Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lutradur Crazy

I have been wanting to play with some lutradur ever since I bought it, but there never seems enough time to do all that I would like. As it turns out, an ATC group's theme was "something new", so when the opportunity presents itself, I decided to jump on it . I first painted the lutradur with a watered down wash of acrylics and let it dry fully. I added some glitter paint lightly spread out and let it dry again. With a heat gun, the lutradur was heated to melt in various areas. I love the texture it left behind! I used batik background fabric and laid the lutradur on top and stitched them into ATC's. I then began my designing of each one a bit differently. With this one below, I cut away areas to match the shapes of the glass stones and suspended them with wire within the design. I actually like this method a lot! Reminds me of perhaps the surface of the moon. The glass pebbles were found very inexpensively at the dollar store.



I am always saving bits of fabric that I have used in other projects so I took this little square and made it a feature inside of this ATC. This time I stitched thread across the piece to suspend it.



This was also another left over piece of fabric I designed for a project. The beginnings of this fabric in the center was actually paint on fusible web and then adhered to the fabric with other bits of fabric and stitching.



This time I used beads and strung it through on a stringer to fill up the hole area.


With this one, I stitched completely across and let the threads hold onto themselves. Sort of reminisent of dream catcher or even darning socks!



In between working on these, I have been teaching a face painting class so when I get the final piece ready, I will post that one too.

14 comments:

Carol said...

They all look wonderful.

Deepa said...

Wow!! so many ideas...love the ones with beads.
Deepa

Deborah said...

All of these are beautiful! I have something for you on my blog.

DAnna said...

These are incredible! Great work.

PeggyR said...

Those are great and wonderful ideas! I did lutradur and it's posted on my blog and not too long ago either.

PeggyR said...

My piece is here http://mixedmediaartbypeggyr.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-03-04T11%3A29%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=7 scroll down the page. I gave it to a friend!

quiltcrazygal said...

I just LOVE these ATCs! They are wonderful! I have some Lutradur and I need to play with it also:) Thanks for sharing:) Jenna Louise

Quilters Cottage Norfolk said...

These are wonderful ATC's if you ever want to swap, I'm there for you!!
best wishes,
Jane C

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

OMG these are knock down awesome ATCs...I have a package of Lutradur also and now after I finish my grandson's dino wall hanging I will dive right into playing!!! The possibilities are incredible...have you created any photo transfers? Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Patty Skypants said...

Yes, yes, like PeggyR said ("gave it to a friend"). #2 is my fave. You still have my address, right?? xxoo Patty

Edzellinni said...

They are gorgeous! I loooove lutradur...haven't used it lately (hoarding my last little piece like a squirrel)! wonder which one will turn up in my mailbox? Can;t wait!

Angelcat said...

Your ATCs are gorgeous!

Shasta said...

These are wonderful. I'm already jealous of the recipients. So many great ideas - I haven't used lutrador, but I can picture these techniques in other mediums.

Chrystal S said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow!