Alisha came over today and brought her book cover. It is finished. It is absolutely gorgeous. So, I am way behind. Mine isn't going to look that good, but I have learned several things and next time I will use more color and a few different techniques. I liked this one as it is progressing and I just had a little trouble thinking that I might ruin it. But IT IS definitely monochromatic. Lovely creamy beiges.
After I removed my first rows of fabric strips and my random French dictionary pages from the interfacing, I ironed the piece onto off white wool and rayon felt. Okay, now I had some stability. I also took a few stitches across the piece to add even more stability. And, because I am an overachiever.
Then, I added some more fabric strips (hard to see, beigey quilt fabric). I also took an Indian wood block that I have and stamped all over with the Distress Ink in brown. Unfortunately, as I progressed on the piece, I lost the subtle detail of the stamp.
I am glad I didn't bet Alisha. She is definitely going to win this challenge. Wonder if I could talk her out of her book cover? Naaaaaa.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
- Pam Carriker-Art at the Speed of Life
- TwoCoolTexans Etsy store
- Collage postcards by Glenda
- GlendaBaileyDesigns shop
- Nancy Lefko mixed media art
- Gail Schmidt-Shabby Cottage Studio
- Felted work by Glenda
- Alisha's blog-Alisha Fredrickson
- Gillian's blog
- Jean-Texas Hill Country Painter
- American Art Moves