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



  1. October 19, 2010 / 8:37 am

    Amazing,Kim! You are so talanted!

  2. October 19, 2010 / 9:01 am

    I like this, Kim…not only because I love the Catherine Moore range of stamps, but becauuse of all the layers you have used and the colours.

    Have a lovely week
    Sue xx

  3. October 19, 2010 / 9:31 am

    This is wonderful, Kim, I love everything about it! Lynne has chosen a wonderful new team,

    Lucy x

  4. October 19, 2010 / 11:35 am

    Its totally gorgeous and such a variety of techniques and products. I love it, thank you for sharing.

  5. October 19, 2010 / 11:46 am

    Kim, this is absolutely gorgeous!

  6. October 19, 2010 / 12:08 pm

    This is an absolutely FABULOUS piece! For reals! I love this!

  7. October 19, 2010 / 12:10 pm

    Wow what a stunning piece of art you have created x

  8. October 19, 2010 / 12:15 pm

    Kim, that need to be in a magazine, wow it is stunning, love the wire dress form and crackle paint!

  9. October 19, 2010 / 1:04 pm

    Hi Kim. This stunning. I have a fondness for CC stamps and also dressmaking as a theme so you can see why I like your project so much. Lynne M

  10. October 19, 2010 / 1:17 pm

    I really love this piece! It's wonderful.

  11. October 19, 2010 / 2:47 pm

    Absolutely amazing! Awesome piece, Kim!

  12. October 19, 2010 / 4:00 pm

    Ohh, I like this Kim, great take on the theme.

  13. October 19, 2010 / 5:36 pm

    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 🙂

  14. October 19, 2010 / 5:37 pm

    I just love the look of this from the techniques you used.

  15. October 19, 2010 / 6:17 pm

    I just love everything about it Kim.

  16. October 19, 2010 / 6:35 pm

    WOWZer! This is breathtaking…

    thanks so much for stopping by my blog and the kinds words you had for my Masque Macabre!

  17. October 19, 2010 / 7:16 pm

    OMG Kim this looks AWESOME!!! Amazing work sweetie!

  18. October 19, 2010 / 10:07 pm

    this is just so fabulous and creative!! Hugs Juls

  19. October 20, 2010 / 1:38 am

    this is stunning Kim! thanks so much for sharing it with us all. xo

  20. October 21, 2010 / 7:08 am

    That is SO beautiful.

  21. October 21, 2010 / 9:01 pm

    Wow! This is fabulous and so unique! Love this!

  22. October 31, 2010 / 12:25 pm

    I really love this and the title is SO PERFECT!

    Love Dawn xx

  23. June 5, 2012 / 12:30 pm

    Stunning piece, I love it!

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