Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Fabric Flowers...Learning the Fundamentals
2. Beacon is the Best! I repeat: Beacon is the Best! I tried nearly every tacky, fabric, (and non-fabric) glues and adhesives I have (or didn't have until recently) and I LOVE Beacon's Fabri-Tac. WARNING: You may loose a layer of skin though. It is VERY adhesive and will coat your fingers if you're not careful. (But then again, when I began to sew the necklaces, I built up my "quilter's calluses" again anyhow.) You can find it here: http://www.beaconadhesives.com/cgfab.html
Don't go crazy w/the glue though! Just a dab will do...plus, you might want to be able to sew through later and a thick application will stop the needle.
3. Find color-combo inspirations! I really like paint swatches but then I Design-seeds website: http://design-seeds.com/index.php
I use PINTEREST.com to collect my "swatches" and then "pick" my flowers based on the color-combos I really like.