Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New Directions II - SFA

Here's another Small Format Art (SFA) piece done with Shiva oil painkstiks and lots of quilting and couched copper fibers.
I love the colors in this piece...reminds me of Sedona or somewhere in the Southwest.
I began with black cotton broadcloth fabric. I did a textural rubbing with copper and turquoise Shiva oil paintstiks using a rubber rubbing plate. The oils have been curing for a week while we were in the mountains, and then are heat set. I then began a layering and composition with hand-dyed turquoise squares and copper fibers couched in place with metallic threads. Then the entire piece was free-motion quilted with copper metallic thread in a variety of patterns to add organic form. A gold, copper and turquoise metallic cotton fabric backs the piece, and turquoise hand-dyed fabric completes the stitched binding.

"New Directions II - Copper", Diane Weber, 7 1/2" x 5 1/2"

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