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
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