Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Paper quilt on the move at last

I have made a further go at my paper quilt, I may well meet the end of january deadline for textiles challenges. My plan for the true colours quilt was to use my work for my industry unit as a theme. I showed you this piece a few posts ago. I painted it with copper acrylic. Today I over painted a new layer in stewart gill pearlise in mermaid and when that was dry a layer of turquoise acrylic. When this was dry I used a damp cloth to rub back through the layers . My idea for the quilt was True colours - What lies beneath the surface. I wanted to give the idea that yur true colours shine through the layers of yourself, deep or what!!!!All I need to do is find a focal point now. The top one is the full layout and I have worked in thirds and I have some nice indutrial looking bits I have been collecting, from the fastenings of Ellie's toys. I hate toy packaging, it is always a mass wrestle to get them out and for a long time i have been thinking there must be something I can do with them. Here's a close ups. Any ideas on focal point gratefully recieved!

4 comments:

StegArt said...

Lovely, and yes, deep!

Vicki W said...

What a cool piece!

Fran├žoise said...

This is lovely. The colours are so soft. Love the texture too.

Sandy said...

I like it-like aqua and rust together. SAndy