Thursday, 7 June 2012
Try It Out Thursday : Making Embellishments
This is a quick and easy follow up to Tuesday's post. I said I wanted to do something with the third flower I had cut out; so I made a freestanding flower with a little bit of glitz. I took some angelina fibres and ironed them together to make 'cloth', and put that on top of a piece of heavyweight Lutradur. I didn't have any XL to hand, so used Lutradur 100, it was fine. I then put the last of the flowers on top of the angelina, making a three layered sandwich. Then, covering it with greaseproof paper, I ironed all three layers together. The layer of fusible already on the flower was enough to hold all three layers together, as the angelina is very fine. If you wish, you could add stitch round the edges as we did with the bag. I'm intending to punch a hole through one of the petals, to hang it on a piece of ribbon, which I will tie round the handles of the bag. Try it out with a bit of scrap; you can make embellishments for mobile phones, key fobs, anything you like, using this incredibly simple technique.