Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Molding Paste Results

Sue has used the molding paste to create her poppy petals. Each petal was shaped onto a piece of coordinating fabric, allowed to dry and cut out to become an applique. Each petel was applied individually to the pre-quilted background. Because of the multi-layers, she was unable to sew through the center to apply the beads. They were sewn to a black piece of fabric and then appliqued on. The single bugle beads were hand sewn to the petal directly. See the following photo for a closeup view.

Susan has combined two tart lessons into one quilt. She applied each section in a quilt-as-you-go manner, starting with a previously quilted piece made with flour resist. Each section is individual in its style. The molding paste was shaped to resemble river rocks or stepping stones. The grey squares at the bottom are raw edged applique. The narrow gold piping connects each section. She embellished the stones with gold foil and the piping with beads. See the following close-up.

Jamie completed her next alphabetical fruit/vegetable using the molding paste for the raspberries. She cut a stencil in the shape of the raspberries and applied the molding paste directly to the background fabric which is a photo ink jet printed onto cotton. Paint and machine stitching were added around each cell of the raspberry. Adding the blue strips and squares for contrast, the quilt was then machine quilted.

Sue Anne spread the white molding paste over the surface of a large piece of muslin and let it dry. With gel medium she glued bits of paper and fabric to the molding paste and when that was dry, she added a wash of color. Stitching and embellishments were added lastly to finish the piece. The bird is molding paste applied to a separate piece of fabric.

Sue Anne's second piece was made to improve her collage process, but generally it was constructed as described above.

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