Friday, June 3, 2011

Inspiration Kits


Something else I've been busy with lately is
putting together what I call, "Inspiration Kits."
They will soon be in my Etsy shop.

One of the questions I'm asked most often, is
"What do I do with this?"
The short answer is, "whatever you want."
The long answer is, they can be used in textile collage,
altered books, mixed media art, journal pages,
ATCs....etc.
They are a mix of fabric, tags, buttons, beads, ribbons,
trim, flowers, fibers, threads, a little bit of bling,
and ephemera.
Not all of these elements are in every kit and
each kit is different.

I've used one of my favorite kits (pictured above)
in this short tutorial.

This kit contains four different fabrics, one
of which is a piece of chiffon. 
I chose an image to transfer onto the
chiffon using TAP (Transfer Artist Paper)
I LOVE this product.
It's the brain child of Lesley Riley.
You can check out her website for more information on how to
use this product.


I then took some of the lace included in the kit
and stitched it along the sides of the image.


I then found a couple of pieces of
companion fabrics from my stash
(which is quite extensive, I admit).


I stitched those two layers together
and then stitched the velvet piece
from the kit on top of that
and then the image
on top of that.



Then the fun began.
Using elements from the kit and
extra elements that I had on hand, I
embellished the piece.



Not all elements from the kit were used in
this piece.  You can use all
of the kit or just part of it.  The creativity comes
from you. 
I just provide the inspiration.

Have a creative day,

Kathleen

p.s.  I'm having a giveaway on my facebook page.  If you "like" my page, I will be giving away one of my kits when I reach 50 'likes.'  You can find the link to my facebook page here.


3 comments:

De Anna Welch said...

Love the tutorial. Lots of fun to see how you use it. Can't wait to see how these sell on etsy (i bet they fly) and I hope people will send pictures of how they use it! Lets have skype art day!

La Dolce Vita said...

great tutorial and so nice to see you making this post, something we talked about a while ago!! we have to get together for an artist date, lets email!! xox

fairyrocks said...

Gorgeous kit and creations.
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