Thursday, December 5, 2013
Dimensional Silk Hankie.....
It was pointed out that after IQF I did forget to do a post on turning our "silk hankies" into a dimensional vessel, soooo....since we were busy yesterday moving my hubby back to Atlanta after his ten months' in Knoxville, TN this seemed like a wonderful opportunity. This vessel only took one package of the Autumn Splendor silk hankies.
In order to stiffen the hankies I used Atelier Gloss Medium & Varnish, some copper colored skeleton leaves, metallic thread and our hand-dyed Sari ribbon. I used a concrete planter placing the treated hankies inside the planter, the problem encountered was that it took forever to dry and I do mean FOREVER....partly because of Atlanta's humidity, but also the concrete retained the moisture...duh!
Hopefully I will get the other vessel that I've been working on done so I can post it. Those who stopped by Open Studio's during Quilt Festival absolutely loved the Angelina that was imbedded/encased in it. The glitz is wonderful.