Friday, July 11, 2014

New Pond and gone

    One of my art teacher friends had a birthday. Terri is one of the most generous people, so I wanted to do something special for her. She loves my fabric collages, so at the last minute, I decided to put one together. I worked from one of my photos, sketch, and used an 8 x 8 piece of batting and Timtex. I layered the batiks on and press them down using spray starch. Then I put a piece of water soluble interfacing over it, a few pins and FMQ all over it with YLI invisible thread to secure everything. Since I was pressed for time, I also went over it with black glide and golden brown glide to accent portions. Usually I melt the watersoluble first, then add the color thread. I soaked the piece, let it dry, and painted an 8 x 8 canvas with greens in streaks (no photo, I was in a rush). I glued the fabric piece to the canvas and added a few silk waterlilies that I glued on. After hammering a sawtooth hanger on, I just had time to wrap it. When I gave it to her yesterday, she really loved it. Now I need to make some bigger ones when I am not so pressed for time.
I took the photo outside and the bottom sky reflection came out lighter than it is. Size is 8" x 8"


Terri said...

That is a beautiful thing. You are a generous gifter. I know she loved it.

Peg said...

Really appealing piece! It highlights how fantastic you are at FMQ stitchery. I'd love to see some more of this type of textile artwork from you. And lucky lady who received such a unique gift.

Vicki W said...

Of course she loved it! What a great gift!