I BEGIN WITH AN IDEA, AND THEN IT BECOMES SOMETHING ELSE. (PABLO PICASSO)
Saturday, 16 July 2016
A handmade fabric bowl
Hi, how are you, it's about time I am jumping in to challenges again as I enjoy them greatly. Finnabair has one grand challenge at the moment - Denim Journal Giveaway Challenge, and that is just perfect for me! Now that is one journal I would love to win as I like anything retro and I do not own that journal yet! The conditions are that we have to create any kind of artwork inspired by denim. My mind kept moving towards a doing something on a canvas but as mostly always I changed my mind and went for a bowl made out of fabric instead. I didn't have any proper old jeans or sorts what I could use but I did indeed have a few metres of denim cotton twill in vintage blue. I cut out a few pieces from that, some lace too from my stash and a piece of Prima Grande Rosette Trim. Also popped in a handful of Art Stones! I put it all together using a Powertex (transparent and black) which I am a great fan of. At first I chose a suitable size bowl, wrapped it with a cling film and from there I went, layers after layers. Left it to dry overnight at first and removed it from the bowl (it had a bowl shape by then which I was after but was nowhere near as dry of course) as I decided to add some more layers inside. And then the hardest part - the waiting period! Powertex asks for patience! Four full days, I was counting! It was time to add some more interest to that bowl with eyelets, Izink, chalk paint, Art Alchemy Steampunk Copper, more fabric and stuff. And here it is, time consuming but I love it!