Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A fabric page

I was inspired by a friend's post about fabric books and this is my first page
The central leaf is free motion sketched and I have added some fabrics for the background and some leaves cut from lace.  I also stamped some leaves over it.  I have actually done a lot of stitching on this, but I'll show you that in a later post.

I have also been working on my sunflowers piece that I talked about here.
I started again, taking everything down and was a bit more picky about what I put up.
This was the arrangement I came up with.  But there were some other things I wanted to add to it, so I took some off
The bottom was a little bare, then (black felt), so my next step was to take this picture into my digital drawing program (artrage)
I added some text.  Studio of the south was vincent van gogh's dream, which never came to fruition.
Then I got down to some drawing.
I forgot to save some process versions, but this is where I ended up.  At the top is a sketch of the yellow house where Vincent lived in Arles.  At the bottom is an impression of one of his last paintings and under the top sunflower is a section from one of his letters.  I am quite pleased with this layout, although at present I have no idea of how I will transfer these ideas to the background.  I think there might be a thermofax and maybe some needlefelting and lots more free motion embroidery.  I might also add a bit of paint to the bottom sunflower, but we will see.

Oh and by the way I am a bit behind with visiting blogs, but I will catch up in the next day, sorry.

happy Creating!