Welcome to this week's round up of creative works!
This was one of my index card a day paintings... prompt was "forest" and I painted quick aspens
Mainly this week I either did index card paintings or art quilting.
(As usual click on a picture to make it larger for detail)
Recently I found out about two painting link parties on Friday that I am happy to join, so starting next week I will break up the creativity post into two, paints on paper Fridays, Fabric art on Saturdays.
I finished a project, started months ago as a workshop on hand embroidering fabric. We were to paint on fabric, and make marks with different things, like stamps, pens, brushes, etc. It was done months ago... and I decided to use stabilizer instead of batting, for a flat look.
It was difficult to stitch through, and had so many marks (read: busy)
that I chose to do a variety of machine stitching, couching of thick threads, embroidery stitches, silk appliques, beading etc letting my spirit lead me.
so marks on marks, lines over lines, shapes over shapes.
It's a bit hard to see here in pictures so I'll show some close ups to give you a way to see it easier.
It's meant to lie on a table, but now I have it hanging on one of our posts...
As I sewed and made additions, I thought what a waste of time! Can't really see this unless you're close up... It's just too busy,. then I thought, so what. I'm using supplies, I am enjoying seeing lines appear in color, I am trying out textures...
|silk tie leaves appliqued with bugle beads, stem of buttons, leaf stencil|
|thick gold threads in triangles, silk applique diamond with bugle beads|
|silk diamonds, bugle beads, back stitch in purple threads|
|silk hexies, spiral buttonhole, buttons, beads, back stitch, couched metallic threads, leaf stitch|
|appliqued turned circle, straight stitch, circular buttonhole, buttons, bugle beads|
Well you get the idea. At night I am using my purple scraps to do little hexies... for what you ask? I don't know... the zen of making it plus it will go into something!
|I carry it around on a home made board of cardboard plus felt|
On to paint on paper! I saved a frozen meal dish to use for paint water, one side to stay clean, one for cleaning the brush
I painted some things on watercolor paper, one is on Thursday's I Like post header, but I'll focus now on the index card project. The challenge is finishing up today, and I learned a lot, by painting something daily, interpreting a prompt, and that you never know what will turn out to be a favorite. The lesson is go ahead and use good supplies as you never know what might work great. This was a challenge to use a small index card, do something quick, and daily. I'll share some of them from this week
These were not prompts, but I had the cards right there so I painted on them...
this lesson was in using the stalilo crayon to draw, then pulling the ink out with a wet brush to shade it... loved that!
I worked backwards here, the tutorial was paint a rainbow, then ink over.
I inked in the drawing at left, then dropped in colors.
I realized I like the pen and ink by itself, and like it with color on it too.
much to like!
I plan to do a larger version on good watercolor paper as I love the effect... see finished pieces at top of this section.
|prompts: briolette, ultramarine, luminous, happiness|
|poem on lapis lazuli, where ultramarine comes from|
|prompt is briolette, a faceted stone|
linking withart for fun Friday