Friday, August 6, 2010

Marie Antoinette By Eileen Bellomo

I love making art with Marie Antoinette images, and have several projects to share with you.
Fabric Wall Hanging
Marie is from PID collage sheet #685, and I did a gel transfer onto fabric. Here is a close up of the transferred image:
How to make a gel transfer:
Cover the image with an even coat of gel medium, lay it face down on plain white fabric (cotton works best), burnish it well with a brayer or the back of a spoon, and set it aside to dry overnight. Then wet the back and gently rub the white paper off with your finger. Repeat until all the white paper has been removed.
I invaded my fabric scrap pile and put together some layers of fabric and lace, with the transferred image as the focal point. It is all stitched together, but if you don’t like to sew, everything I did with needle and thread could be done with a fabric-safe adhesive. Finish it off with some bling and flowers.
Marie Bracelet

The base of the bracelet is a tube of fabric, about an inch shorter than the length you want the finished bracelet to be. I sewed on some ribbon and fibers, then added some beads. The image of Marie is from PID inchie sheet #637. I placed it in a frame, covered it with some crackle accents to give it an aged look, and attached it to the center of the bracelet. The toggle closure was also sewn onto the fabric.
Here are some links to previously posted Marie projects:
Decorated matchbox and pendant
Bamboo tile necklace
Paper doll
Altered notebook

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2 friends said:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH WOW Eileen!! FABULOUS Marie ART!! LOVE the Bracelet!!!

Dorothy said...

Wow! Love it all!!!