Art Every Day, Friday, July 19, 2013
Good Evening or late night,
Here is today's new piece. I began it a few days ago for the video shoot I was doing. The subject was making fringe by machine. I added the brown fringe today along with the brown Shiva paintstick in the center - which was a big mistake!
I've got a layer of pink cotton on top of brown canvas on top of brown batting I did the simple stitching of a feather in the center then added borders in guided machine quilting. I added the gold fringe using 40 weight thread then added the brown fringe using 50 weight thread which is way to thin. I love the gold fringe and will probably add the technique to my bag of tricks. But I was really disappointed in the Shiva paintstik. I didn't add any extra batting to the center area where the feather is so when I rubbed the paintstik on it sort of just looks like blobs of poo or if you want to be less gross, melted chocolate. Live and learn!
Well I'm exhausted after a day of teaching then our 3rd Friday art talk which went on till 10:00.
So, till tomorrow,