I recently discovered the art of a wonderful woman called Jean Franks Beck, and I loved her projects where she dyed seam binding. I tracked some down and got some for myself and Lynne M. I cut it into lengths and put them inside a pizza box and spritzed them with mica sprays, each piece in different colours. I scrunched them up tightly whilst waiting for them to dry. They keep their 'scrunch' really well. I then ran a running stitch along one side and gathered them up into a flower shape, securing them with a stitch in places.
I am also getting the most from the perfume bottle as this is the box it came in! (My Mum had a very poor childhood and says they used to eat every part of the pig, including the squeak, and I think I am like that with my crafting). I painted the box bronze and then tried another technique which is new to me. I rolled out a piece of Fimo oven bake clay, cut around the box lid to get the shape, then pressed an embossing folder into it. I then highlighted the pattern with mica powders and metallic rub-ons. It is by no means perfect, but definitely something I will try again, and try to improve as I like the effect
Friday, 4 March 2011
Clay Topped Box with Seam Binding Flower
Posted by Lucy Edmondson at 14:24
Labels: Clay, Jean Franks Beck, Seam Binding
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A lovely box with great textures! Don't you just love making the dyed seem binding, Its so great you can do any color you want!ReplyDelete
OOh I love your box - it looks really effective!ReplyDelete
so wonderful Lucy! xoReplyDelete
Wonderful box, Big Congrats on your win.ReplyDelete
This is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Love both of them, thay seam binding flower is awesome, I will definitely case that. ~DianeReplyDelete
This is lovely.ReplyDelete
The peach ribbon I gave you, you do know you can do the same with that - colour and scrunch.
I've admired Jean's work for a long while but it is great to see her in CS.
(off to write an e-mail to you )
Gorgeous little box, perfect for that gorgeous little bottle. xxReplyDelete
Lovely box and the flower is beautiful! What a combo!ReplyDelete
The dyed seam binding rose is so wonderful and it's the perfect addition to the beautifully textured top of your box - never thought of using an embossing folder to impress clay. Great effect!ReplyDelete
Beautiful little box Lucy ;)ReplyDelete
so have you booked your flight yet ?? LOL