Tuesday 19 October 2010

Enchanted Seamstress

As promised I have my first DT piece for The Altered Element to show you. Every month The Altered Element runs a themed challenge and for October the theme is:


If you drop by The Altered Element blog you can find out how to join in the challenge and be in with a chance to win £10 Voucher to use in the shop. You can also see all the lovely inspiration from the amazing DT.

I've called my enchanted make - Enchanted Seamstress and she is a small altered canvas panel in a frame.

I covered the canvas panel with some old dress pattern tissue which I picked up from a charity shop and then lightly covered with white Gesso. I used a little bit of Rangers Tim Holtz Distress inks on the panel and then added a bit more texture with the inks and a Crafters Workshop Mask. The button and lace finish the panel.

I covered the frame with Gesso too then painted with brown acrylic paints. The final layer on the frame was PVA and Eco Green Paints Sand, once the paint was dry I then added low-lights with Rangers Tim Holtz Distress inks. 

The image uses the Catherine Moore Mannequin Cafe 3 (which is on special offer at the moment!) and coloured with inks.

The wings I've made from one of my favourite products and I think this might be the first time I have shown it here on my blog - it is Lutradur a fabulous non-woven polyester material which has lots of different uses including colouring, stitching into and burning - all of which I have done here!

Before I go you might be interested to know that Lynne has a REDUCED section that she has been adding to in the shop. It is to make way for new stock - so time to go a shopping I think LOL!

Thanks for popping by.
Have a lovely day.

Stamps - Catherine Moore Mannequin Cafe 3; Studio G Alpha
Ink - Staz-on; Archival 
Usual Suspects - Golden Gel; scissors
Other - Gesso; Small Canvas Panel In Frame; Eco Green Paints Sand; Rangers Tim Holtz Distress inks; Crafters Workshop Mask; Button; Lace; Lutradur CS700 (70); PVA; Thread; Wire; Acetate; Sewing machine; Dress Pattern tissue


  1. Oh Kim, that's truly gorgeous! Sam x

  2. Amazing,Kim! You are so talanted!

  3. I like this, Kim...not only because I love the Catherine Moore range of stamps, but becauuse of all the layers you have used and the colours.

    Have a lovely week
    Sue xx

  4. This is wonderful, Kim, I love everything about it! Lynne has chosen a wonderful new team,

    Lucy x

  5. Its totally gorgeous and such a variety of techniques and products. I love it, thank you for sharing.

  6. Kim, this is absolutely gorgeous!

  7. This is an absolutely FABULOUS piece! For reals! I love this!

  8. Wow what a stunning piece of art you have created x

  9. Kim, that need to be in a magazine, wow it is stunning, love the wire dress form and crackle paint!

  10. Hi Kim. This stunning. I have a fondness for CC stamps and also dressmaking as a theme so you can see why I like your project so much. Lynne M

  11. I really love this piece! It's wonderful.

  12. Absolutely amazing! Awesome piece, Kim!

  13. Ohh, I like this Kim, great take on the theme.

  14. Nice work Teamie...teamy whatever lol.. i love that idea for the wings.. lace.. never considered it before.. nice crackle on the frame too... YAY .. our first month is going well :)

  15. I just love the look of this from the techniques you used.

  16. I just love everything about it Kim.

  17. WOWZer! This is breathtaking...

    thanks so much for stopping by my blog and the kinds words you had for my Masque Macabre!

  18. OMG Kim this looks AWESOME!!! Amazing work sweetie!

  19. this is just so fabulous and creative!! Hugs Juls

  20. this is stunning Kim! thanks so much for sharing it with us all. xo

  21. Wow! This is fabulous and so unique! Love this!

  22. I really love this and the title is SO PERFECT!

    Love Dawn xx

  23. Stunning piece, I love it!


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