Sunday, April 20, 2008
April TIF Progress
Here is the base that I made for TIF. It is fabric paper made with paper towels that I've used to clean up from other projects. The base is mainly green and then I cut out lowercase delta symbols in the red/orange and put them on top of the green. I let that dry and then cut it up into various pieces.
Each piece was then "changed" with different techniques. This one was printed with bubble wrap and orange paint. I then hand stitched around the resultant circles.
This one was covered with brown netting. All of them have been edged with zig zag in tangerine thread.
This one I tried to monoprint but didn't like the results. Then I used an orange crayon to do a rubbing on a texture plate. Then I added some of the inside circles from the cut out delta symbols and then free motion embroidered over the top.
This is a closeup.
This one I added threads and scrap pieces of fabric and then covered with green organza.
This one is free motion embroidered in green.
This was two pieces. The first piece I embellished with yarns and wool from the back but I didn't really like it. So I cut it into strips and weaved with another piece that was cut into strips. I added some yarns and ribbon tape in the weaving. I then fused to green organza and used the automatic pattern on the machine to sew some of the strips.
Here's a close up.
This one is embellished with silk cocoons and eyelash yarn.
This one is embellished with green and orange wool.
This one is hand stitched.
Here's a close up.
Now to decide which layout I like. I'm going to put the all back together and attach. I haven't decided about backing yet. Here's one layout.
Here's another layout. The size of this piece is going to end up being 12-15" by 15-18" depending on the layout.
I kind of like this layout with the holes in between. Which do you think works best? I'm sure I'll move them around many more times before I decide.