Thursday, 5 April 2012

Try It Out Thursday : Finally Finished!

Well, if you remember, I asked for comments on Tuesday.  The two I got were unanimous... that flower was too strongly coloured...right shape, right size, just wrong everything else!  So, I thought... what could I do about it? 

As you know, when you transfer dye something, you get more than  one print from the paper (up to five, if you're lucky, but at least three).  So I took another piece of the lutradur from the same dye batch, and stitched into it, as you can see below.


Then, I cut out two freehand floral shapes, put them on top of the piece, and added a freshwater pearl, like so:
Well, yes, it's an improvement... but it's not quite right.  So, out with the heat gun... remember, if you try this, that your small shape will get Even Smaller when you heat it, so a. cut it a bit bigger than you want it and b. don't hold it in your fingers when using the heatgun (I pinned mine down to a table top using a pencil). 

As you can see from the close up, below, I've added a tiny bit of the Zeelon that covers the whole piece, just to link it properly to the whole.  And there we are, finished at last!



4 comments:

Sandy said...

I was thinking - "Nearly" when I saw the new flower. and then you zapped it and I said "YES".

and people wonder why we have to have a large stash and keep so much. :) just in case it is just the right thing. in this case, the pearl.
Sandy
PS are you brave enough to zap the edges of the whole piece a bit? get a bit of texture on the edges of the background?

marion barnett said...

Thanks, Sandy. No, I'm not going to zap the edges...but it's not about bravery. If it had been lutradur, I might have done, and not just the edges, either, but lightly over the whole piece. But whilst Zeelon melts, it doesn't melt in quite the same way as lutradur, and I think it would detract from the piece, rather than adding to it. It was a good thought, though...thanks.

marion barnett said...

Thanks, Sandy. No, I'm not going to zap the edges...but it's not about bravery. If it had been lutradur, I might have done, and not just the edges, either, but lightly over the whole piece. But whilst Zeelon melts, it doesn't melt in quite the same way as lutradur, and I think it would detract from the piece, rather than adding to it. It was a good thought, though...thanks.

Angela said...

Love it! It blends beautifully :o)
Angela