Thursday, 1 August 2013

South Sea Journey with "Soft Form Relief Paste"

...is what I'vve called these little panels...







They feature the wooden print blocks that are on my Festival of Quilts workshop panel "Oceanic Journey"...

...plus some new "jollop" stuff from Colourcraft that is officially called "Soft Form Relief Paste".



(Colourcraft will be launching this new range on their stand at FOQ, and if you want any before that, just email them.)

This was a joy to work with, but you MUST have patience!....it takes a long time to dry!!

You can apply it to any textured surface......rubber stamps, rubbing plates, ceramic tiles, corrugated plastic, or whatever you have to hand...











I used a palette knife to liberally spread the paste over my surfaces and, because I had stitching in mind, laid some fine cotton muslin on the back then left it to dry for a couple of days. (I did say you need patience!!)

When dry, you can gently peel it away from the surface .....


...just look at the definition you get!!...





....spray it with Brusho sprays....




...highlight it with acrylics....



....and cut it to whatever shape you need.


Because of the fabric backing, these medallion-type pieces can now be stitched onto a heavier fabric for dangles or just as part of a design.

The only limit is your imagination !!!  :-)


Have fun...

x C

13 comments:

Penny said...

Okay - you're having WAY too much fun!!! I love it. Great techniques. South Sea Journey indeed!!

Charlton Stitcher said...

What amazing looking stuff - and I love the little blue and red panels.

pipsqueek13 said...

Looks extremely interesting, I just may HAVE to buy some.

Debbie said...

Wow this looks great fun and maybe just what I need for some work that I was struggling with how to achieve.

Ineke said...

Very nice stuff. I once made something like that from clay, but you have to glue it then.

Chris Gray said...

Everyone has been given express permission to buy LOADS of the stuff!!

I can see many MANY uses for it...and will be having lots more "play days" in the future!

...and yes.Penny..I AM having fun :-))

The print blocks are from Colouricious ...you have permission to buy loads of them too :-)))

Go for it Pipsqueek and Debbie...

...you won't regret it I'm sure

x C

Chris Gray said...

Yes Ineke...I think I know the stuff you mean.

This works very well with the fabric on the back to help stabilise it.

Eva said...

This is really stunning. The panels are so beautiful. The metal-like surface enhances the figures. Are you thinking of using this material for wearable decoration?

suziqu's thread works said...

Wow Chris this stuff is absolutely fantastic. I love how you have used it!
Such great stamps and beautiful textures!

Caterina Giglio said...

what an amazing product...

underatopazsky said...

Wonderful - the texture is just so crisp! Great idea to put muslin on the back to help with the stitching!

Chris Gray said...

Thanks ladies....

Yes Eva, I might think of jewellery, but I need a bit more "playtime" before showing anything!

The textures ARE amazing, and, the product sold well at the show....so hopefully, lots more folk can have some fun with it now! :-)

Diane Cransac said...

Lovely work and such an interesting technique!