Mixed-media quilt is 5 x 7 inches, "faced" instead of traditional binding. Fused dupioni
silks on a Hoffman batik background; size 11 seed beads; unknown size
of metallic beads around the eye areas; and Jacquard Lumiere Pearl
White fabric paint in the centers of the eyes. Mask pattern was
found on a copyright-free internet site.
The quilt will be sent in lieu of a store-bought birthday card to an internet friend I "met" on a technical computer forum.
This is not fine art, as the eyes are not the same and other areas are
not symmetrical. This is a "Marti playing" quilt and a personal
challenge to only use what I had on hand. I did very well until I didn't have enough metallic beads on hand for around the eye areas. I ran off to purchase metallic beads. Of
course, I found other beads that I wanted!
Marti in Houston, Texas
Hi Marti - We haven't chatted before, but between trips to bring in laundry (before it rains) and eat cherries (before the birds get them), I decided to check QA. I'm not sure if you intended to post a photo of your mixed media "birthday card", but if you did, it didn't work and I would love to see it!
TADA / BC
"To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage." - Georgia O'Keeffe
Tee Hee!!! Thank you. Post edited with photo included this time.
Thanks Marti! It looks like "Marti playing" was successful - and that you had fun!
A lot of fun. I did learn that I will not try to bead around that many small shapes. Sometimes I was beading through several layers of fabric and fusing material, which was difficult. However, I did finish the piece.
It's great! I love it!
Marti, that is really cute. I would love to get something like that. So personal.
Belinda aka crazyartgirl
The card is wonderful! What fusible did you use for the silk? A friend and I are "learning to art quilt" together - she just raised the question of how to use silk. . . The mask concept is great for the fabrics you chose. What a great card to receive!
Fusible: I used Lite Steam-A-Seam 2. I used the cotton setting on the iron (no steam) instead of the silk setting; and of course a silicone pressing sheet. I found a package of many colors of dupioni silk and also purchased some half yards for a project I worked on last year. I started with the mask pattern and knowing I wanted to use silk, went from there.
The quilt birthday card arrived in Montreal Canada! Yeah! My friend loves it and wanted to know how to put in on the wall (straight pins was my answer). It is so much fun to send quilted things to my cyber friends.
marti:My friend loves it and wanted to know how to put in on the wall (straight pins was my answer).
Here's something I've done with lightweight fabric pieces:
Denise in Mendota, IL