Sunday, November 30, 2008

challenge quilt #2 - stellar

here is my stellar quilt - background of black velvet with layers of severely altered paper and lutradur. the orange red centre is made of brown paper with many layers of paint, bondaweb, wax crayon, shiva stick, angelina and walnut ink and melted with the heat gun (using maggie grey's technique from 'paper, metal and stitch' -a brilliant book). the top layer is painted and shiva sticked lutradur, finished off, after stitching, with the heat gun. free motion machine stitched and hand stitched - it has a lovely crunchy surface.
inspired by this photo taken by urbane scrumping i had lots of fun making the fiery centre and endless trouble getting the right black on the lutradur. ironically the right black ended up lacking depth so i attacked it with shiva sticks which gave the piece much more energy and visual texture.
i'm still not sure which way up it should go....

1 comment:

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

This has got some fabulous movement in it Lisette. I love the way the background swirls around the centre - it really looks as if it's sitting in there. Sounds a very complicated process though! Hope you enjoyed it!