Finally, I have broken through and came out smiling as I was inspired from a Somerset Studio piece on
waxed tissue paper article by Rachael Emilie Jackson.
I took two seperate pieces of torn tissue paper and put a coating of beeswax on each of them and peeled them from the teflon non stick sheet. With the wax side up I layered items I wanted in the collage and put the second sheet on top, wax side down (wax to wax) and then ironed them together sandwiching the items in the middle. I put ribbon or string in to hang them with as they are semi-transparent and are made to hang in a window or in front of light.
In the first one I put a picture I tore the edges from. It is definately not transparent but shows up just fine.
In the second one I put mostly transparent or semi-transparent items. The butterfly was stamped on Vellum, the lace at the bottom was sheer, the ribbon was sheer and the only solid pieces were the music and vine. I also used a very pale aqual blue tissue paper. I am now imagining all these different colors to use in the tissue paper, all the different items to imbed in them and am hopefully on a roll and back to creating again.
It's been a long dry spell but I think I am through the wall and on my way again.
Hope you are all looking forward to the cold creative fall days ahead, and Thanks for visiting my blog again.
I finally finished this triangular shawl out of an acrylic yarn that looked like Mohair but was so soft and not itchy. It turns out I was very dissappointed in the stiches as they appear very irregular and normally my knitting is just the opposite. Very smooth. I don't know if it was mistakes I was not aware of in working with it or if it was the fact that it was a commonly known brand yarn but found in the local dollar store. I just loved the feel and color of periwinkle and thought I could make this as a Christmas gift for my wonderful neighbor who makes my coffee every morning. It turns out it is not of a good enough quality in the stiches to be given as a gift so I will move on to another project.
I don't know if things like this happen to others who knit from time to time, but it is very discouraging when so much time is spent on a piece. I usually go to the more expensive yarn shops and have seen this yarn there. I'm glad I did not pay the premium price as I would have gotten the same result had I bought it there.
But it is certainly pretty enough for me to wear when I catch a chill while watching tv.
Hope all your projects whether they be knitting or paper arts or whatever, turn out just the way you hope.