Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New Year Project

I made a promise to myself at the beginning of the year that I would make a 6 inch piece of fiber art each week of the year.  We are currently in week 7 of 2016 and I actually HAVE 7 pieces made so far!  WOO HOO!  I am making them anywhere from 6.5 inches to 7 inches, and plan to trim them to a finished 6 inch size.  I have no color plan or any other kind of plan; I simply want to complete 52 pieces this year.  I hope to post them as I finish each one. 
Here is WEEK 1:
In it I used some rusted fabric, and did a weaving with commercial fabric and eyelash yarn.

This one is a tissue paper fabric, painted, and with some paintstick added through sequin waste.

Made up of torn commercial fabrics and some rusted fabrics around a piece of written fabric.  All the pieces are sewed onto stabilizer.

I have several different discharged fabrics in this one, several blacks, browns and a red.

Again, rusted fabrics, black and a discharged blue fabric which became turquoise after discharging!

I made this one using some of the fabric pieces I had leftover from my black and white piece (Previous post).

This piece is made up of silk screened images using metallic paint, a piece of fabric painted using a paper towel roll to paint circles in metallic paint and some fabric painted through a stencil with gold paint. 

Check back for additional weeks' works as the year progresses. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I am in a "Black and White" phase, and this piece was inspired by a similar piece by my friend, Ann Lorelle.  I have added several elements to expand on her idea, and here is the finished piece.  The fabrics were painted through a 6 inch stencil, cut apart and then sewn back together.  I also included two silk screened images.  Can you find the two images that are different than the stenciled ones? 
I like the way it turned out, and recently make a postcard using my black and white fabrics.  I make postcards and send them out to my fiber artist friends for their birthday.