Monday, November 28, 2011

Old.....or New??? [and a bit of blue]


I have been totally engrossed in texture lately.  Yes, I'm still playing with my texture workshop from Fibre in Form - it's more fun than I can explain!!   This is my latest textured piece, made into a triangular vase/vessel.  I found a bottle to fit inside which gives it weight.  Unfortunately, the artificial bloom is all I have at the moment to add to the setting.  This piece is supposed to look like it belonged in another century, so I hope that is the case upon viewing............LOL..........

This group of photos might show some of the steps that have gone into making the vessel.  I began with an A4 sized piece of the green cotton duck.  After that, well, there was Gesso, texture paste [pushed through my own hand cut stencil], mulberry bark, writing ink, bleach, gold acrylic paint, stitching, scrunched up painted metal foil, glitter, and some very sore fingers after the final stitching up stage!!  I can't recall how many times I went back to this, but it was a LOT.  I have made a pact with myself to at least have some sort of plan next time, before I start plastering stuff all over a piece of fabric and hope I can make something out of it, ie it would have been much easier to stitch together without the mulberry bark so close to the perimeters of each piece.  I've used stitched felt and pelmet vilene for the lining, and some wireform inside each piece to make sure it is really firm.

And now for the 'bit of blue'.  This is a small art canvas, textured and painted, overpainted and embellished.  I've called it Shining Seas.  Some of the under colour is showing through, with an iridescent turquoise on the top.  The heavy texture to one side is formed with scrunched cheesecloth.  It was just a bit of fun, and gave me an excuse to add some bling!!

I hope this will be of interest.  I still have more textured work planned, so watch this space..............




14 comments:

Julie T said...

Oh Linda you never cease to amaze me... this piece is beautiful well done you!!

Linda Stokes said...

Both pieces look fabulous - you're obviously having fun with using texture - look forward to seeing more.
Thanks for your comments.

Anonymous said...

Love seeing your textured projects Linda. Its such a great idea for a vase cover too. Katherine

shirley said...

Wow Linda, these are so amazing, the colours, textures and shapes. You are such a talented lady. Love the bling....it is good to see you having so much fun with such great results sore fingers or not.

DIAN said...

Beautiful work Linda - yes planning can be a good idea but it doesn't always work that way.

I know you have mentioned this before but do you have a link to the class?

thanks, Dian

Robin Mac said...

They both look fabulous. Pliers come in handy when sewing stuff from that class I found! Talk later when I return from Brisbane. Cheers.

Radka said...

Oh Linda! What can I say? I just love it!!!!! Your vase would look good in any setting. It really is beautiful :)Just amazing....

Anonymous said...

Linda, the close up pictures show how beautiful this vessel really is. I love it! Laurel

Vicki W said...

That vessel is beautiful!

Wanda-Maria said...

Linda,
Whenever I visit your blog, I admire how you have a lot of ideas, inspiration, and it is your work in various artistic, and I am very happy. You are so very busy woman, you can perform so many beautiful hard work, and I adore you, low and will gladly visit you, I wish you still more and more ideas for inspiration, warmth greet:)))
Wanda-Maria

Anneliese said...

Linda, this page is so inspiring. The vessel is great! It is looking very precious and a little medieval. This workshop must have been super. I like terribly much the surface which you created. It is looking like metal, old silver.
The flower is looking very funny in it, very modern. "They" do such decorations....
I have again fast and never ending internet!

Karyn said...

Linda your creativity and imagination never fail to amaze me. The vase is beautiful.

Iceni UK said...

Linda, beautiful, beautiful textile embroidery, your talent knows no bounds. I love everything about the vessel you have created, the colours are so classical and elegant.
Isabell x
sorry I've been away for a long time, having trouble posting blogs to you. :(

Purple Missus said...

What a fabulous vessel Linda, both the colour and the texture. Very original too. Your work is beautiful. Also love the bling on the canvas, like you, I can't resist a bit of bling. Look forward to seeing more of your work.