Friday, 20 November 2015

It's finished at last!

Some time ago, I started a project with the intention of using up some of my Gelli Plate printed fabric. To do this, I started to piece together a  background of colour co-ordinated pieces with the intention of adding a contrasting bird to it. The bird was made from a pattern that I purchased from the very talented Steph Redfern. I love her work and knew that this bird pattern would be put to good use.



My A3 collage of textiles was hugely inspired by another talented artist, Hilary Beattie. Although this piece has been nearly finished for some time,I couldn't decide how to mount it. I finally decided a giant canvas could be the answer. After staring at it for many weeks, it was time to bite the bullet and mount it. Now it's mounted, I need to find somewhere to hang it....it's rather large!!!


As well as using up my Gelli prints, I used lots of my PaperArtsy stencils and embellished the piece with a ton of hand stitching. 


I love how you can still see the flower design on the fabric, even though I've stencilled over it.


I added some little gold squares of paper to an area fabric that I had painted with Bisters.



So thanks Steph for the pattern, I love it and will definitely use it again and thanks Hilary for the inspiration.




13 comments:

Helen said...

I hope you find somewhere to hang this, Lin - it's gorgeous!!

craftimamma said...

Oh Lin, this is amazing! What a stunning piece of work and you must put it somewhere very prominent! You are a clever lady!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Jacqui Chimes said...

This is lovely and very inspiring

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is so beautiful. I love your work with fabric - so rich and with so much depth. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful work of art. xx

Anonymous said...

Oh, Lin -- you've totally excelled yourself (again!). What a truly gorgeous piece of art -- looks like museum quality to me. I could look at it for hours. Don't know what to say . . . . .
And -- love your P.A. designer badge -- I hadn't noticed that before on the blog, and am wondering if it's brand new. It's everso snazzy - love that too!
Hope all is well with you and yours -- love and thoughts - Sally xo

Angela Young said...

I love it! Lin this is very beautiful. It should be somewhere you can admire it everyday. Well done! You are a very talented lovely lady 😘 xx

Angela Young said...

I love it! Lin this is very beautiful. It should be somewhere you can admire it everyday. Well done! You are a very talented lovely lady 😘 xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Such a beautiful piece of work - and an instant family treasure. It's gorgeous.

Annie60 said...

Your art work is always inspiring Lin a wonderful canvas,,.xxxx

Sharon Smith said...

Fantastic Lin, love all the details and hand stitching xx

jojo79 said...

Beautiful Lin x

Coco said...

How gorgeous Linda... Really LOVE this, the bird is stunning as well as the whole panel!! Coco xx

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Wow! How beautiful it is. Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!