Tuesday, December 05, 2006
A creative interlude
I spent a very happy day away at Rainbow Silks on Saturday, playing at a workshop with Susie Jefferson called The Intaglio Effect. This involved playing with embossing inks and powders, rubber stamps, heat guns, various "found" objects and a little use of a heat pot and teflon-coated baking sheets. We had great fun altering bottle caps, bits of wooden and card jig-saw puzzles, game pieces and mica tiles, and the pictures above show the results of my labours. I was very interested in learning how to use this technique for making embellishments to include in my stitched textiles, although there are so many potential uses for these items. Great fun, and something a bit different for me.
I will have a great deal of fun playing some more at home!