Thursday, February 09, 2006
Decided to scan a couple of pictures to show what else I am working on,
I want to make a panel for my nephew, as every time he goes to my Mum's house he raves over one of my earlier C&G pieces that hangs in her stairwell.
The framework of this panel is part of the piece itself, I built up a textured background with polyfilla, this was painted with metallic colours and in the centre, I painted really horrible gaudy gold and silver lame (sp) with metallic paints then stitched into them, the stitched panel was mounted on softboard and bolted to the main frame.
As I never do the same thing twice I decided to create a texture on a canvas frame with a stitched panel of layered sheers, across the middle.
My first try I hand stitched and gathered the sheers, I had just read an article by Jean Draper one of my favorite embroiderer's and this influenced my choice of stitching, but I had backed the fabric with some wadding and gathered it too much. So it ended up too short for the canvas, I love the finished effect, and I will find a way of using it eventually.
The colours look a little dull here as they are metallic sheers, wonderful shimmery glints show through the top bronze layer.