Sunday, 15 April 2012

The things you can do with a soldering iron!

When I was at the NEC Hobbycraft Show recently, I bought a kit by Kathleen Laurel Sage who does wonderful things with dissolvable film, organza and a soldering iron. This was great fun to try and definitely something I would like to have a go at again. This is how it looked after all the stitching was done trapping the layers of different coloured organza inbetween dissolvable film.


After that it's set to work with the soldering iron, removing some areas completely or just one layer in others. I wouldn't recommend looking too closely as I have got it completely wrong in places. 


It's quite difficult to show the true effect of the organza so I photographed it against glass so you can see the colour variation to better effect.


And this is what I'm currently working on... watch this space!


23 comments:

Sid said...

Ohhh Carol that looks fantastic, gorgeous colours are being generated by the layers ..... fab !! The body parts are another thing........

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, gorgeous, Carol and I bet it's so much prettier in real life. Love the colours. We saw some of this at Aintree a few years ago but it wasn't in kits then. Great work x

Chris said...

Wow, Carol, that's fantastic! I love the colours and the flowers. Looking forward to seeing your finished doll. Glad to see you managed to get the hands and feet turned. :)

Alison said...

The stitching project is lovely Carol, & I'm intrigued by those body parts! xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow this looks fantastic, can't see where you've gone wrong xx

Sue said...

Oh you clever thing you! Can't wait to see the finished doll:)

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh WoW Carol! This is fantastic. And I'll definitely be watching that art doll space! x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely stunning, love all the colours and cannot wait to see your doll, the bodice looks fabulous. Tracy x

Heather said...

I love your soldered piece Carol - it's gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing the doll when she's finished.

craftimamma said...

What a fantastic effect. I think your piece is stunning and it looks as though it takes quite a bit of patience.

I'll be looking out for the art doll as that looks very intriguing too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh my goodness, you'll never seize to amaze me! This organza number is spectacular and I will definitely be watching this space!!! xx

Hermine said...

Totally awesome and oh I am SO CURIOUS of the end result of the project you are working on right now, it will be fab I know on forehand.

Karen Ruane said...

hmmmm a headless body.....the textile piece is beautiful Carol, love the colours.

sam21ski said...

Wow Carol this is lovely. Love all the fab colours and I bet it looks 10 times better in real life.

Sam xxx

hazel said...

This is absolutely fabulous, gorgeous colours.
xxx Hazel.

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Stunning stuff Carol! The doll is coming together well & I adore that textile piece.Good on you for trying something new. A plan I have this year if only someone would slow it down!!!

Karin said...

Carol your flowers look fabulous. I'm intrigued to see what you are going to do with the body parts;-)

Pia said...

wow so beautiful
hugs Pia

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, that is totally amazing! And I'm loving the body parts ... can't wait to see what they become!

Gina said...

Love what you've done with the sheer fabrics and soldering iron! Very pretty.

Neet said...

Oh Carol, that is gorgeous and exactly what I want to learn how to do. I can't see anything wrong with any part of your work, it is simply gorgeous.
Love that figure - can't wait to see its progression.
Hugs, Neet xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is amazing! Looks like it would be my kind of thing,

Lucy x

Catherine Chapple said...

Carol, that is really good! I've tried cutting with a soldering iron and it's NOT easy! Your edges are so neat!!!