CHALLENGE 2013: This was a non happening but will be part of my next years work as I work thru the year
CHALLENGE 2012 : Each month I will choose a picture from last years challenge and create a fibre art interpretation of it or piece of it using at least one new technique each time.
CHALLENGE: 2011: 365 days in picture.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The bronze paint is a bit strong for my liking so will knock that back a bit. The rest will be the beads and maybe some loose thread. The mushrooms sprang up amongst the dropped bird seed so I need a lot more texture behind. I need some shading on the mushrooms as well. Tomorrow!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
As you an see I have got all my materials prepared .... painted applique paper, painted and heat zapped Tyvek and painted local batting , Loomtex.
This also confirms the picture I have chosen ...... the 'mushrooms'. The paint is still wet on the batting and the tyvek, added some more after heating. I am using a black piece of cloth as the 'background' and have ironed the painted applique paper in place. Because of the materials there will be very little stitching on this piece. Shape will be portrait.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Overall quite happy. Probably went to town on the water droplets but I am sure some will drop off in time as they are only stuck on. Will still keep my eyes open for something a tad better than the 'jewels' I have used. I have also dabbed a bit of glue on top of the jewels as they had too much bling to them...... gives them a slightly matt look which is better.
Back to portrait position in the end as well.
Now the big dilemma ..... the water droplets! The perfect answer is clear glass beads but as you will see from the pic they are too clumsy for the small piece and I am finding it difficult to get different sizes and the clear white colour. My next best option is to use different size stitch on glass 'jewels', much smaller but overall much more effective.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I have photographed it landscape and not portrait as it seemed to be happier that way but time will tell. Once stitched I will definitely be adding more paint, shadows etc. Not sure how I am going to get the water droplets. Need to do some experiments.