Thursday, 24 May 2012

Yesterday's news - Tomorrow's promises

This was the title for a challenge issued by our local 'arts & crafts' group.  Hilary will recognise the technique, something we saw at a UK show a number of years back.  Although we played around with a piece soon after, I felt we were a bit like a bull in a china shop and it was just okay.  I have always wanted to 'redo' a piece and this challenge fitted perfectly.


Starting with the back I have a layer of lutradur, printed organza (my pic of Hilary's flowers), white felt and another layer of lutradur which was first stitched cross hatched and then cut outs done with a soldering iron, finished with a printed piece of silk appliqued on top and finally the whole lot is held together with beads and micro tacks.  I had a problem as the printed organza and silk are shorter than A4. To remedy I had to paint the exposed pieces of lutradur backing .The finished size - A4. I have done nothing to the edges.  I might at a later stage 'frame' it with something even if just mounting it on board.

8 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful, Phil. I'm so pleased you went back and redid the idea. I see the micro tacker and pearls have reappeared too. It is worth framing - maybe in a box frame?

    Hilary

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  2. Goodness, you've achieved a lot of depth in this piece.

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  3. this looks like something very special and different. i would love to see it in the raw. i really like what you have done. well done phil.

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  4. Lovely piece, interesting technique. I agree that it deserves to be nicely framed.

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  5. Very effective piece, Phil. I really need a soldering iron to play with.

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  6. I agree- there is a lot of depth to it. It's lovely. Did you zap the top layer of lutrador before you put it on top?

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    1. Yes. The stitched lutradur and felt were attacked with the soldering iron and then added to the printed organza and another full layer of lutradur. There is a fine line to how much cut out you want. As the silk applique is quite delicate I cut out a lot, plus I wanted the view through. On the piece that I saw in Birmingham the cut outs were smaller plus she had worked in mostly white with pale colours added. Need to find the pic.

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  7. Such an interesting concept! It gives the effect of a trellis or window in such a different way. Love the use of flower as the focal point.

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