Monday, 7 January 2008
More sheep and triangles
Had another very little play with the sheep. Moved some sheep (digital shepherd!) to make a long thin composition.
Spent some time making some more stamps to put pattern and texture onto some of the triangles. because I never waste a scrap - I always finish up with lots of extra stamps to use up the bits I've cut away. They come in useful.
This self adhesive 'funky foam' makes very good stamps and even with all the scrubbing clean after use doesn't loosen them. A couple are a bit worse for ware (the hieroglyphic ones on the right) but they have been used a lot for paint stamping and impressing into clay.
I have finished cutting out all the triangles and placed them onto our jigsaw board. The colours don't look so good on this wooden board but I needed to lay them out to keep swapping the triangles about until I am satisfied with the colour shading. They will look different again, however, when the stamping, stitching and quilting is completed over the top.
It represents Egypt with the Nile and it's delta at the top and the Aswan dam at the bottom, a hint of pyramids on the left and a hint of the Red sea on the right - just in case it isn't obvious.
About to sort the underlay for the triangles next.