More Every Day Art, For Yesterday, Saturday, Sept 14, 2013
Good Evening Again,
Here is yesterday's piece and I really like its brisk contrasts in color, line, shape and texture.
I began with the black and white stamped square then chose yellow green and bright white along with black batting to show the block print off. I wanted the two white borders to be wide so that I could add the twisted yellow green strips. I made the yellow green rectangle of background area just large enough to support the block print.
The design of the block print was outlined with white thread then echo stitching was added. The yellow green background is heavily stitched with pebbles and the white is stitched with a small stipple. The final addition was the strips of yellow green, twisted and couched down in curvy lines along the center of the two white borders.
Art For Today, Sunday, Sept 15, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It began with the block printed, wavy cross hatched, black and white fabric and the little bit of black and white with the leaf print. I chose some white linen and some red silk noil along with some red batting to show off the block prints.
The leaf block print is outlined twice then top stitched around the inner edge. The red square is top stitched and short, curvy lines were added in alternating directions on the two wider sides of the square. Both the narrow and wide, white lined sections are stitched with leaves and vines then the black and white wavy cross hatch print was stitched in the long horizontal black lines.
I really like this piece. It's bold yet pretty, architectural yet natural. It has a wonderful undulating rhythm too.
Well, till tomorrow,