Thursday, January 5, 2012

Purple floral fantasy

I love working in monochromatic themes. This mixed media involved a lot of stitching, which was quite labor intensive considering the size of the piece 48"x36". It it not easy to reach the middle of the canvas and sew back and forth. I cut the narrow pieces of fabric into strips and hand dyed them. The background is an acrylic painted burlap. Fabric strips were then hand sewn on to the background, as well as yarns and wood beads. Finally everything was touched up with more acrylic paint. The frame was done by my handy husband.