Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Common Ground

A paper quilt is a strange but interesting thing: a coming together of fabric, paper, and stitching.

For this piece, I painted the bluish/purple fabric paper with Adirondack color washes, used bleach to "paint" lighter designs into it, then acrylics to stamp onto the paper and highlight the designs. I rubbed some Shiva Paintstiks into the designs, as well.

Then I cut up the paper fabric and stitched it to the reddish-brown background with metallic threads.


marion said...

beautiful work!

Alis said...

love the colours and textures of this piece Michelle.
Great work.