My friend Leanne (whose studio we visited on the blog awhile back) sent me this book. She is a fearless creator and will try anything, using anything, to feed her artistic soul. This volume Paper, Metal and Stitch -Creating Surfaces with Color and Texture is full of fantastic projects that combine disparate materials to make gorgeous, over the top patinas and textures. Amazon says "Textile artists eagerly continue to explore new and exciting surfaces for their work, and paper and metal are among the most popular materials for adding color and texture to stitched pieces. Incorporating everything from cut, molded, and shaped handmade papers to glittering meshes, wires, and coils, this essential collection—created by two world-class artists and authors—offers great suggestions for producing books, panels, icons, frames, and more. Just bring your enthusiasm and a swing-needle sewing machine!"
We are planning to pick a few projects from the book and see what we come up with. One thing I know for sure - if Leanne's involved - it will be a massive amount of creative fun!