A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Inspired by a bargain!

I chopped up a failed piece of work that I'd made some time ago into postcard sized pieces ( 6" x 4"),  continued to embellish them further with black and gold gutta, and finally more stitch. Then, while out shopping on Friday, I popped into 'The Works', and discovered packs of four canvases, 5" x 7" reduced to £3 per pack!! A bargain too good to ignore, so I bought 2 packs, and decided to use up some of my gelli printed papers to cover them with. Having sealed them with acrylic wax, my postcards seemed to be the perfect finishing touch! They are abstract, so could be hung any which way, separately, or together as in the photos above. I'm considering putting them into my Etsy shop.

Finally finished my Lavender Field Triptych, and I'm quite pleased with how it has turned out. I have linked the three pieces with some stitch, as you can see in the close-ups below, but decided to keep it quite simple. A light scattering of red french knots, (poppies) finishes it off. 

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