Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Addiction~~ Fabric and Old Lace

In the past, paper was all I needed to work with... paper images, vintage novels, paper embellishments, etc.  But recently I dove head first into fabric collage, and am having a hard time getting enough of it!  I've acquired large lots of old lace and trim,  and have studied and experimented with the secrets to printing on muslin.  I look at tapestries in a whole new way now, as well as vintage seam binding, velvet flowers, buttons and rhinetones.  Old book covers are my favorite substrate.... before they would have gone into the garbage. Below (available in my Etsy shop )are a few samples of what has been keeping me out of trouble. Or should I say "in trouble"?


Robin said...

These are gorgeous Carol! I know what you mean about fabric....I have been bitten by the fabric bug too. Have a wonderful day.


Dorthe said...

They are all beautifull Carol,-
but I love the first one most- such a darling image.and a gorgeus collage.


Looks great! I love the addition of all the trims :)

Lululiz said...

OOH, they are so pretty. Difficult to pick a favourite, but I think I would have to go for the first one, I love the dinglydangly bits at the bottom, lol!