Lorraine joined our new Facebook Group and posted:
I’m so happy that BFC-Creations has a FB page. I love the designs. Here’s a tote I made in 2020.
This bag is aperfect example how much different designs can lookw ith diffeernt colors! A beautiful bag Lorraine and love the fractals!
Unbelievably, Jim is a relatively new embroiderer! You sure wouldn’t think that from his work. The Four seasons are 4 separate sets of designs that can be hung separately or together.
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Bernice does beautiful work and so much of it!!! She always amazes me. I love the way she will put designs together to create a mini scene.
From Bernice. Although these were done a long time ago I thought I would show them. The thing I love most about BFC designs is that you can work with them, such as the steam from the engine needed to be shortened. I made the scene using the freebie, and sizing the design to fit the yoke, I also used the freebies between the kabuki dancers, Suz is one of my favorite designers.
Lisa made a pillow out of purple velvet and added some metallic thread to the design. She was thinking of adding Metallic fringe too, but I haven’t heard about that yet!
TUTORIAL: MY EXPERIMENT IN MIXED MEDIA
I’m fascinated with mixed media art but have little time to delve in the way I want to. But I decided I would just do one! It has a steampunk theme since I had a lot of things I could use in my stash and I really love steampunk. LOL
I had some canvases that sat sadly alone by my desk waiting for me to use them so I used one for my project. I was happy with it as it had depth (its canvas stretched on a wood frame) but wasn’t as heavy as a piece of wood would be. Its 9.5 inches by 10 inches so not so big that I might not finish it but still enough to put lots of things on it.
My next task was to find things to put on it. I searched every drawer that might have screws, bolts, etc. I also checked my jewelry pieces drawer. And the thing I really wanted to see if I could incorporate was Free Standing Lace (FSL). I have quite a few pieces – you can use any leftovers, even pieces that might not be *perfect*. The FSL can add a lot of texture to your project.
I hope you will have fun following along and creating your own one of a kind masterpiece!
I have since done a more *flowery* mixed media. . It made of a canvas board as my first project, Lace, beads of various kinds – the flowers are acrylic beads, mother of pearl – charms and beads, acrylic leaves, Czech crystals for flower centers. I painted everything when done with a clear acrylic paint, with fine iridescent glitter.
Thought you would like to see what I did with your Steampunk Hats. My twin 12 year old twin grandsons just moved into a new home and for the first time have their own bedrooms.So i made them each a housewarming gift. The rust color is Fairy Frost. I’m not sure of the brand of the map fabric. I really like how the two fabrics work together. I love how the maps go so well with the steampunk theme. Thanks so much for your unique designs. …..Laura
You are very welcome Laura! You won my heart with these delightful wall hangings. I too love the fairy frost with the map print. It gives a very vintage, but bright look.
BFC1740 Steampunk Hats
Hi Suz, I just want to show you the Steam Punk design we purchased from you that my husband John embroidered and are hanging now on our staircase. As you can see they turned out nice, even though
it took time and adjustment for our hoop (8 x 12) – Dagmar, I only received this photo. If you have more please send them and I will get them posted. Suz
All but the turquoise and the white on the compass is done in metallics… will be putting bronze snaps on the bib.. Mary A great way to use our seahorse Mary! Thank you – Suz
The Steampunk Seahorse reminds me of a seahorse living in the Black Sea, so, I stitched it on a 14″ x 18″ piece of dark walnut. Forgive the sea worm holes in the frame. 🙂
John – those wormholes really make the frame!!! The seahorse looks gorgeous.
BFC1836 Steampunk Seahorse
Marilynn and I were talking and I asked if she had any photos of her work I could post. I was so surprised and thrilled when she sent me these.
In her words:
This is a small sample of the many BFC Designs I’ve done. I give away or sell about 80% of the designs I’ve done over the years. I’ve recommended BFC to lots of others with my same obsession. Keep digitizing please! Marilynn
It’s going to take me awhile to get all the links for the sets!!!
Thank you Marilynn for sharing so much of your work.