October 16, 2011

Mixed Media Apron...my swap project

finished apron


mixed media, repurposed half apron


mixed media flowers created from various surface materials


layered colour and effects

I really enjoy hosting arty swaps and one of them is an apron swap. I had so many ideas about this project and when we moved house and I was pulling weeds in the back yard and discovered an old black apron half buried in a garden bed, I decided it was destined for greater things. I washed it and hung it on the clothes line to study any holes or damage...I was really suprised to find that the only damage was some bleached areas from the sun and exposure to the elements. I used a  6x6 Crafters Workshop stencil (Cosmic Swirl TCW156), deColourant, Lumiere paints for the background, and a variety of experimental materials and varigated threads to create flowers. The Thread Studio has a great range of fun and fantastic products for projects like this.
Tomorrow I am off to the post office to send the apron to my swap buddy, I hope she enjoys it.




3 comments:

Sheep Rustler said...

It's gorgeous!

SueAnn said...

I love your apron!! So fabulous
She is going to love it for sure
Hugs
SueAnn

Lottie said...

Truly stunning and so very original