Friday 24 June 2016

Fabric Vase for PaperArtsy

I am delighted to have a project on PaperArtsy for the fabric challenge. I have made a vase out of a bottle, using transparent Powertex and calico. I'm not completely happy with how it turned out but I'm pleased I did what I set out to do which was to experiment with showing how stamps and Frescos could be introduced into Powertex and fabric work by using the transparent version. There is loads and loads more scope to use these components together on future projects and it was such fun.

I had originally intended the rose to have leaves so I thought I would give you a couple of photos here as an additional idea. It didn't look right on the final vase but I think it would look nice on maybe a flatter project such as a box.

I used the leaf from Ellen Vargo Eclectica 02 and stamped it on the calico with a mixture of Granny Smith and Toad Hall Frescos. I cut some out full size and some I cut a shaving off, following the lines as shown, to make smaller leaves. I coated them in the transparent Powertex and shaped them a little when they were sticky.

I also stamped Cogs in Slate as I had thought they would work well as flower centres. I made some flowers using the large Spiral from Ellen Vargo Eclectica 02 and they turned out fantastic but again I didn't need them. Lots of ideas for future projects though!

I do hope you will hop on over to see me at PaperArtsy and let me know what you thought!


  1. I love this, Lucy. It's so original and unusual and I think the look of the drapery is fantastic and a great idea for a vase. I'd be really happy with it if I'd created it! Beautiful! xxx

  2. I think it looks delightful Lucy, I love the textures you create with powertex, brilliant work xxx

  3. Lucy, I think you did a wonderful job! I know from experience, that Powertex does not always do what we want it to do but this is beautiful, you have managed to give the bottle a wonderful feminine look and I think the rose is beautiful! Anne xx

  4. I saw this beauty over at PA but didn't get a chance to drop by and say how lovely it is. Sorry to have missed so much again lately. I've got a couple of weeks coming up soon where I hope to do some proper catching up.
    Alison x

  5. It looks gorgeous, Lucy. I love how it turned out, pretty unique!