Laughing Dog Arts

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sheer hearts


"Sheer Hearts"  10"X16"

I have the new needle felting machine and what do I work on?  A little piece using fabric paper, some sheers and little hearts.  Not a bit of needle felting on this piece but I guess we follow the muse, wherever he leads us.  He?  She?  Whatever.  I think this piece started as an experiment with some molding paste I recently purchased.
Do you see the "AND" sign there?  The ampersand?  I have some brass letter stencils I picked up at a garage sale and have wanted to use them.  The new molding paste was also waiting to be used so I put the two together on this piece of fabric paper.  After it dried I painted the ampersand.  I found some old friendly plastic and heated that up and used some rubber stamp leafs on it to make the shiny green bits.  Added fabric beads and sequined hearts.
The same technique using molding paste with the "J" down in the right hand bottom corner.  That is a painted domino next to the J and I glued a key onto it. 

Added a tag where a hole showed up between the fabric and the paper.  I hammered a piece of copper wire and stitched it to the top to serve as a hanging thingy.  Also used more keys, painted dryer sheets, ribbons and stencils.  This was a fun little piece, must be inspired by Valentines day coming up.  Or then again, maybe not.  I will put it in my Etsy shop after I reopen it which I have not done yet.

Hope you all are staying safe and warm.  Be well.
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23 comments:

Martha Bright said...

That is really cool! Love it! You are experimenting with a lot of interesting stuff. The garage sale stuff comes in handy too. I should probably check more of them out when the season starts again...You should say the size of your pieces. It would be fun to know. I also wanted to tell you that I have your blog up a lot of the time lately for your playlist, which I love. I owe you some CDs. I need to go to the PO tomorrow for other stuff so I'll finally get them to you.

Martha Bright said...

Duh, sorry, you did say the size...

Anja said...

Very lovely work you have done. I love that how you sewed the inside of the heart and the blue printing on the fabric, it will not be so long in your Etsy shop I assume.

Janet Ghio said...

Wonderful. Love the colors and textures.

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

it's so pretty, jan! i love the mixtures of colors and textures. you've really done a wonderful job on this!

audrey said...

Hey Jan! It's a sure thing you are always busy creating something. This "something" is lovely! I love all the different things you incorporated into it - they all flow together nicely.
Someone will certainly snatch this up once it is in your etsy shop!
I really like the hearts. Oh, how you tempt me!
♥ audrey

Flowermouse Design said...

Jan, I love this. Such beautiful colors. You´re so creative!!!

maggi said...

What a gorgeous piece Jan. No wonder you neglected the embellisher.

Emma said...

This is scrumpcious! Love all the trillions of bits & pieces. You could even make a little square on the embellisher to add to the next one....! I need to open an Etsy shop, any tips of first steps?!!! I also need toadd more than one photo (just to see if I could!) to my Flikr thing - I can hardly call it a stream ;)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Love this piece Jan! It has so many delightful things to look at--would love to hold it IRL and see what all there is, and the weight of it!
The colors, the pieces, all the different goodies......excellent!
It has been so much fun watching your work since I have known you; you've really found a specific voice and style.
Keep it up, even if you're not using the felting machine! ;-)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Marlene said...

Wonderful work. I love the colors, the hearts, the keys, the stencils, heck just love everything about it. I have a few projects to finish and then I am going to try my hand at some mixed media art. I have tons of beads and "stuff" that need a home.

dosfishes said...

Playing is what counts. Wonderful piece. I like the experimental nature of what you did here and I would never have guessed the ampersand was modeling paste-it looks like silk in the photo. xox Corrine

dosfishes said...

Playing is what counts. Wonderful piece. I like the experimental nature of what you did here and I would never have guessed the ampersand was modeling paste-it looks like silk in the photo. xox Corrine

Robbie said...

NICE piece, Jan!!! What fun too!!!

Susan said...

Fantastic work. It really catches the eye. Good color and design choices.

Boxoftrix said...

Beautiful piece!

artymess said...

Gorgeous Jan beautiful colours ...x

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

That is a lovely piece!

Thanks for voting for my girl in the Mango Minster contest!!!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Jan,

How did this post get by me??
I had to come look for you to see whats new...and here it is Something New!!
Oh wow love this piece!! You did such a great job. I love all the colors and textures to this!! It looks like you had quite a bit of fun making this one!!
Love it!!

Hugs, susan

Karen S said...

This is just wonderful! I love that there is so much to look at -- I think you do a fabulous job of combining all these dissimilar bits and techniques into a cohesive work of art.

April said...

This is wonderful, Jan. So many techniques and embellishments. Wow, must have taken a lot of time and effort. I love it! It will fly out of your Etsy shop!!! Wahooooo!

Mary Fox of Fox On The Run said...

I love this new piece, Jan! I see there is a rogue key on the bottom :>))I am really enjoying looking it over...so many neat things to see. You amaze me.

Linda said...

This is absolutely lovely Jan! You must be really proud of it....