|"Buttercups Under A Twilight Sky" - 20"w x 20.5"h|
To create this "masterpiece" (air quotes) I used dye and paint on cotton. The whole piece is cotton; no silk this time. I love the way the sky turned out so I left it as a large part of the landscape piece. I couched fibers for the greenery behind the flowers and added a lot of yellow french knots, which turned out to be mostly covered up. I used plain cotton circles in varying sizes to create the flowers, and put in A LOT of them with beads -- yellow beads for the background bigger buttercups and small light green beads for the smallest buttercups placed on top of the other buttercups, all over. There are also leaf beads here and there. I free-motion stitched a quilt sandwich and added two different colors of border: blue for the top half to bring out the blue of the sky and green on the bottom half to reinforce the painted greenery under the flowers. After the embossing debacle I glued on a little bird in the sky.
|detail of the sky|
|detail of embossed buttercups|
|detail of the bottom showing leaf beads|