Saturday, March 10, 2007

Bits and pieces

Just a few UFO’s and WIP’s I have at the moment which I thought I would share in the hope it gets me motivated to finish them off!

The first one is from a blog I did recently for the T.A.S.T. challenge Feather Stitch.
I had originally covered the stitching with tin foil and used acrylic paints on top, but the stitching had been worked with quite fine threads and didn’t show through. I took the foil off and painted over the stitches with pumice gel medium. Then washed over with a layer of ink, used a homemade stamp dipped in bleach to stamp out the lizard designs and then rubbed a bit of copper treasure gold on in places.
Red copper wire was couched on by machine with zig zag stitch and the lizards were outlined in running stitch with a red rayon thread.

Acrylic wax was then painted on top to give the piece a shine and to stop it from deteriorating because of the bleach.

This next piece is a sample of something I am working on at the moment.
It is scrim which has been pleated and run under the embellisher at one end and at the other end Merino wool tops have been embellished into the surface. It was then tea dyed. Although it is hard to tell from the look of the photo, the end where the wool tops are embedded is so soft it feels like a piece of velvet.

The last piece is something I have created by following Carols blog 'Textile Tales'. It is Pelmet Vilene and a piece of dark blue Scrim.
The scrim has been laid on the Pelmet Vilene and dabbed with an acrylic Iridescent Gold in places. It has then been painted over with Quinacridone Crimson acrylic paint.

Once dry it was washed over with Indian Yellow acrylic ink. I followed Carols example here by loading the brush with the ink and dragging it across the Vilene in one stroke. Interference Gold acrylic was then painted on in places to highlight.

I need to embellish it further before it is finished but I’m waiting for Carol to carry on with hers so I get an idea of what to do!!


Carol said...

Gorgeous colours, they are glowing,
be caeful, it gets quite addictive layering the diferant colours
looking forward to your next stage.
The scrim and Merino looks wonderful, and the foil sample has worked out great.

Doreen G said...

Beautiful Lynda and I wait with baited breath to see what happens with the bottom piece

Sue B said...

Wow! that last piece looks like it's on fire, it's just popping off my screen. Gorgeous!

StegArt said...

I love watching these layered pieces take shape and the depth of the colors come out. Yummy!

MargaretR said...

Lovely work as usual Lynda. You make me want to spend my money as you are always mentioning paints or inks that I haven't heard of before. I must have them!
Can't wait to see what you do to the pelmet vilene piece.

Vicki W said...

These are all great Lynda but I am really drawn to the heat in that last one!