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!!