Last week I received three of the books in the mail. I kept them on my desk for a week whilest I sketched out ideas for each of the special books.
Here is what I came up with...
For Lynn's Book, I painted a base canvas with metallic Lumiere paint. I made a fiber embellished piece using organza, silk, yarns, threads, netting and stitched it on top of the canvas. As a final layer I made a square using metallic embossed canvas to which I stitched a fabric inchie and metal flower. I like how it came out and it fits with Lynn's style, I think.
For Soul Brush's Book I painted a base cotton canvas with Neocolor II crayons, then threadpainted flowers on top and free motion quilted it. I hope she likes it.
Finally, for Bab's Book - remember that Altier paint workshop I went to a few weekends ago? Well I painted a small piece of loose canvas using their paints with the intention of taking it home and stitching layers of organza on top. After I stitched the layers, I used my
heat gun to melt away some of the organza. I then put in some really pretty cranberry red thread and continued stitching and defining the flowers. Lastly, I stitched some beads into the centers of the flowers.
All three pieces have "finished" backs that are painted either with watercolors or watered down acrylic paints. Each piece has the process written on the back and is signed and dated. What a great time I had making these for my "Girlfriends." I do hope they like them.
Head's up Lynette - here they come. Three books in - three books OUT!