Thursday, September 27, 2012

Embellished 'Silk Scraps' Journal Cover- Part 2 of 3

A close up of the nubby texture of the nuno felted cover.

 
You'll notice that where the fabric edges were thicker...

 
...or folded-in on themselves a little bit...

...I got a more opaque line of demarcation.



Now, on to the embellishments!
 
I sewed on diamond-shaped metallic beads...

...and a few dark, iridescent glass ones.




I even hand embroidered the cover in spots!


Here's a clutch of teeny-tiny glass seed beads...



...and a jumbo-sized bead in pale blue glass. 
 
To make different sections of this journal cover really 'pop'...

...I hand-embroidered along the margins of some of my silk pieces.

I also sewed on lots of beads in various sizes, colors and materials...

...and there are more beads yet to come! :)

Next time: the finished cover...

...with a braided yarn bookmark.

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13 comments:

Kathleen said...

I love those blues and the way the pieces of silk worked themselves in. Lovely!!

Beata's Soul said...

I love the textures, Very nice.:)

Heather Woollove said...

Kathy--Thanks! It's been so busy, but I'll write soon!
Beata--Thank-you!

Rachel said...

Such an interesting set of textures, and the embellishments just add to the fun!

Светлана said...

It's like the ocean from space, very nice!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--I felt a little bit like YOU when I was doing all of the stitching! :)
Svetlana--You're right! (I never noticed!!) :)

cedar said...

I love this piece, lovely colours and embellishing!

Natalie B. said...

I haven't visited for a while, but your work is still gorgeous! Won't you consider taking part in my Secret Santa Handmade Swap? It would be a such a pleasure to have you there.
x

Heather Woollove said...

Cedar--Thank-you so much!
Natalie--I'll send you an e-mail about this. :)

FeltersJourney said...

This is looking lovely Heather! I love the hand embroidery and beads.

Been fancying felting journal covers for a couple of weeks now.. must get to it soon.
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--You should make an 'emulating the artist' one, like you do with your bags!! ;)

AnnieDinSpain said...

Gorgeous!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Annie--Thank-you! XO-