Wednesday 11 April 2012

Mosaic week: mosaic and fabric

Here's Gio's lovely piece I mentioned yesterday. I guess they are not superstitious about breaking mirrors in Italy then LOL. I love the effect on the fabric though. Hope you like it too.

For this piece I decided to try hot embossing on fabric..and it works like a charm!
I took a piece of leftover of fabric, I put some Claudine Hellmuth Multimedium Matte on it spreading it with a paintbrush.
I cover with Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing crystals: copper, and I melted with the heat tool; when still hot I pour more powder, for 3 or 4 times. I wanted to stamp an heart, but since I don't have a stamp of that size, I cut out an heart shape from a piece of parchment paper, I adhered it to the fabric with some tape, I heat the powder again until melt and then I stamped, using the IO Cover a card Swirl stamp.

To make the hanger, I cut two piece of fabric one slight larger then the other, I tinted them with Distress Stain and Distress ink.
I prepared the mosaic decoration: I cut a triangle from an old book, whitened with Distress Stain Picket Fence, then I cut it in several pieces. I made the same thing using
CI Background Paper: Travel to Italy.
I glued down all the pieces using Claudine Hellmuth Multimedium Matte. I hand-stitched some little beads. I assembled the three pieces and I sewed them with the sewing machine.
For the scattered mirror: I put enough Claudine Hellmuth Multimedium Matte on the fabric, spreading it with a paintbrush, I laid the little mirror, then I covered it with a piece of fabric (to avoid scattered pieces on air) and then, using an hammer, I broke the mirror. At this point you can separate gently the little fragments until the glue is still wet.
I added some beads and fibers.

IO Cover a Card -Swirl
Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing crystals: copper
Claudine Hellmuth Multi medium Matte
Distress Stains Spun Sugar/ Picket Fence
Distress ink Worn Lipstick
CI Crafty Individuals background book 5 (Italy)
Tim Holtz embellishments: Foliage
Adirondack alcohol ink - raspberry

Want to find out how to make a mosaic using Friendly Plastic? 
Come and check what Linda made for ya... 
See you tomorrow


  1. How gorgeous - how does Gio think up these beautiful creations?? Love to see how to do things step by step. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Gorgeous mixed media piece, love the heart. x

  3. Love the mix of material, mirror and embossing, so different.


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