Last week I was intuitively collaging,
This week I am still intuitively collaging (photos at the bottom of the post) However it is a slow process of fiddling and in between paint drying and wondering what to do next, I decided to do some seascape embroidery using cloth paper.
I use muslin as a backcloth support, covering it liberally in pva glue. I normally use artists quality pva but for this cheap pva does just as well.
Then paper scraps are glued onto the surface and layered in white tissue paper. making a sort of paper cloth sandwich.
I used discarded Christmas wrap torn into strips to make random patterns.
After a bit of drying time and ink spraying you get something like this It is paperish but is stable enough to be machine stitched. It can be cut and appliquéd.
Stitching can be as wild and free as you like,
|Embroidered stormy seascape|
I love the combination of paper and stitch.
I also used fabric scraps along with the paper cloth.
On this piece I burnt the organza overlay with a heatgun. making little holes to add texture.
my intuitive collage has moved along, slowly....
These are some of the steps of the journey so far .....
Thank you for all your sweet comments last week. One comment in particularly filled me with delight comparing it to Friedensreich Hundertwasser work!! One of my FAVOURITE artists!! BIG smile :) Ahhhh if only.....
|The journey so far|