Saturday, January 17, 2009

ANOTHER NEW DIRECTION...

Did I need this? You bet! I LOVE trying new things and experimenting with fabrics and paints. This is a prototype of a line of purses, wallets and tote bags that I am working on. Since the pieces in question will be secured with Velcro, I am going to make some clay embellishments (think cabochons) to adhere to them. I have some very good glue called "The Ultimate" that seems to work well for this type of application. Since I don't yet have those "hand made by me in the pottery class" things, I used a stone piece I had in my studio.
I started by painting some canvas fabric with house paint and acrylics. That was the most fun! I have some large pieces of fabric so on they floor they went and I started smearing and dripping and smooshing paint until it looked the way I wanted. The best way to smear paint on a large surface is to pour it on and move it around with a plaster trowel. Each piece is about nine square feet. After it was dry I cut it in pieces and assembled this very cool wallet. The center of this tri-fold will hold credit cards and the bottom section is for bills. I also added some stamped images and stitched it all together with black thread. It is like carrying your very own piece of original art work! I have a tote bag in the making that I will show you in another post. I would like to think about creating a line of these funky and edgy accessories. I need some help naming the line. Do you have any suggestions? I came up with "The Gallery Collection" but seemed a little boring for such fun stuff!

5 comments:

Geree said...

You are so unlimited in your creative talents and skills! I am amazed as always! Love the colors! Love the free design. All very cool!
Geree

judemowris said...

Thank you!

Vanessa said...

a spiffy name is most definitely in order - of course nothing quite shuts down the process quite like trying force a naming. The right name will appear...

judemowris said...

Geree has offered the following name suggestions. I like them both! "Seams Fabulous!" and "Seams Creative!".

Vanessa said...

Could be read ambiguously though. Didn't you mention something about no seams in these design? So I keep thinking about something with "seamlessly" ...