Blackbird Garden II

6 Apr 2010
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I love blackbirds - crows, ravens, etc.  They are a such a strong graphic statement.  This piece has a collaged crow in a whimsical garden setting.  The majority of the fabric has been hand painted and I have used fabric paint and colored pencil for details.

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lin-e-bee wrote
on 6 Apr 2010 4:09 PM

This is beautiful - love the colours - well done. :-))

Anne lundy wrote
on 6 Apr 2010 8:21 PM

I can;t believe that this is fabric !   very artistic.

gail moss wrote
on 6 Apr 2010 9:45 PM

...and it looks 3-d too. 

meta1 wrote
on 6 Apr 2010 11:42 PM

Your quilts are beautiful. I love the colours within the bird.

edyth wrote
on 7 Apr 2010 5:26 AM

just gorgeous & so much deltail for a fabric painting.

jfs wrote
on 7 Apr 2010 11:45 AM

Edyth, the shapes are applique made out of my painted fabric.  I added colored pencil to help define the leaf shapes and make all of the forms look three dimensional.  Glad you like it.

cousette wrote
on 17 Apr 2010 4:46 AM

I love your painted fabrics and the color combination !

Quilnan wrote
on 18 Apr 2010 6:09 PM

This is wonderful!

verlon54 wrote
on 23 Jul 2010 7:48 PM

I was wondering what kind of fabric paint  you used?  I have been using paintstiks but I would like to try different paints.

jfs wrote
on 23 Jul 2010 9:58 PM

For this piece I used Seta-Color fabric paints.  I mix water into the paint approximately half and half then slightly dampen the fabric I want to color.  You can brush it on, or often I pour color (one or more) onto the fabric, pick it up to work the paint into the fabric, then let it dry crumpled in a ball  to get texture.  Easy and fun.