Mixed Media #2
This is another piece that was made using Angie Hughes' techniques that she made as a book cover in her book titled Stitch, Cloth, Paper & Paint. See Construction Techniques below.
I started this piece pretty much as outlined in the book and then added my own decorative touches.
Someone gave me a bag of little crocheted flowers that I thought would be just right for this piece, glued them on and then painted with acrylics. Mother of pearl pieces (beads) were stitched and glued on for leaves.
I zigzagged the edges and then wrapped the back with some cheesecloth I had previously dyed. I brought is around to the front to frame the piece and free motion quilted it down.
Quilt Name: Pansies
Description: Mixed Media
Pattern: Tutorial from Angie Hughes
Size: 12 ½” x 10”
Fabrics: Muslin, tissue paper, scrim, cheesecloth
Predominant colours: Green, purple
Construction Techniques: Muslin was soaked in a water/glue mixture and left to dry. When it was dry, tissue paper and scrim was added and left to dry again. Machine stitching came next including some couched strings and then gesso sealed the surface to make prepare it for the acrylic paints.
Back: Hand dyed cheesecloth
Binding: Edges zigzagged, then the back was wrapped with hand dyed cheesecloth brought around to the front and free motion quilted it down.
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Label: signed and dated since picture was taken
Date completed: 2009
Maker: Terry Whyte