Art Every Day, Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Today is my hubby's birthday. We just had a lovely dinner at the Interstate Cafe and are about to relax and watch a few episodes of the Brit rom-com, Coupling. So here is a quick run down of today's new piece.
It began with a colograph print that I printed a few months ago. A colograph is a printing plate made from gluing shapes on to a flat surface. I used smooth heavy cardboard glued onto thinner, smooth cardboard then fine details are added by squeezing designs on with glue. What's so cool about this style of print is that it leaves an empty space around each portion of the design because of the multiple layers of design.
Anyway, I took the print and ripped it into three sections then laid it at an angle on some bright yellow green hand dyed cotton which I set on a light green batting. The quilting is simple, I just outlined the major designs in the print then did some straight line quilting about 1/8" apart in the long triangles of the border. I really like the piece, it's hard for me not to because I liked the print so much. It was quick and easy and has such wonderful built in depth and a great painterly effect of color.
Now I'm off to giggle at the telly with the hubby,