I love felt ! i like the feel of it and the wonderful colours and the fact that it is wonderful in my SIZZIX .And so when I read an article in a magazine about a company called blooming felt I just had to order more supplies.
I also ordered a selection of silk strips which I thought would be a nice addition to journals.
And now to the plastic ,over at http://milliande.ning.com in the Frugal Artist group Sonja http://artfrommysoul.wordpress.com/ had posted about melting plastic bags. I have done this before and made mainly embellishments and ATCs (and almost killed myself with the fumes ). But as we are having glorious weather and every window is open I thought it was safe to have another go.
I layered several plastic bags together and placed various items including items cut with my SIZZIX on top of the rather pretty pink one.I then placed a clear plastic bag on top of that. This was sandwiched between baking parchment and ironed.
Actually it looks a little odd in the photo but it turned out much better than I could have hoped ,and it almost looked as if it had been quilted.
The two die cuts at the top are cut from a vintage map.
And then it was off to the SIZZIX.
As this had been so successful and only taken about ten minutes I started a search for more plastic bags. This was always going to be difficult as I have refused any carrier bags when shopping for at least five years.
But lurking in the back of the cupboard I found a solitary bag not enough for the task in hand, so I had to use some of the bags which are normally returned to the driver when my grocery's are delivered. (well I am recycling them )
As the main bag was black I added a few ice breaker cards ,sweet wrappers,foil flower, and bubble wrap. and again covered with a clear layer.
And I forgot to mention red ribbon this also turned out well .But I am going to take my time before cutting it up.
As i knew I had no other bags in the house I asked my 82 year old neighbour if she had any.
This one is in WELSH .
As I was so excited by the wonderful colours I thought I would not rush into using these and I just worked on the bright River Island one which may become Hearts or flowers.
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