Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Angels & Lace

" You'll meet more angels on a winding path than on a straight one." ~Daisey Verlaef
I may have mentioned before that a local church in our area has a place where they sell donated items and I scored a bunch of vintage lace the last time I was there...for a quarter a piece! It's so much fun to go there. They have everything from clothes and books to hardware and dishes. It's so cool to browse and check out all the goodies. I took the lace today and soaked it in some coffee and baked(burnt) it a bit. I'm gonna make some cloth journals. Maybe with quotes or inspirational thoughts inside...the possibilities are endless really. I've never made one but I'm excited about trying!

11 comments:

Flor Larios Art said...

True!
Very cute angel!

Kathy and Carrie said...

How exciting....I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I think the journals are a great idea.

Kelly said...

The angel is so sweet.
The lace sounds like a great find.
Can't wait to see what you come up with for the journals!

Anne said...

Hi, Kimmie! Very pretty angel! Sounds like you found some inspiration, too! :-)

Becky said...

Nice lace... angel is adorable.How interesting soaking it in coffee then baking it.Now with sketching I did the paper with a teabag to make it a brownish tint or to look aged a bit. Ive never heard of this with lace.Thanks for that Kim.I will keep it in mind.

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Thanks everyone! I started on one tonight and it's a bunch of fun. I should have changed the color thread in my sewing machine though :)
Becky, I usually use like 5 heaping tablespoons of instant coffee(just the cheapy kind) to about a cup of hot water, or you can heavier if you want, and put in all kinds of materials, lace whatever for that prim grunge look. You can add cinnamon too before you bake for an even grungier look and a nice smell :) I usually bake at about 200 degrees for 10 or 15 minutes. I always keep a close eye on it though.

DellaRae said...

Love your angel and the quote!

Julie said...

Awe...the beautiful texture this painting has! I just want to run my fingers all over it....& love her face (for some reason she has a different expression than the other girls)...lovely!

Paris said...

Ohhh....that angel in lavendar is darling!! =) You are so talented!!

PS I finally decided where to hang the blue angel you sent me. It's on the wall above my desk for inspiration. Thank you!! =) ***hugs***

Zan Asha said...

Beautiful work and lucky you (!) for finding such wonderful lace! Can't see what you come up with! :)

Lorraine said...

Love the angel!!:o)
You sure did get some great lace!!