Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tapestry Panel by Paula Tidman

Another project using these delicious new Lynne Perrella stamps, they are becoming a firm favourite of mine, as they really get the creative juices flowing. I’m watching the Borgias at the moment and I wanted to make something with a rich opulent feel. I cut up some pieces of fabric and used Bondaweb to adhere them to an old piece of curtain fabric. I stitched around each piece of fabric but you don’t have to do this, you can use a good fabric glue or just the Bondaweb on its own.

I then painted two coats of gesso on some calico and used black Archival ink to stamp my images. These were then coloured in using Distress inks and some Prismacolor pencils. More Bondaweb was used to stop the images moving whilst I stitched them. I added a vintage key, a yoyo flower and some chiffon rose trim to finish.

I haven’t decided what to do with the panel yet, whether to make a bag, or hanging - any suggestions folks?



  1. oooh definitely a bag, its gorgeous, loving your material makes Paula and this one is very opulent, gorgeous. xx

  2. This has a gothic quality to it I really like. How about using it as the front cover of a journal or altered book?

  3. This would look stunning in an old ornate wooden frame! Real Tudor/Stuart style! Great idea with the calico. Thanks for sharing this with us. Hugs, Buttons x

  4. Such gorgeous, rich fabrics... beautiful piece. I'm coveting the Lynn Perella stamps badly at the moment - just got to save up first!
    Alison x

  5. Gorgeous Paula, as always :o) xx

  6. I really love this, its so opulent!!!! I wouldn't have thought of gesso-ing the calico first, thanks for the tip! x

  7. This is just gorgeous - the colours are so beautiful and rich. I think I would have it as a hanging in my craft room so I could enjoy it every day.


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