Friday, August 19, 2011
painted satin & dyed lace
I have been wanting to make a little trinket box for some time but I just haven't found enough free hours in the day to make a start.
Last evening a business colleague called in for a meeting with my husband so I took advantage of the fact that I would not be missed and spent some time starting off this project.
It is to be a small square (cube) fabric and lace box suitable for the dressing table. I started by cutting out a strip of card (acid free of course) for the main body of the box.
The fabric is some white satin from the stash and the lace is synthetic and I tried to dye it when I was with Linda years ago. It is a very pale gold colour.
To create the colour on the fabric I dipped the satin in some lukewarm water and then used a brush to apply some lumiere paints to the damp fabric. In order to spread it out a bit I rolled the fabric up and then rinsed it
under the cold tap. I wasn't too bothered about making it even or consistent because I want it to show through the lace in a random way.
Once I was happy with the colour I placed the fabric on an old towel and ironed it till it was almost dry.
I had to wait till the morning to attach the lace to the satin.
Using mistyfuse I bonded the lace to one half of the fabric as I didn't want the lace on the inside of the box.
To give a bit more shape I have put some batting under the fabric on the inside and now just have to decide how much bling to add before making the base and the top.
So far I am quite happy with this little box. It is quite pretty and the colours remind me of the sand and sea.