Friday, 28 February 2014

Yes, it's red!

Lots of layers of paint and three sizes of stencil went together to make this piece. Unfortunately I'm not at home at the moment and the photo Is far from true. But I can replace the photo, I wouldn't want to replace the fantastic week that is coming to a close with fellow CQ members. Lots of stitching, learning and laughter - you couldn't ask for more!



The photo is now rotated so that you've a better chance of seeing the text in the layers of paint. I cut my own stencil in several different sizes and used a Gelliplate to build up the layers. I began hand stitching the swirls but even with fabric medium mixed in with the paint, the layer was too thick to respond to the stitch so it is completely machine quilted!


10 comments:

  1. Great piece, Linda B. I like the way you have achieved those layers of the word 'red'. It's red hot.

    Hilary

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  2. Simple and very effective.

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  3. This really says Red, Linda B. I like the subtle interplay of the painted colours.

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  4. I agree with Hilary - this piece is red hot in more ways than one. Love it.

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  5. You really nailed the colour. I like the subtlety of the letters and the movement created by the quilting

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  6. Love it! Colour and words, it is all there.

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  7. Lovely subtle gradations and great colour!

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  8. the red is oozing and changing colors as it goes - you got it. love the textures and the stenciling. a great piece!

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  9. I love the way you have used paint and the variations in colour are stunning - the little pieces of purple make it zing. Your stitching is great and this piece inspires me to play with paint more than I have in the past as I have been a bit tentative and you have inspired me to be a bit more bold. Great piece.

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    1. You've found me out Patricia - playing is just what I was doing. I started with a fat quarter of white fabric and had fun, then selected the 'best' bit to work on for the challenge.
      Do have a go, you'll enjoy it.

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