Welcome to online course Putting on the Glitz and let me welcome our guest tutor Mary McIntosh. She’s been teaching textiles for many years now and is well-known textile artist.
In this online video course, you will learn 4 different ways to add a glitz to your work. From the sheen of metallic paints or translucent organza to a proper bling of trans-foils and glitter films.
Below is the list of the lessons, each step of the construction has it’s own lesson with a video (or several videos) – this way it will be easy for you to follow along – watch, proceed with the step while it’s fresh in your head and easily come back to your next lesson.
The first layer will be adding a paint – from cheap acrylic to bit more expensive fabric paints – Mary will explain the difference and how to work with them.
Lovely translucency can be added by bonding down some sheer fabrics like organza.
The best shine is achieved by using a Transfoils – very shiny layer adding the proper glitz.
Unusual product – glitter film – is our last addition of a glittery layer.
Let’s have a look at all the different threads and ways how to enhance our leafy project with a stitch.
To add a bit more texture and dimension, we will create a shiny cord to use as the vine for our leaves.
It’s time to finish our hanging with a backing and edge finishes.
Mary has made two more project using all the techniques you have just learned and she will show you some details of them to inspire you.