Apr 8, 2018

Semi-Challenge - One more page

This is the page where the prince fights with the bear that was threatening the princess.



Apr 2, 2018

Mar 27, 2018

Semi-Challenge Another page

It is going to be a book. Definitely.

Here is the little prince with his men in the woods.


I had some prints from my drawings printed with the ink-jet printer on canvas sheets.

I did more and more cut outs of the former background and collaged them together.




Mar 17, 2018

Semi-Challenge - Another Page

I am working on many pages at the same time, always doing appliqué or easy stitches.
I think my book will be finished soon if I keep on working...



This is hoy I sew the pieces together. I don't give many explanations of everything because I think that the process is pretty obvious. If you have questions, please ask!


Mar 16, 2018

Semi-Challenge - Second Page "The Owl at Night"

I finished the second page. It is softer as the cover. I only put some cheesecloth behind and punched the borders.



Here you see how it rags out when the book is closed:



Mar 15, 2018

Semi-Challenge - First Page

I decided to do a book and this is the first page. Finished.

Adding details:


Not happy with the contrast...:


I sew the squares to a dyed cheese cloth. I punched it to some paper. 


I added more contrast to the piece with couching and these stitches:



Now I'm happy. I put some tulle underneath and more paper:



I sew it to these layers...


Front


Back, painted with white acrylic paint:


Added one more layer of tulle to the back and sew everything together so that you can turn the page of the book when the piece is finished:



Surface texture:




Contrast before and after:





I'm always asked how I plan a piece. I hope this semi-challenge is the answer. I began with an idea and added to it. I can't keep the same concept for 3 months... I always get more ideas and the piece speaks to me all the time.

Now I will continue with page 2...