Friday, October 31, 2014

Lutradur Poppy and Poinsettia

ART PROMPT - #15 – Use Lutradur

Lutradur Poppy and Poinsettia

The Englehart Area Artists hold a yearly Christmas Tyme Sale to coincide with The Unveiling of Christmas.   Area artists and crafters bring in their goods and the sale articles are placed “boutique style” throughout the hall.

Club members are also asked to participate by making one or two 12” x 12” canvases to sell at this event.

This year's theme was red, green and a touch of gold.

The Lutradur prompt came along at just the right time for this project.

I started by drawing on the Lutradur and adding layers of acrylic paint starting with a layer of white and adding 1 or 2 layers of colour.

drawing on lutradur

white layer of acrylic paint

second layer

third layer

For my background, I cut three different beige silk fabrics into random width strips to stitch together. I added a couple of skinny strips of shiny gold fabric (not lame, but similar) and a strip of light green piping to each panel.

stitched panel


I added a layer of thin wool batting and quilted in the ditch.

I then placed 3 lenghts of green sheer ribbon on seams and used a decorative machine stitch over the seam and ribbon.

After cutting out and appliqueing the lutradur flowers and leaves, I changed my mind and decided I liked the looks of the ones I had outlined in black best, so I went back and did them all the same.
leaves before black outline stitch 

black stitching in progress

I also thought I needed to add some dark values so the paint came back out. The nice part of using lutradur is that acrylic paint barely seep through it, so it can still be painted after it is attached to the fabric.
darker values added
 And here are the finished pieces, wrapped and stapled to 12” x 12” canvases:

Lutradur Poinsettia

Lutradur Poppy
See you next time,


NEXT ART PROMPT - #16 – cover up something


One prompt, one project (taking as long as required to finish the project)

It's OK to finish or use a previously started project (UFO) as a starting point.

Make something creative.

Use any Media.

Blog about the project.

Pick another prompt once the project is done.


Margaret said...

Beautifully done, Terry!

Lorette Cole said...

It's wonderful to see your process... amazing designs!