“Putting on the Glitz”

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I declared that for my purposes 2014 was extended for three days. My New Year begins at midnight tonight. Purpose: so I could confidently say that I met the challenge that Anna Hergert and I created a year ago. I have met it! 365 Creative Daily Acts, each one sized 2 ½” X 3 ½” have been executed. Mine are all three layers of fabric with the exception of February which was done on water colour paper. While the there layers are joined in some way it would be stretching things to say that they are quilted. They are certainly collages however.
So – “Putting on the Glitz. In the last 48 hours I have created 31 confections of glitz. Since the weather outside is frightful I combed the house and found some delight Christmas leftovers. It was a challenge to create 31 different confections with limited materials but I have done it.
I started with wide decorating ribbon that is advertised as 2 ½ ” wide and it is very close. There were two different ribbons and one was used on the reverse side so a variety of effects were achieved. Each piece of ribbon had layered on top a piece of sheer gold fabric that had little gold stars printed on it. The sheer was cut 3 ¾” X 4″ and then gathered/pleated as it was zig zagged onto the ribbon, Peltex, backing fabric. This created some interesting texture to be worked with and hence the approbation “confection”. For embellishments some gold rick rack, the selvedge of the gold sheer, gold mesh, gold thread, gold stars originally intended as table confetti and a roll of gold wire stars along with some beads were used.
The learnings for December are that it is exhausting to try and come up with 31 different ideas with limited material and with limited time. It was fun however to push the creativity and to just have fun with the luscious textures and to find ways to make it over the top. I am reminded of Miss Piggy saying “more is more.
Do have a look at Anna’s year’s worth of CDA”s. They are quite inspiring.


About Elinor Burwash Designs

I am a fibre artist, teach quilting and am a quilt judge.
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