|Geisha Girl Cosmetic Bag (Flat Bottomed)|
|Surfer Girls Cosmetic Bag (Flat Bottomed)|
When not at therapy (or napping), I have been working on a few projects, mostly presents for upcoming birthdays and Christmas. I made the two image transfer cosmetic bags above and added them to my Etsy Shop last week. I've completed half of a poncho I've been knitting for my daughter. Her birthday is in a couple of weeks. I've also done a little more freezer paper stenciling.
This time, I used sparkle acrylic paint mixed with textile medium to create fabric paint. I've never tried this technique before. I think it worked pretty well, although the fabric is a little stiffer than had I used regular fabric paint. This t-shirt is for my step-daughter, Samantha. She is involved with a dance troupe at her college. I hope she likes it!
A few nights ago I read a jewelry tutorial at Marla Plain and Small. Marla's tutorial describes how to make jewelry charms using Dimensional Magic Mod Podge. I tried the technique using a silver necklace bail and paper I cut from a thesaurus.
The Dimensional Magic is actually some pretty cool stuff. It really does add dimension and the charm would have been really cool had I not used such a thin piece of paper. I think the poor quality of paper is the reason why the words on the reverse side can be seen. I will definitely try this again, but I will use higher quality paper, maybe even laminated? If any of you have used this product, let me know. I'd love some pointers!