This is my first art / mixed media art quilt. I free motion stitched six various panels and then painted the muslin. When all six were completed I stitched them together to make one large block. Patches of waste muslin was applied and then shells and sea glass from our trips to the ocean were added. I would like to mount it on a heavy textured material but not sure of what, do you have any suggestions?
I love it! I don't know that I would mount it, maybe other than to canvas to hang. I like it just the way it is!
I think your work is exceptional. If you have decided to use a border around it, I think I would not use black but some shade of blue.
some questions for you
- where are you planning on displaying it ?
- how heavy is it ? does it need more support ? is that why you want to mount it on something sturdy?
- are the outer edges finished ? if not, how do you plan on finishing them (its hard to tell from the picture)
I don't know where or if I will be displaying this. It was more experimental really. Everything I do it seems is experimental since I have so little experience under my belt.
It's no heavy at all! It's simple two pieces of muslin, cotton batting, a bit of paint and a few trinkets.
You know, to be honest with you I didn't know how to finish the edges so I simply added a zig-zag while free motioning - I like the unobstructed edges. If I were to add a border or finishing on the edges I might add copper tape and wrap it around. the edges are the reason I also thought of putting it on something firm with some wispy edges like a loose weave linen or the like.
Thanks for asking, you raise some good questions that I have not thought about.