A few weeks ago I asked for suggestions on how to finish my small coffee cup art quilts. Many of you mentioned steam! Stitched steam? Steam with words in it? Tulle? I considered lots of options. I also wanted to add some words and I thought I'd try something new... rub ons!
I found a sweet little package of rub-on words in the tiny scrapbook section at the grocery store. Everything was marked way way down because they were eliminating the scrapbook section. I wonder who thought it was a good idea to sell that stuff right next to the cereal anyway. Odd.
Here is the little quilt, scissors, the rub-on and the rubbing tool (popsicle stick).
Earlier I was wiring some beads. That's why the pliers are there.
It worked pretty well. I'm not sure if it will stay forever, or if it's truly "archival," but I don't care. It's just a little piece of art to hang above the coffee maker, or wherever.And then the steam. I just cut a random piece of organza and stitch it down incorporating folds, curves and layers. I let the top hang over the edge of the border of the quilt.I like it. It's a lot sweeter than my usual style. But that's good sometimes, yes?
Here is another piece in the same style. I added a small metal embellishment to this one. And lots of steam. Wow. It must be really hot, be sure to blow on it before you take a sip lest you burn your tongue. These both were sent off as birthday gifts to two special people. I wish we could share a cuppa in person.