Fabric + Tattered Angels = COLOR!!!

Felt flowers close up

What do you get when you mix  fabrics & laces with Tattered Angels paint mediums??? COLOR…COLOR…COLOR!

My 1st project involves white wool felt and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist & Glam. Felt flowers have been all the rage and you will find a plethora of tutorials and patterns online for these flowers. I chose to work with wool felt knowing that while damp I could mold it into any shape I wanted to.  Using a basket from my collection I created a rose, camilla, violet, hydrangea and a small bud along with hand shaped petals to freshen it up. With a few butterflies, some bling and antique lace this basket is now ready to welcome Spring.

Materials used: white wool felt, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist {S.W.A.K., Pashmina, Vintage Rose, Delphinium, Spring Violet, Bubbles}, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist {Cotton Candy, Grape Ape, Firefly} and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam {Love Potion No. 9, Royal Velvet, Private Memo}. Prima/Marion Smith Vintage Trinkets, Butterflies, Candy Gems.

Spring Basket

Next up is a white Nine West cotton guaze scarf I found at TJ Maxx. I wanted to try stamping and hand painting to create a random border along the bottom of the scarf. I used Tattered Angels Architectural Trims {Screen Print Clear Stamps}, Black Staz-on Ink and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Love Potion No. 9, Private Meadow, Royal Velvet, Mermaid and Tidal Pool.

Hand Stamped & hand painted scarf.

Close up

Scarf detail

My final project this month is going to become a cover for my very 1st Art Journal. I used 2 –  4×6″ canvas pages, sewed together and screen printed the top with Tattered Angels Screen Print and Glimmer Mists from the 2011 Spring Bahaman Cruise colors {Sun Sister, Marmalade, Rum Punch, Puerto Rico,Bahama Blue, Trunk Bay}. The ivory twill pleated ribbon from Pink Paislee {discontinued but should be brought back} was then sprayed to match along with Prima canvas letters and flower. Using Tim Holtz’s Heart Wings die-cut I cut white felt that was then painted and shaped with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam {Peach Bellini, Rockin’ on Sunshine}. To finish it I doodled my title and outlined the screen print and stitching.

She...Loves to

Close up.

I hope you enjoyed these projects…the Design Team has now worked with wood, glass, canvas, metal and fabric. I am so excited to learn how well these Tattered Angels paint mediums work outside the realm of just paper…it opens a whole new world has to what and how you create.

See you next month…Martha


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'Fabric + Tattered Angels = COLOR!!!' have 17 comments

  1. March 22, 2011 @ 4:34 am Mandy C

    Well done Martha,
    You have had fun with the color on these projects.
    That art journal is sure to be filled with all kinds of colorful inspiration.


    • March 22, 2011 @ 6:52 pm Martha

      Thanks Mandy…I had fun doing them!


  2. March 22, 2011 @ 5:45 am Nathalie

    All your projects are sooo aweosme- but the scarf is the coolest- I love this!


    • March 22, 2011 @ 6:52 pm Martha

      Thanks Nat…I have a 2nd one I’m getting ready to work on.


  3. March 22, 2011 @ 7:15 am NICOLE MARTEL

    I love that scarf!


    • March 22, 2011 @ 6:53 pm Martha

      Fun ti make…head off to TJ Maxx and you will find these scarves.


  4. March 22, 2011 @ 7:59 am Kathy Gielow

    Your projects are all so beautiful Martha! OMG!! You continue to inspire me. The scarf is to die for!


    • March 22, 2011 @ 6:56 pm Martha

      Thanks Kathy…we’ll make one the next time I’m home 😉


  5. March 22, 2011 @ 8:26 am JJ

    Ooooo – those felt flowers! You need to point me to a few of those tutorials (then I need to dig in my stash for some wool!). Gorgeous!


    • March 22, 2011 @ 6:56 pm Martha

      I’ll email the different sites for you 😉


  6. March 22, 2011 @ 8:31 am Linda Cain

    WOW!!!! WTG Martha! Love all you’ve done here.



    • March 22, 2011 @ 6:56 pm Martha

      Thanks for stopping by…I appreciate you comments 😉


  7. March 22, 2011 @ 3:19 pm Erika Taylor

    Your eye for color Martha, is truly a gift. I so love those felt flowers and the Journal cover is breathtaking!!!!



    • March 22, 2011 @ 6:57 pm Martha

      Ahh…gee wiz…thank you Erika 🙂


  8. March 22, 2011 @ 7:29 pm Vicki Chrisman

    Seriously beautiful projects!!


  9. March 24, 2011 @ 10:41 pm Holly

    Wow! FAbulous projects Martha! That basket and those flowers are stunning!


  10. March 28, 2011 @ 10:58 am Jamie D.

    Martha these projects turned out amazing!!! I love the basket !!


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