Monday, March 15, 2010

FIVE WEEK CHALLENGE - DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE WITH BEA


CLUE NUMBER ONE:

Create a 9" x 7 " piece of altered fabric. You can stamp, paint, dye, color with water crayons, applique, etc. what ever you want to one side of this cut piece.



Suggestions: I cut two pieces of muslin 9x7 and then coated one side with white gesso and let them dry.

I also experimented with a medium weight interfacing, not as stiff as Peltex, more on the order of Ludator. Since I haven't a clue where to find that stuff I find the interfacing is just as easy to paint on and use the heat gun, if I want.

I found a small UFO wallhanging in a crazy quilt type style. I cut that up.
If you have fabric paper that you have made it will work fine. And, if you don't this is the time to give it a try.

Don't fuss with this step. Don't PLACE things in a certain place and expect them to stay there by the end of the challenge. Have fun.

This cut piece will go through some transformations. This is NOT the last time you can apply something to this piece.

Remember to take a picture of your finished "Clue piece" and post it on your blog on Friday. Let me know that you are playing and the link to your blog so I can post them here. Then all the participants can take a gander at what you have created so far.


:)Bea Who believes that creating with people heals souls.

7 comments:

  1. I am running upstairs to make my first installation with the size ...finished size 5x7??? so maybe a wee bit larger to give me play room.... I will add photos of the finished wolf moon/ full moon pieces after my surgery procedure all day Wednesday. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

    p.s. there is a wonderful wooden bench installed in the gallery for everyone comfort and convenience. :o)

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  2. Mary Helen you can certainly go larger. The orginal directions are for a 9x7 piece which is easy to work with. :)Bea

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  3. Heh Bea - you have me curious and curiouser - b u t - I don't know what this is about....can you email me more info?

    Sorry to hear about your son's dog...so sad. My deep sympathies...so hard.

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  4. Trudi, I emailed you some thing about the challenge. Very low stress and you have an entire week to get the clue done. I saw this in a magazine once and thought it was a cool idea, except they did it in one week and there is no way I could do that. lol :)Bea

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  5. Hi Bea...I've posted mine!

    http://piecefulmusings.blogspot.com

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  6. Bea, I ran across your challenge on Ink Spillers Attic and visited the blogs posted so far. This looks like fun. Dotti suggested I see if I could play along. May I? I happen to have a UFO I could use, as well!

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  7. I know I have started late but can I play? (beg and a whine a little here)

    In the last week I have snow dyed some fabric so I can cut it and use it for the clue one. I will post a photo tonight of the cut piece and post the link for you.

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