Attaching faces

I had a couple of comments about attaching the faces to your work. I have put holes in the faces before baking. I believe other glue them onto a piece of fabric, then stitch that fabric onto the block, and then bead around that. I think it is bad CQ etiquette to glue thing directly on to blocks!! I have glued things onto blocks that are for me, but not for others. I will ask around a little and see what other suggestions I get. The holes worked well for me.
Here is a pic of my 'holes'
...and here is a face attached and beaded around. It is not perfect, but I am happy.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jo--I put the cab on my CQI purse with a twist of very fine netting; use a heavy needle to punch a hole in your backing for the twist to go thru. Alternatively, glue the cab onto a piece of crinoline, cut the crino close to the cab, and then sew or bead the crino to the fabric--Jackie Y taught me that one!

Love those green faces!
Lynn, SoCal

Krazy Kathy said...

I thought there were no rules to CQ -- that's what makes it fun!! : ))

meggie said...

"It's not perfect"
Bullsh*t!
I looks bloody perfect from where I am sitting!!
Please excuse the rude outburst of swearing.
As you were!

Oh, & I have a thing against using glue too! It just seems a little 'shoddy' to me.

kay susan said...

Put the holes in first? We should have known you'd thought of that!!!

Sarah said...

your faces look great

Susan said...

Great face, and I like how you attach it, too. Some friends made all kinds of jewelry with Fimo, but I never tried it. I may have to look for some when I get back to the big city.

Barbara said...

what a wonderful idea! It looks mystic!

MargaretR said...

I love these Jo, the colours go together beautifully. The spirit doll is going to be lovely when it's finished.

Gerry said...

Thanks so much for the 'tips'. Holes should have been a no-brainer. LOL

belle said...

Great tip Jo, about glueing the face to a piece of fabric first, I have a face I was given with no holes, and have been dithering about glueing it down...didn't feel right, I solved my dilemma by avoiding doing the project altogether.... I can finish it now :)