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Enchanted Seamstress

As promised I have my first DT piece for The Altered Element to show you. Every month The Altered Element runs a themed challenge and for October the theme is:


If you drop by The Altered Element blog you can find out how to join in the challenge and be in with a chance to win £10 Voucher to use in the shop. You can also see all the lovely inspiration from the amazing DT.

I’ve called my enchanted make – Enchanted Seamstress and she is a small altered canvas panel in a frame.

I covered the canvas panel with some old dress pattern tissue which I picked up from a charity shop and then lightly covered with white Gesso. I used a little bit of Rangers Tim Holtz Distress inks on the panel and then added a bit more texture with the inks and a Crafters Workshop Mask. The button and lace finish the panel.

I covered the frame with Gesso too then painted with brown acrylic paints. The final layer on the frame was PVA and Eco Green Paints Sand, once the paint was dry I then added low-lights with Rangers Tim Holtz Distress inks. 

The image uses the Catherine Moore Mannequin Cafe 3 (which is on special offer at the moment!) and coloured with inks.

The wings I’ve made from one of my favourite products and I think this might be the first time I have shown it here on my blog – it is Lutradur a fabulous non-woven polyester material which has lots of different uses including colouring, stitching into and burning – all of which I have done here!

Before I go you might be interested to know that Lynne has a REDUCED section that she has been adding to in the shop. It is to make way for new stock – so time to go a shopping I think LOL!

Thanks for popping by.

Have a lovely day.



Stamps – Catherine Moore Mannequin Cafe 3; Studio G Alpha

Ink – Staz-on; Archival 

Usual Suspects – Golden Gel; scissors

Other – Gesso; Small Canvas Panel In Frame; Eco Green Paints Sand; Rangers Tim Holtz Distress inks; Crafters Workshop Mask; Button; Lace; Lutradur CS700 (70); PVA; Thread; Wire; Acetate; Sewing machine; Dress Pattern tissue

26 thoughts on “Enchanted Seamstress”

  1. Nice work Teamie…teamy whatever lol.. i love that idea for the wings.. lace.. never considered it before.. nice crackle on the frame too… YAY .. our first month is going well 🙂

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