Monday, September 21, 2009

TA DA--Here it is.

OK seeing as you have all been good girls I will show you.
This is the piece of "art" that I started when I was in Perth at the workshop with Maggie Grey.
It is slightly darker in real life but when I took a photo of it you could not see all the details so I waited until the sun was shining very brightly (which it has been doing the last couple of days) and I took another photo.
I am not going to give you all the details as to how it was done because that would not be fair to Maggie but I will tell you that it has copper shim-Kunin felt-water soluble paper-and stitching that was done on solvy.
I think most of the techniques are in her latest book.
I have embellished it with hand made beads- some wire and the discs in the bottom right hand corner are made from rusted beer bottle tops-(which I picked up around the local grog shop) the smaller ones were trimmed down with a big pair of shears.
I have used Golden acrylics to paint the bits and also some Goldfinger in both gold and copper.
I have mounted it on a box canvas that I painted black.




Even if I do say so myself I think it looks good and I am pleased with it.
Update--
Francoise asked how big it was and I am sorry that I forgot to mention it in the post.
It is 18cm x 20cm unmounted.

13 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Doreen, your piece of work is wonderful. I clicked on the picture to see a bit more detail. It looks even better bigger because there is a lot of exquisite detail in there. You should rightly be pleased with this piece

Carolyn

Carol said...

Oooh, gorgeously scrunchy its great Doreen

Doris said...

i click to enlarge the picture too, is a beautiful mix of textures, i like it!

Heather said...

This is fantastic Doreen. It definitely has the Wow Factor in abundance. You have incorporated all the elements so well - no wonder you are pleased with it.

Fran├žoise said...

Mmm... it looks very nice. How big is it?

Janet said...

WOW! That was worth being good and definitely worth the wait. I just want to reach out and touch it. The coppery color along with the silvery color is just gorgeous. This is a work of art!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This was a 'tah-dah' well worth waiting to see! I love it in the photo and I can only imagine what it looks like in person...yum.

Robin Mac said...

Gorgeous Doreen, I wish I were going to be in Canberra a bit earlier to see the exhibition - yourpieces will be smash hits! Cheers, Robin

downunderdale said...

looking great Doreen!

Genie said...

WOW!! Beautiful work Doreen

Gina E. said...

You do some interesting things, Doreen - you're very versatile! I chuckled when I read your comment on the opshop blog about giving your bias binding to your opshop. I really do not need any more, but when I see bundles of it at opshops for a few dollars, I just have to snap it up!!

Maureen said...

Love all these pieces Doreen, you must be really proud of them.

linda stokes said...

Looks great Doreen - well done - I need to get mine finished.