Painted Fusible and Latte, Anyone?

This past weekend, I took a few moments to experiment with painting fusible, adhering it to fabric, then over stamping with some permanent ink. You all know I love to experiment, AND, I wanted some interesting fabric to bring along to use in one of my projects.

Here is the finished results, the outcome. By using copper metallic paint and black ink onto black fabric, I was able to obtain an “old world” distressed look. Be sure to click on the thumbnail for a larger look:

fusible-sample.jpg

Next up- Before I packed my bags, I decided to take one more glance at my AFF trade in the finished condition. The final presentation will be as if I were handing out lattes like this:

afftrade.jpg and inside will be the kit. LOL! I’ve had fun getting these ready. My goal is to momentarily confuse the recipients! I know, I have a warped sense of humor!

Finally, a shout out to Kay’s blog for her posting of a yummy homemade chicken noodle soup. I made it last night, thoughI did substitute a few ingredients. The family loved it- and, best of all, we have extra for lunch today! Easy, tasty, just the way a recipe should be. Thanks, Kay!

Hugs, Carla

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Fiber Food Round Robin exchange

One night, at the 2006 ArtFiberFest workshop retreat, a group of fiber artists were sitting around late at night, just talking and working. One person suggested we do a fiber food exchange amongst ourselves, we all thought that would be fun, and next thing you know, we are creating our food and having fun!

Basically, each person created a plate or tray and a theme. You send this to the next person, who then added food according to the theme of the piece. The results were fantastic. We were featured in a fiber art Portals “zine” (thanks to Suzanne, who sent me he (zine copy so I could view it), and each plate will be on display in the AFF gallery.

**Please note that the following food items were made out of fiber.

My choice for this project was a retro TV dinner tray. I made the tray and received back the filled tray:

fiberfood-tray.jpg

Here are some other pictures I took while each plate was in my possession:

Elegant appetizers (I made lemongrass caviar)

appetizer-plate.jpg

Breakfast Plate:

breakfast-plate.jpg The egg was my addition: carla-egg.jpg

Next is the Salad Bar plate:

salad-plate-2.jpg My addition to this plate was: saladplate.jpg lorissalad.jpg

For the Dessert Tray, I made a cross between a ding-dong and a cupcake… chocolate, of course!:

dessert.jpg dessert-tray.jpg

Last, but not least, is the Bento Box:

bentobox.jpg I was inspired, so I added: potstickers.jpg and sushi.jpg

I added the potstickers, sushi, and some rice:

rice.jpg

It will be a treat to see each finished plate on display. I will have to take photos to share. I also want to share about each artist in this project and their respective plate. We are talking about another exchange, but this one will be hard to top.

Take care! Hugs, Carla