Tuesday 27 October 2009

The Natural World - Sea & Fish

This is a layered peice - the bottom layer is a light weight fabric which has been coloured by transfer print [painted paper transferred with heat press], on top of that is very thick tracing paper which has been painted, then it has freehand machine embroidery through both layers. The fish are paintings from a sketch book which have been scanned and then printed on transfer paper.

Monday 26 October 2009

Hello Sweetie

Sweet wrappers trapped behind organza with machine embroidery and in several layers

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Bayeux Bird

Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and stitched in Bayeux laidwork, one of the stitches used in the original tapestry.

Monday 19 October 2009

Layered Mixed Media Sample [C&G]

This is a sample piece I did for City & Guilds many moons ago [1995-99]. The background layer is handmade paper [probably from egg boxes] The darker red, green & blue shiny stuff is [I think] glass paints applied to plastic, removed when dried and placed under a peice of chiffon headscarf, then handstitching - running stitches and loose french knots were stitched thru the lot. On the lower photograph I have played with the colours as it was a little dull and it makes it clearer to see everything. Which do you prefer?

Sunday 18 October 2009

Batik samples

Marks are made with a fork dipped in hot wax [kitchen type, not garden, ha ha]

Monday 12 October 2009

Altered Book - Bows

I'm not sure what my grandma would think of her outfit (or new body) if she were still around?!? [bottom picture]

Sunday 11 October 2009

Reflections from a boat

These are a series of photographs of the reflections in the sea taken one after another at the same spot, but with different settings on the camera. They are reflections from a colourful boat similar to the boats in the background on the photo from yesterday.

Saturday 10 October 2009

Malta - boats

I've just come back from a lovely holiday in Malta. The place in the photo is called Marsaxlokk and there were hundreds of boats of all shapes and sizes and different colours. I love the two little ones in the front of the picture, the one on the right looked a bit like a box, it makes you wonder what it would be like to use it.

Thursday 1 October 2009

Dominoland [Altered Art,3D Art]

This is a painted and collaged games board with domino animals and creatures made from modelling clay