Luckily, when I visited the PA stand at Stevenage, I bought 2 packs of Tissuestock...French Script Ivory and Kraft, so that set me up well.
Here's what I did.
First I grungepasted some words through a stencil onto my PA 8x8 canvas. used the sides of the canvas too.
Next I die cut some flowers from large TH die using PA tissue stock, white corrugated card, a Greek newspaper, and white deli paper.
I prepared some strips of fragile papers by tearing strips and used a variety of edge punches to create different patterned edges. The tissue didn't work well in the punches but it added to the fragility of the paper.I also cut strips of PA Crunchy Waxed Kraft paper which responded well to the punches.
I pleated and machine sewed some old book paper and old music sheet.
Next job was to assemble my flower, which for Mrs Impatience has to be very scrunched up and rammed together! I distress inked some of the edges of the petals.
I arranged the strips of paper onto the canvas and added some lace for extra texture and contrast.
2 vintage buttons finished off the job nicely.
I am pleased with this attempt at fragile papers and so, be warned, I will be back with further developments!!
Thanks Leandra and the team for stimulating and well thought out presentation of the blog and thanks to Lucy for her tissue flowers which inspired me!
LOVE LOVE LOVE your canvas Hazel, the words look amazing and so delicate, the colours used are sublime and the flower is wonderful. Liking the sewing element also. Looking forward to seeing the next stage :-) xxxReplyDelete
Wow Hazel, that is so beautiful...ReplyDelete
Love this, so elegant xReplyDelete
Love the words on the background and that you've left your canvas naked, the whole layout looks fabulous xxReplyDelete
Stunning canvas, Hazel! I really love your colours, so pure and creamy. Also I love all the text and different papers. Really fabulous response to the inspiration: great work! xxxReplyDelete
This is completely gorgeous hazel - I love it. Well done you.ReplyDelete
I love your canvas, it's just so pretty and elegant! Really stunning :-) Claire xxReplyDelete
Beautiful Hazel, would love to put this up in my house. xReplyDelete
That's really beautiful Hazel. The layers of papers & textures work so well together.ReplyDelete
Beautiful and very elegant the canvas Hazel! I love the gorgeous creamy colours. xxxReplyDelete
I love it!!! The flower is stunning, and the paste words are fab Hazel! xxxReplyDelete
Oh wow this is exquisite, very home decor, and I love the natural colours,ReplyDelete
Beautiful canvas Hazel, the neutral colours are perfect for it. XReplyDelete
What a stunning canvas, love all the neutrals.
Your canvas is very pretty and so dimensional!ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning Hazel! Nothing more to say because I love every bit of it!ReplyDelete
Beautiful canvas - love the muted tones.ReplyDelete
Completely gorgeous, Hazel - your fragile paper flower is a stunner. I can see you're bobbing up lots over at PA, so I'll be back tomorrow to see what other beautiful things you've been up to!ReplyDelete
Wow, this is simply stunning! Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous canvas Hazel. I do admire how you can stick to a minimalist colour palette! It just makes everything look so elegant! Which of course it totally is!ReplyDelete
A stunning canvas - I totally love your flower, it's such an eye-catcher and the vintage buttons are beautiful. I love the colour palette too!ReplyDelete
Your fragile paper flowers are lovely, nice creation!!ReplyDelete
A beautiful piece Hazel! Would love to have something like this setting on a shelf!ReplyDelete
Wow wow wow truly stunning canvas, the white with the fragile papers looks absolutely beautiful. Happy Creating :-) Kezzy xxxReplyDelete