Wednesday, 30 October 2013

A new product- well, to me!

I am still working on the Hydrangeas and I ran out of Steam a Seam II so tried to get some more!! Hah! I DID manage to get 6 m locally but , in the meantime, have learned that it will NOT be around for a while- or ever again- until they fix the paper situation??? Also in the meantime, I discovered EZ Steam II. Have YOU tried it? No idea how long it has been on the market but it is by Pellon and is supposed to be a replacement for SAS II. I was given a chunk to try - and LIKED it :-) It is a bit tough  to get the backing off the fabric once pressed but I find that if I cut a little graded bit with the fabric longer than the paper, I can squidge my thumbnail between paper and fabric and it peels off easily. It is VERY sticky so stays in place and can be moved around, though not quite so easily as SASII. It irons well and still leaves a nice soft hand to your work.

This is all as a result of my working with the veins on my Hydrangea yesterday. Normally, I do this whole process in reverse with the vein fabric underneath but I changes this time as I did not have enough of the  SAS, I did it with veins on top. SO, here is the result...
Two pics as I still cannot get the right white balance. 

The right colour is somewhere between these two.
The little yellow patches are the centres of each bloom but are only place markers right now. My next job is to create the centres- quite complex structures .


Neat, eh! I am going to post to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com This is definitely still a WIP!

7 comments:

  1. Starting to take shape:) It will be interesting to see what you do with those centers. I've never really looked at them that closely...they're like little flowers themselves.

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  2. Thanks for the tip about EZ Steam II...I may just need it one of these days!

    The hydrangeas are giving you a hard time but the results are beautiful. For the centres...do you do silk ribbon embroidery? I'm thinking tiny silk ribbon rosettes for those interesting centres...

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  3. Beautiful photos of the centers. You certainly have a very camera. I do it like you with the Wonder Under a tiny little bit smaller and peeling off is a child's play.

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  4. My, the detail is phenomenal! Going to be nice!

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  5. Just found your blog, and the hydrangeas are just beautiful! Your work is a lot like Elaine Quehl's--gorgeous.

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  6. Just found your blog, and the hydrangeas are just beautiful! Your work is a lot like Elaine Quehl's--gorgeous.

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