Monday, 4 June 2012

June Journal Page

June's JP was the result of testing metal and stitch.  I've been asked to take a workshop booked for July based on Metal and Stitch as the tutor is ill.  So I've been playing and will show you some of the things I've tested tomorrow.

I've used two different grades of metal in my June journal page.  The heavier one I hand embossed and coloured with alcohol inks.  The second lighter weight metal pieces I embossed using the Big Shot, much easier but I like both affects. 

Ask me how I know not to use a twisted metal thread to sew through metal.  If you look at the top right hand side you will see I used a Maderia F2/2 thread,normally a well behaved thread, but it shreaded badly when going through metal.  I then changed to a rather expensive Japanese metal thread, which sewed beautifully.  Later testing showed I could have got the same result with a matching cotton thread with less trouble.  Ah well we learn something new every day.

I used a very cheap Indian twisted metal thread, called appropriately enough "Coronation", to make machine cords and added this as an inner border.  I managed to use the same thread to fme stonework.
More bits and pieces to show tomorrow.


Terri said...

It is lovely! - How does it wash? LOL!

McIrish Annie said...

This is lovely. I have never done anything with metal. I like the embossed look.

MulticoloredPieces said...

I gotta say, your combination of fabric and metal is really distinctive. Very lovely. This journal-page-a-month seems like a really good project that provides challenges. Liked your cards as well.
best, nadia