Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Red Sky at Night

Mixed Media #4

Red Sky at Night

Red Sky at Night is the fourth piece I made using the techniques from Angie Hughes' book “Stitch, Cloth, Paper & Paint”. Blogging about these pieces has made me realize that I really want to experiment with more of this.

The background was stitched and painted (as per Construction Techniques below) in an abstract way. I embroidered both free motion and using decorative stitches on my machine, couched strings before painting the background.

detail - tree

The tree was appliqued and thread painted, as was the grasses and background trees.

detail - grass

This piece was professionally framed.


Quilt Name: Red Sky at Night

Description: Mixed Media

Pattern: Original

Size: 18½” x 13”

Fabrics: Muslin, tissue paper, cheesecloth, scrim

Predominant colours: Green, yellow, pink, 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.
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine

Quilted by: Terry Whyte

Label: signed and dated on front

Date completed: 2009

Maker: Terry Whyte

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