French Mixed – Media Inspiration Kits

I just finished lots of different “Inspiration kits”  with a French theme to get your creative juices going… See more kits here Atelierinparis

 

 

French Mixed Media Kit, Aged Canvas Board & Easel, Vintage Wallpapers, French Laces,Fringe and more…

 

An aged canvas board, backed with vintage wallpaper for collage PLUS- French lace wrapped around an aged cardboard tag to embellish with French doily scraps, French fringing, French brocade cloth,floral muslin and a metal chocolate mold. A petite bottle with label, full to the brim with silver sequins,a carboard tube with tulle netting with a petite fabric rose and pieces of vintage wallpaper.

 

Perfect for paper collage, altered art, mixed media, shabby french craft, journaling or sewing.

 

Pretty handmade French style pouch (photographed) made from aged cotton canvas, embellished with vintage laces ribbons fabrics and a little white crochet fleur.
+5 sheets vintage cafe docket paper rolled up and tied with string
+5 glitter numbers or letters
+1 yard/meter of vintage lace
+1 vintage hand – dyed crochet medallion
+1 large soft cardboard round tag to embellish
+1 French stamped gift tag
+1 vintage button
+1 glitter pin
+1 aged or white- washed wooden pin/peg to hang your pouch

 

 

 

 

 

See more kits here Atelierinparis

Handmade- French Vintage Textile Cuffs

 

I finally finished some new textile cuffs … You can find them at Atelierinparis

 

 

 

 

“CLARA” Emmett gave Clara a fine French adornment on her wedding day…

 

 

ABOUT CLARA
Hand made cuff all hand sewn. Base layer of vintage midnite black leather, interwoven with 3 gold metal studs, shreds of deep teal shatung fabrics and teal threads. Next a layer of vintage velvets green and burgandy fabrics, topped with black tulle roses and bow, vintage red glass beads and sequins. An original antique French cross with Jesus sits with scrap ribbon, hand embroidered with the word Paris in black.

Backed with a scrap of vintage French black and red embroidered lace. An elastic loop is stitched for the 2 antique buttons to fasten on your wrist for elegance and style…

All my cuffs are Adjustable FITS ALL
Fits all sizes as it has adjustable sizing with the 2 buttons.

 

“JE T’AIME” – I love you…

 

 

ABOUT “JE T’AIME”
Hand made cuff all hand sewn and dyed . Base layer of vintage scrap cotton doily, aged, with scalloped edges. Next a layer of vintage cream satin fabric with handmade floral ribbon, frayed edging, with the word “Je t”aime ” written.

Topped with vintage hand dyed doily medalions in deep rose reds and peaches and French fringing a top with little hand stitches in cream embroidery floss.

Topped with a beautiful black and cream Victorian style cameo rose, black ribbon cross and 2 antique buttons from France.

Backed with handmade floral ribbon, frayed edging, with the word Je t”aime written. An elastic loop is stitched for the 2, 1950’s fabric covered buttons to fasten on your wrist for elegance and style…

 

” CAN CAN LILY “ cabaret artistique dancer. Cheeky and provocative— Can Can Lily , dances nighty, seducing her audience, bending over and throwing her skirt over her back, she has beads and embroidery on the seat of her drawers.

 

ABOUT ” CAN CAN LILY”
Hand made cuff all hand sewn. Base layer of deepest aqua chantung cloth , interwoven with shreds of irridesent greens and sheer vintage laces. topped with shimmering black tulle fleur, laced with brilliant red, ruby red glass beads, a large gold fleur with other beading.

Backed with a vintage piece of black leather suede with a pretty pink ribbon stamped with “Merci” , a loop and a vintage teal button to fasten for elegance and style…

Adjustable FITS ALL
Fits all sizes as it has adjustable sizing with the 1 button and 1 large glass bead.

 

SOLD CUFFS

 

 

 

 

More coming soon…

 

 

Renaissance Bride & Honorine. Fabric Wrist Cuffs.

 

Renaissance Bride                           Honorine

Two more textile cuff pieces I created from some of my vintage, rust dyed fabrics and other fabric from a bundle of pretty fabric scraps I received from Flaming Nora who makes costumes for stage and screen in the UK and as a by product of this has a HUGE stash of scraps and off cuts she gives away for free.

You can find this cuff and more French inspired creations at my shop Atelierinparis

Thanks Nora!

Crazy Rust Dyeing

Lately I’ve been experimenting with natural dyeing processes for fabrics and papers. I’m trying out rust dyeing at the moment. I want to build up a collection of natural and rust dyed fabrics and papers so when my next creative spurt comes around, I’ll have plenty to work with.

Over the years I have collected heaps of metal for my sculpture welding so I have plenty of bits hiding on my property just rusting away. The gathering of the metal objects, wrapping them with the fabric spraying with vinegar and binding with rope and wire is quite relaxing. I call it mummy wrapping.

It only takes a couple of hours for marks to appear but I like to keep mine for up to a week or two so I can get deeper impressions and colours. I discovered if I wrap fabric around old pieces of copper pipe the amazing teal green and red patinas are transferred to the fabric as well.

I’m happy with the end result and see connections to the abstract marks I create in my paintings. There are paintings in themselves

Go to my tutorial on Rust Dyeing here