|Three x 3|
The theme was Nature’s Enduring Bounty and use of natural material was encouraged.
I used three techniques and made nine 5" x 7" canvases arranged on a 3 x 3 grid.
Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of work in progress.
I started with pages from a book of poems which I gessoed and stained with coffee.
I needed to glue the pages to muslin in order to be able to attach the natural branches.
When I applied the glue, the coffee stain (not waterproof) mixed with the glue and puddled on the paper.
This was not the look I was going for but I thought it worked.
I used real branches from my Linden tree and attached (couched?) them to my prepared background.
The fabric was then wrapped around the canvases.
I reproduced the design of the branches by painting them on with acrylics.
|painted - acrylics|
I made stamps from "fun foam" and stamped on the background.
My background panel was then wrapped with a piece of my own hand-dyed muslin and the little canvases glued on.