Saturday, March 19, 2011

March: "Sunshine"

As usual, I had several attempts at composing this moth's haiku, using the word prompt of sunshine.
I finally settled for

" Molten copper ballIn cerulean blue sky;Surf tumbling on shore."

My A4 sized quiltlet was formed with the background of Lutradur bonded to blue homespun.
Using a card stencil I laid Expandapaint in the shape of a corona; heat treated it to get dimensional effect and then gilded it.
Using silk fabric and Angelina film I created the "ball"...the actual sun.
Next was to applique the sea tumbling on the white shores.

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Carole said...

I so much appreciate the techniques you used to accomplish this... and the words if the Haiku! so fitting.. how did you get them onto your piece?
Looking forward to what you do in april...

Becky said...

Oh how I wish I knew how to do these techniques! I especially like your sea waves. Very nice

Maureen said...

Thank you Carole & Becky.
Carole, I use Picasa soft ware to edit my photos and there is a tool called piknik which allows me to transfer my words to a position on the photo.
Becky, I just play with small strips of fabrics of different types until I get an effect pleasing to me.

Robin said...

I have never tried that paint... what an interesting look it gave you and quite dimensional.

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Exciting piece Maureen! Great mix of technique and color. Perfect fit with your lovely haiku.

Martha Dennis said...

I love the texture in your piece, Maureen! And why didn't I think of photoshopping my words atop my own ? So much easier than trying to write on the things. Next time...