Monday, 28 September 2009

Bookmarks & Tags with Texture

Adding different textures to my art is very important to me, the power of touch is a wonderful thing, and to feel your way around art, as well as see it adds a special element to a piece, I think! Of course fabric is an excellent way of bringing different textures into your work, but I also like to try other, less obvious ways. It doesn't have to be overpowering either, by just adding some feathery trim, like the tag above, it can transform a pretty piece into a sumptuous work of art! The tag below has a very different feel altogether, I mounted my fairy onto waxy, parchment paper, which felt wonderful, I then added some feathery trim to really make it a treat to touch. On occassion I print out my fairy wings onto velvet or silk paper as a change to my usual acetate wings. This type of paper works really well with the butterfly wings and adds some real depth to a piece.
Creating fabric bookmarks from left over material is always fun, on these two examples I have also included feathers and trim for a real for an over the top texture treat!!


6 comments:

Lynnae said...

Those are so pretty. your fairy wings look 'real'.

In My Sepia Studio said...

Those are so pretty!!

Bridgett said...

Those are so beautiful!

Ashley said...

Absolutely beautiful! & the Halloween lovelies in the previous post, my oh my, so gorgeous! Your work is amazing! I'm so glad you stumbled across my blog since it's brought me here!
Thank you for the sweet comment by the way.

Juls~ said...

They are all so sweet and love the trims you use with them. Your projects are always a treat!

{xoxo}

Linda said...

I love all of them! Such wonderful textures and colors. Can't wait to visit again.