Monday, April 7, 2008

On topic, by a technicality

This week's theme at Inching Artists is Lace. Mine don't look very lacy, do they? But they have a secret.



These are made from the Lutradur and Lace technique in the first issue of Fibre and Stitch Magazine, and I think I may have buried the lace a little deeply. It is there - scraps of broderie anglaise layered with gauze and painted with acrylic paint and iridescent inks. I was going to burn the layers back with the heat gun, but on sample pieces, the gauze proved extremely heat resistent. I embellished the squares with some varigated thread and a bright bead.

I've also signed up for Joanne's Inchie swap that she runs each month, and this month the theme is Children


I've never gone in an inchie swap before - I'm really looking forward to it.

11 comments:

Kimmie said...

Your lace inchies are lovely! I'm so glad you explain the "how to."

Your "Children" inchies are beautiful too! You will enjoy swapping - it's a great way to see other techniques and styles - in real life - not just photos!

freebird said...

Your inchies look great and that is certainly a different take on the subject-burying the lace!
I love the embroidery on them.

joanne wardle said...

your inchies are gorgeous. I'm so glad you are taking part in my swap.

ATCLindaB said...

fabo! My husband thinks I have super vision because I saw the lace without having to enlarge the pic...I told him I have a great eye for detail. Well done :)

Julie H said...

All your inchies are wonderful - I especially like the bottom ones.

Debbi Baker said...

Gorgeous inchies (all of them!) Danielle!!

ELMERC said...

Like your theme on the itchty swop.Can't go wrong using childern. Elaine Cooke

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Fiona Whitehead said...

lovely inchies - stop by my inchy challenge blog - there's some blog candy up for grabs - www.inchybyinch.blogspot.com

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