Sunday, April 27, 2014

April in the Studio

I am continuing to experiment with paint and stitching. These leaves were created by scanning on the computer and printed on fabric. The leaves were then fused to Peltex, stitched, cut out and painted. Finally they were mounted on the base quilts. Both will be part of my contribution to the "Northwest Corner" CTFAC exhibit that begins next weekend at the Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, CT.
Sugar in the Morning, 8"x10" mixed media, mounted on artist canvas
Blowin' in the Wind, 8"x10" mixed media, mounted on artist canvas

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mixed Media Leaves at the Norfolk Library

I have been experimenting with fabric collage, inspired by articles in several old issues of Quilting Arts magazine.

For these, I started out with scraps of cotton batting, double-sided fusible, fabric, paper, acrylic paints, and matte medium.

I fused the cotton batting to one side of the non-woven fusible, then removed the paper from the other side of the fusible and added various strips and squares of fabric to cover all the tacky areas of exposed fusible. These were then fused in place.

I added a back to the batting and stitched the "sandwich" together using random grid lines. Then I cut out these oblong leaf shapes and ran a zigzag stitch around the edge. More dimension was added with additional layers of paint and paper.

The hooks are commercially made and can be found at your favorite arts and crafts store.

These and more of my mixed media art will be on display at the Norfolk Public Librarary in Norfolk, CT during May.