Monthly Archives: August 2014

Textured heart mini book

Hello everyone. I’m about to share another very textured technique. Now for this it’s all to do with “Lutradur”. This is a non woven polyester material that resembles interfacing. It comes in different weights but I’ve used 70gm. If you use a heat tool on it, it will disintegrate and shrink. It gives a very interesting effect. I also use a texture paste over the top of it too so when heated it doesn’t completely burn away.

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I’ve stained mine with ink but you can also paint or dye it. I’ve also glossed it with a finishing gloss to it give it a different look.
It is very easy to use and you can stitch over it. Just be aware that if you stitch first it will shrink and buckle your stitching slightly. My heart mini book did get a little distorted but I quite like the effect ๐Ÿ™‚
Inside my book I have chosen E.E Cummings writings “I carry your heart” (I carry it in my heart) truly beautiful writing that I adore ๐Ÿ™‚

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Techniques

I thought others may like to know what techniques I use within my work. Being a mixed media artist, I’m quite versatile and use a large range of techniques. The first I’d like to share with you is … Using printable acetate.
The acetate itself has a rough side which has a glued surface that you can print onto. You can also print off any image using a printer, even text, just remember to flip the text so it’s the correct way around when you use it. You can also stamp onto it and sew over it! I just love the effect it gives especially when you overlay it onto another background. I also like to burn the edges to give it an aged look, Always works well with sepia and vintage images.

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Love of old books

I recently picked up a wonderful little book from a boot sale for 50p

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It is very small and quite old. Page 1 and 2 are missing. These I guess would have had the publishing date! But I have looked into it and believe it is a 1910 publication.
I am very pleased to have found it and love Wordsworth too so very happy indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

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I think I may have to create this image I now have in my head ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome, quotes and inspiration.

Welcome to my new blog spot! My first ever and I’m still getting the hang of it! Thought this would be a great way for others to see what Judy’sFabrications is all about, share techniques and also a great place to keep a record of all that I do too!

To start “My love of Quotes”

Well I have always had a passion for the written word, sonnets and poets such as Wordsworth, William Blake, Keats, and E.E Cummings to name a few!
I find the old written language fascinating. It really has a way of inspiring my imagination!

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“Inspiration” well so much inspires me, “nature” like a lot of other creative people I guess! Organic forms and all the small wonderfully formed details, textures and layers.
Georgian and Edwardian eras. Romanticism, the opulence and decorative arts, the fashion. Everything about the periods actually and most of all, the written word. It is always visible within my work ๐Ÿ™‚

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