Thursday, June 27, 2013

From Drawing to Collage Quilt

This is the finished piece: I added several collaged elements, including a painted Sculpy heart, buttons, other painted and bits of cloth. (Less is NOT more - MORE is more)!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Heart Thermofax Stage Two

I screened the heart image onto plain white cotton muslin, then added smaller images with acrylic paint and stencils. After that was dry, I sprayed the fabric with plain water, then dropped diluted paint onto it, one color at a time. (Let each color dry before adding more to keep them separate and distinct). More later when I add other sections of fabric.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I Just Ordered 3 More Thermofaxes

Here's the original drawing for the heart thermofax. (I didn't mail Lyric Kinard the real drawings; I made a good, dark copy of each of them). I'll get them back as small plastic screens good for many, many prints on fabric.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Reception was Fun!

The first shot is us comparing shoes. (You had to be there). I was glad to see our dear friends show up even though it was an hour or more for most of them to drive. Meeting new friends was really enjoyable too, since we were part of the Downtown Colorado Springs First Friday art walk. And I sold one piece right away, which doesn't hurt anything. The show hangs all summer in the City Administration building, so there will be more sales. . . I'd say it was a wonderful evening!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Preview for Show on June 7th

I found that each element in the composition was easier to stitch and glue down if I ironed it onto lightweight interfacing first. I attached the pieces to the painted canvas with gel medium.

One of my new transparent collages

Summer Dance

Summer Dance
One of my collages