Monday, December 23, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
And something else along the same lines: I printed the same photos of finished quilts on ink-jet fabric (cotton), pressed them to fusible fleece, and stitched them as above. After trimming, I free-motion stitched them to card stock, and now they are ready to be matted and framed (as smaller versions of the larger fabric pieces stretched around canvas).
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
... or Entomological Philately, as I like to call them. Yet another variation on the abstract mixed-media theme, this one incorporating buggy stamps as well as leaf imprints and stencils, and even the dried pressed leaves themselves.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
A variation on the paper collage mixed-media abstract pieces I've been making lately: leaf imprints. It's autumn, and leaves are everywhere. I've always loved the shape and texture and colour of ginkgo leaves (both when they're bright green, and when they turn yellow in the fall).
Monday, October 21, 2013
Adriana likes bags and purses and prefers pinks and pastel blues and greens, so this particular applique design was chosen specifically for her.
And I made 2 other tablet covers to sell on my Etsy site. These were a bit more elaborate in design - thread painted dragonfly and mushrooms done in free-motion stitching.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I'm trying to combine a new technique with an old look - photos of tree silhouettes (from my old neighbourhood, Olde Riverside), stitched through, but on a paper collage background. The old way involved 'framing' each piece with a border of black fabric binding, wrapped around canvas. With this new technique, there's no border, and I even debated whether to delineate the tree photos, as of old (and, decided I needed to).