Hi, thank goodness it's Friday! It's a really good day today as I've also taken a day's holiday to do some much needed crafting! It's Sue here and today's Friday Focus is all about Crinoline. I absolutely love this fabric, it is so versatile whether you are die cutting, stamping or painting.
I recently bought the Tim Holtz snowflake die and thought it would look great made from Crinoline!
I just used one thickness of the fabric which cut really well.
I then folded it as you would if you'd cut it from paper or card and then took a needle and thread and ran the needle through all of the folds.
The snowflake starts to gather as you pull the thread tight.
Once you reach the end sew the two ends together to complete the base of the snowflake and then I stuck the centre panel with some silicone glue.
Another thing I love to do is stamp onto Crinoline.
I've used Coffee Archival ink and this piece was intended for a background layer so I've used a large stamp.
To be sure the ink has set always heat set it (apologies for the shadow of my heat gun!). This makes sure that if you wanted to paint it as well the ink won't bleed.
Here's how I used the snowflake, I just added a shrink plastic snowflake and a bead to it.
The background piece, I've used on this birthday card for my niece, it adds a different dimension to your projects.
I hope you've enjoyed today's Friday Focus and you all find some time to craft this weekend!