I really enjoyed this slideshow.
Monday, February 27, 2012
I ran an Excel macro that sets up a square grid. I used format borders to put in the design lines and the color bucket for color. Once I had a few squares done, I used the copy format tool to duplicate the design to other squares.
Then I copied the design into Paint and saved it as a JPG file. I rotated the JPG file 45 degrees and "warmed" the JPG to change the colors a little. .... the color is close to what I want.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
I found Terri Stegmiller recently and I am crazy about her art. You can see some of her art on my Pinterest board here. Maybe I should rename the board for her since it is mostly her work!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
This first part is ala Gilda Baron. All the fabric started out white (or almost white). I use various weights and types of cotton fabric. The fabric is painted like a watercolor, using dye-na-flow. The flowers are white organdy, also painted on with dye-na-flow. After the organdy dried, I cut out little circular shapes for the flowers....the dyed fabric varies some in its color and the circles vary in their shape. I used pearl cotton embroidery floss to sew the center of the circles to the background. There are french kots under the fabric circles, here and there to add some dimension to the flowers.
The background fabric is over a light batting (Hobbs Heirloom). When I sew, I can pull up the embroidery stitches for a little flower shaping. When I move between flowers I can pull the floss a little tight to slightly shape the surface. It is really very easy and wonderfully imprecise.