Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fabric painting

The artists at Every Day Matters are constantly challenging and inspiring me. Shirley reminded me that I had Paintstiks hidden in my studio. They are oil sticks that can be used on fabric. It's hard to see the colors on this piece as I hid them under the stitching. However, the shape which I drew during my figure drawing session shows up. I cut the shape out of freezer paper, ironed it down and, with a stencil brush, added the color. Since I'm giving myself the permission to experiment, I added the dense stitching instead of just an outline and then quilted it with invisible thread on fabric that I had painted.

6 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

This is lovely. The stitching around them reminds me of an aura. I like it very much! nancy

Shirley said...

I love it!!! Isn't it fun to use new art tools? What next? We need to continue you to share our explorations. I took my thermofax class and came home and screen printed my QJP#6. It will get posted to my blog soon....

raena said...

Awesomeness! Very creative!

Revelle Taillon said...

I really love this!

. said...

Very neat and inspirational to me, very nice stitch work and I like the drawings (looks lik eshe is dancing)

Alex said...

I love it! It's graceful stitch work!