Last quarter, Karen had challenged us at the Felting and Fiber Studio to make a mixed media piece. I showed you my first piece a while back but I just finished the second piece today.
I started this piece with a hand dyed piece of fabric that I stapled to a canvas frame. I had planned on using it for encaustic painting but then realized that the wax would crack on the canvas. Instead, I added some Wensleydale locks to the fabric with gel medium.
I then took painted fabric and made a few rolled roses. These are simple to make, just wind up the fabric and then stitch through the back to hold them together.
I stitched the leaves, turned them right side out and stitched a vein down the center of the leaf.
I painted the leaves with gel medium to stiffen them. The stem is a machined stitched cord.
All of the parts were glued down with gel medium. It was a fun piece and I think I’m going to try a few more on a bit larger scale.
Can you smell the roses?