myself to a couple of dies in the Graphicus sale which started today.  Thought it quite fortuitus that I was looking for dies today so have bought a couple of words I had had my eye on.

they didn't have the rosette or I would have had that one for sure Laughing
You were very lucky Miriam to be given that one.  Probably no more than you deserved though after all your hard work Laughing

Mickie x
Jennie

I got the rosette but I have not used it as much as I thought I would, BUT in line with my "have everything to hand in a bag" !!!! I have it out on the desk so I'll use it  Very Happy

I have though used the little photo frames endlessly - both in teaching and for my own bits and pieces.  This is another of Tim's wonderful dies.  If you scrapbook I would certainly recommend it.
Beckyb

I have a few of Tim's dies and like them all and do use them.


   Becky x
Miriam

I have quite a few od his dies now (treated myself with teh gift voucher I was given foir the local craft shop) - I have to say that I use them alot - they have rekindled die-cutting for me - they are fab!
Beckyb

They are easier than my cricut which I hardly use


     Becky x
Mickie

Jennie, I have been thinking about your "everything to hand in a  bag" and am wondering..................just how big is this bag then? Laughing

Mickie x
Jennie

Laughing Only 12" x 12" ..........  I haven't quite got a suitcase sitting on the desk yet.
Jojo79

Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy
Mickie

Give it time..................! Laughing  Laughing

Mickie x
vonny

Hi all
This month has whizzed by and I have only just managed to buy some muslin. hope to do the challenge over Xmas tho!
Do we want a December challenge or shall we leave it for this month? I know most people are pretty busy at the moment.If we are going to do it who would like to pick? I won't get my CS until Tues next week at the earliest  Sad
Jennie

Mine is done and ready for a photo.  Wasn't too impressed with this technique though.  My calico and wallpaper paste gave a more flexible material.

I don't get my mag till middle of next week either.
Beckyb

I have got mine lets leave this month and start again in Jan.


                 Becky x
Mickie

I have not quite completed mine yet, in that I have got the finished article to make up.  Hope to be able to put a picture up next week.

Not too impressed with this technique but then I didn't have muslin and so used a piece out of a sling, however, I think my main problem is that I chose the wrong colours Rolling Eyes   We'll see. Laughing

I did take heed of Jennie saying that the resulting sheet was a little stiff and so I watered down my pva more than recommended.  I think this has been to good effect.

As before, we will see Laughing

Mickie x
Mickie

Here at long last is my challenge photo.



Click to see full size image

For all my previous negativity, I was actually a little disappointed that I didn't have enough paper over to make one more flower Rolling Eyes

I would do this technique again but be more careful in my choice of colours. Laughing

Mickie x
Jennie

That looks fantastic Mickie!  Glad you were able to make flowers out of it too.  Mine was far too stiff for that.  A really lovely page.
Mickie

Thanks Jennie.  Laughing

Mickie x
Miriam

Your tag is fantastic Mickie
vonny

This is beautiful Mickie and the flowers very impressive. Well worth sticking with the challenge!
Mickie

Thank you everyone.

I feel I have learned something from this challenge; just keep on going Laughing

I find it very useful that everyone says what difficulties they had, or not as the case may be.  Had Jennie not mentioned the stiffness of her fabric I would not have thinnned my pvamore than the article suggested and would not have had any flowers.  Smile

Looking forward to the next one in January Laughing

Mickie x
Beckyb

Thats lovely Mickie well done it is fun trying different things.

  Becky x
Mickie

Thanks Becky.  Yes, it is fun trying things out.  This is something I would have marked as "to do" along with so many other projects in CS that have taken my fancy over the years.   Laughing

However, had it not been for our challenge I would probably not have gotten round to trying it.

Really looking forward to the next one. Laughing

Mickie x

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