By Giuseppina Cirincione

Bend, form and sew Your artistic Urges Into Expressive Works of Art!

Dig out your craft provides and dirt off that forgotten stack of scrapbook papers. within the pages of Bent, certain, and Stitched, the writer of the wildly well known Collage misplaced and Found exhibits you the way to chop, glue and stitch your approach to dimensional university works as particular as you are.

Whether you are a college artist prepared for brand new recommendations or a paper crafter seeking to expand your abilities, reinventing your paintings is straightforward with whole step by step photographs and directions for twenty tasks, together with playing cards with ornamental sewing-machine sewing, a pendant wearing a photograph photo on scale back plastic or even a photograph stand for showing your favourite snapshots. you will study to:

  • Incorporate stumbled on items into specific jewellery items utilizing basic tools even novices can master.
  • Make the main of your stash of paper and rubber stamps, with clean recommendations to redesign your art arsenal with out procuring a thing.
  • Personalize your paintings with the aid of twine letters and exclusive shapes.
  • Add attention-grabbing texture to paper tasks with stencils, sewing and sophisticated sparkle.
Let Bent, certain and Stitched enable you placed a brand new twist in your artistic expression, beginning today.

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So I thought, why not marry the wire and the scrapbook paper together and make cards? ” The wire offered new possibilities for unique embellishments, my own style fonts and a different way to add dimensional texture to the already beautiful piles of scrapbook paper. Then, I got to thinking about how many beautiful cards I’ve received from others over the years with not enough wall space to frame them all. I imagined other people in the same boat and perhaps even worse off than me, having collections of artful ATCs, but keeping them hidden away in a binder.

You may want to protect the object by putting it in a towel before clamping the vise down. 12 CREATE HANGERS AND PHOTO HOLDERS Use 19-gauge wire to hang the objects. You may need to experiment with the wrapping to find the best solution for each item. I used a trapeze-like system for the dice and a coil wrap for the doll arm. To make a photo holder, cut a 24" (61cm) length of baling wire and wrap one end around the ¾" (19mm) dowel about three and a half times. Bend the remaining wire straight. 13 TRIM LOOP END Ta k e the wire off the dowel, and snip the short end of the wire to leave at least two rings.

13 SECURE HEART TO STA ND Finally, use 28-gauge wire to wrap the heart wire to the stand until it feels secure. Trim the excess wire. 14 HANG CHARM TO FINISH Fiddle with the photo holder and the legs to position as desired. Hang a little charm from the hook that you put on the checker. BAT WINGS People don’t always earn angel wings. For a more humble look, make the bottom edges in a curvy line. For insect wings, try multiple sections. worn By no means do I think of myself as a fine jewelry maker or a trained metalsmith, and I am living proof that you don’t need to be either to master cold connections.

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