Tuesday, 19 April 2011

My hanging creation from Paddy's Course.

This is the result of a fabulous weekend spent on the Elements 2 course at Paddy's. Most of what we did was new to me so I am thrilled with my finished project. I stepped outside of my safe colours and went for it with red and yellow.

We started with a blank rectangle of white cotton, stamped on it in white pearl with Stamendous big stamps. I chose the Peony. Then the fabric was misted with water and on went the paint using a sponge. A scarey moment! Once it was dry we overstamped in our paint colours and gold.

We went off to do individual techniques for the various components.

My favourite being the felting. I did two panels while we were there and the flower today at home.

We used Polymer clay to make the beads and the cone for the bottom of the hanger. The frame was covered with metal foil which was first embossed in an embossing folder then painted and embossed with clear ep. Finally we cut the inital piece of fabric and framed one piece after embroidering and embelishing it. That is as far as I got on Sunday so have since completed the lower half of the fabric and attached it to the underside of the frame. By a stroke of luck I bought some of the sari ribbon at Ally Pally which was just what was needed to make the tassel and the hanger.

Gosh never done such a long post. Thank you for looking, well done if you got this far! Any comments you leave will be much appreciated.

Jen x


  1. Cor youv'e been a busy bee!!! It looks fab Jen and I love the felt flower. Don't forget to send Paddy a link so she can see it completed. The sari ribbon is a great match as well. Thank you again for a great weekend, dreading getting weighed in the morning Lol!! Love Elizabeth xxx

  2. It is fantastic to see final results thanks for posting it looks beautiful and you put on some beads with the flower love these little additions. Paddy

  3. Wow this is lovely Jen, sorry I couldn't go this time but maybe next time. You look like you had a great time.
    Jenny x

  4. Oooo WOW Jen, this is gorgeous, love the flower and beads. Sounds like you had a fab time.
    Hugs xxx

  5. Awesome art, Jen. I think the colors have an asian look and are simply beautiful. The beads are great. It sounds like you had a ball while learning some new techniques.

  6. Amazing project, so many beautiful details! Lots of work and love went into this one! Hugs, J:)