Into The Mystic

6 Jul 2009
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The "rocks" (ovals)  are made from non woven interfacing that I transfered dye onto using disperse powder dyes. You paint on paper and iron your design onto a man made fabric for bright saturated color. . The edges were left raw and I sewed around all the ovals onto the black background and I cut an opening on the back of each one and stuffed it lightly to make them pop out, trapunto style. The blue "water" is hand painted fabric that I machine quilted. I stretched the piece over a wood frame. It's about 26" x 36". It makes me feel peaceful but energetic at the same time.

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KalGal2 wrote
on 6 Jul 2009 11:15 AM

What a great idea! I would have never thought of this technique. Your colors are so bright and vibrant. I really thinks you got the purfect combination of energy and calming peace! Love it! Nancy

on 6 Jul 2009 12:06 PM

So gorgeous!

Jody Johnson wrote
on 6 Jul 2009 9:18 PM

Love this one as well.

edyth wrote
on 7 Jul 2009 6:16 AM

This reminds me of the West Indies, where the water is clear & the shores are full of tiny bits & pieces of glass that has been polished  by the sea.  

Very original & pretty.

on 12 Jul 2009 7:21 PM

This is really lovely. Nice composition, and a cool technique.

on 13 Jul 2009 5:15 AM

Absolutely delicious!

arlee wrote
on 17 Jul 2009 6:42 PM

STUNNINg and innovative

lbgrafix wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 5:41 PM

I see what you mean about the "peaceful but energetic" vibe. Reminds me of a Zen garden full of jelly beans! Calm with a little sugar added! It sounds like fun and maybe easy to make, but still has such a visual kick. Nice job.