Yes, it is a long time since my last post but one has to priorities. Finally finding time to write a new post. Here are more of my Paris project pieces.
The first three pieces were created using the
distortion of an image of some doors on an upper floor of the Arab
centre in Paris.
I used the hue slider to change the colours. The first piece is a bag.
design was printed onto fabric, free machine quilted then over painted
with metallic paints. The handle was made using wool yarn which picked
out the colours in the panel and then plaited.
Here is a close up of the panel. You will see that I have added beads for effect.
I also made a book cover using the same design although the colours are slightly different.
The design was mirrored so it is the same on the back .
I have been creating a number of 20cm x 20cm panels and one of them used this design yet again.
I made the box frame and stretched the finish piece over the frame.
next four pieces used the distorted windows design which was featured
in the last post but again I changed the colour palette.
first is a purse/bag. The design was printed onto fabric, free machine
quilted and made up into a bag. The handle was wrapped twisted yarns
using colours from the printed design.
again I tweeked the colour palette and created this book front. I dyed
the viscose ribbon to tone in with the purples and this fastened the
front, back and inside pages together.
This is one of my favourite little pocket booklets which again used the same design.
And the final piece using this design is a needle case.
As I have said, I have been creating numerous 20 x20cm panels. I have just shown one above.
Here is another one -
is one of several panels of little fishes. I used a photograph I took
of some little fish carved on some wood. I used filters in PS to create
different effects. Those that I liked were printed onto fabric and
then free machine quilted. As they were very intricate , I used a very
fine black thread to draw the fish. The wavy background was created
using invisible thread so that only the texture was visible and not
distracting coloured thread.
is another 20x20cm panel. It used a photograph of some sweet peas.
The image was printed onto silk then free machine quilted. It was a
difficult design and I am not totally happy with it although it looks
better in reality than it does in this image. I used my Inktense pencils
to enhance the colours a bit and metallic threads to give it some
sparkle - still not totally happy.
Well that's it for this post. Back to an ambitious piece which is going to take ages to complete.