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By Patti Brady

Have you ever walked into an paintings provide shop, stood in entrance of the fantastic array of acrylic items and simply thrown up your fingers in confusion, leaving the shop with out deciding to buy anything new to scan with? If you've ever puzzled what to do with all these items, then this ebook is for you.

If you've been utilizing acrylic in conventional portray varieties, during this ebook you'll locate grand, wild and creative manipulations of acrylic that would get your inventive juices flowing.

Compared to extra conventional artwork mediums equivalent to oil and watercolor, acrylic remains to be in its infancy. yet what it lacks in years, it makes up for in its diversity of use. Acrylics seemed out there for artists within the past due Nineteen Forties as a quick-drying substitute to grease paint. In its early manifestations, it dried so fast that quite a lot of brushes caught instantly to the canvas!

Although acrylic has been round for greater than fifty years, extraordinary advances stay made within the learn and improvement of acrylic polymers and pigments. those developments are attributable not just to the efforts of some devoted chemists, but additionally to the paintings of a complete neighborhood dedicated to acrylic. there are various significant minds taking those minute molecules very seriously.

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From the iron-on stabilizer: Cut 2 strips, 13 ⁄8˝ s 40˝, for the handles * If you plan to embroider the pockets, position and embroider the design on the pocket fabric before you cut the pocket pieces to their correct dimensions. Fold the layers as in Assembling the Tote, Step 1, place a piece of batting between the folded layers, and stipple stitch around the embroidery. Trim each pocket to 61 ⁄2˝ s 81 ⁄2˝, and proceed with the project instructions. Assembling the Tote Use a 1 ⁄4˝ seam allowance for all seams.

Note that you will be folding the strip in half lengthwise and taking in ½˝ in seam allowances. If the edges of the bag are straight, cut the strips on the straight grain of the fabric. If the edges are curved, cut the strips on the bias of the fabric. Small Shoulder Purse with Flap by Carla Zimmermann (page 10): Carla found a gorgeous decorative bead for the closure on this beautiful purse. , silk, yarn, floss, ribbon, or beads) and where you place them on your bag. Small Shoulder Purse with Flap by Barbara Dau (page 10): This marcasite button closure seems made for Barbara’s elegant black and silver purse.

Just for fun, I added lots of whimsical embellishment to the center panel of my tote North by Northwest (page 31). Use recycled jewelry—look for beads, buttons, charms, appliqués, threads, and trims that reflect your theme.  Mix & M atc h Tote B a g 33 Assembling the Bag 1. Place the bag front and the bag back with right sides together, aligning the raw edges. Stitch around the side and bottom edges, leaving the top edge open. 2. Fold the tote—still wrong side out—so 1 long side seam runs down the center, facing you.

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