Friday, January 11, 2008

TIF Update and Mail from Sweden!


The TIF paper mock up is going well. I started with watercolor paper and covered it with crumpled red tissue.

Then I drew a bunch of my celtic knots. I'm planning on doing these on black felt and using a variegated red thread in the middles.

Here's the top half with a black braid around the edge and the triple spiral I did in paper and painted with metallic paints. I am planning on using copper shim for this. I haven't distressed the lower portion as I had planned but will probably still do that.

Then I made some wonky celtic knots for the bottom portion and messed up the braid a bit. Nothing is currently glued down so I can move things about and change my mind. I also want to add some "stitching" to the background but I haven't made my mind up about that yet. I'll finish the paper mock up this weekend and then get down to work on the real thing!

And last, but certainly not least, here is a wonderful postcard from Annica. It is much more blue than it came out - I agree Annica, perhaps I should read the book about the camera as I am a bad photographer! Thanks so much, I love it.

7 comments:

Purple Missus said...

This is looking wonderful Ruth. Very dramatic. I should think those celtic knots are going to be very difficult to sew - I don't envy you :)

Quilt Pixie said...

paper mock up? do you do this for all your work? does it take the "fun" of the "real" piece away since everything is planned and its just execution then? Inquiring minds want to know....:-)

Jacqui said...

I have just read the previous comment. I didn't realise that wasn't going to be the real project it looks so finished already. I love the deep red with the moon face. The black seems to tie the whole thing together.

verobirdie said...

Thank you for commenting on my piece.
I've read your progress some days ago, and found myself doodling celtic knots during a meeting :-)
Anyway, yours are more beautiful, by far!

Pat said...

Thanks for the comment, your thought process notes are really interesting but those celtic knots look "neat" to me:-) To use the word of the moment I "admire" the amount of preparation you have put into the piece, I will look forward to the complete piece.

Donna said...

Your mock up looks great! It will be a piece of art in itself. Can't wait to see the finished challenge.

kay susan said...

Oh my! This is going to be nice!