Art Every Day, Saturday, March 30, 2013
Well, here is today's new piece. I taught an embellishment class all day so I though I should just carry that through with today's work. This piece of dye painted batting that I've used for the base was just too pretty to cover up too much of it so, I left a lot of it showing. It is topped with a piece of dye painted Peltex which is topped with dye painted, laced (melted) Lutradur which in turn was topped with a piece of silk velvet, a silk carrier rod and a flower made from a silk cocoon. There is some dyed cheesecloth tucked in under the first layer too.
So, the piece is really just about color and texture. I relied on the textures of each of the individual products to do the bulk of the work and kept the quilting rather simple. I like the weird sense of depth with this little one. The batting so wants to come forward and get all of the attention and the darkest area, which is physically in the middle of the layers is trying hard to recede but the bright, yellow green of the carrier rod keeps it in line.
I just love how color plays in the world.