Monday, October 6, 2014

Beyond Rubbing

A few years ago in Scotland I made a couple of rubbings in St Andrews. They have been sitting waiting patiently for me to do something with them. 

Finally inspiration has come and with a few free days and a need to create, the moment has come.

This was made with a gold Shiva Stick and was from a small gravestone of a child I think.
I laid the rubbing on another piece of the same poplin fabric so any excess paint would soak through and could be used for the back.

I probably should have used thicker paint so it wouldn't bleed but I liked the effect.

The back piece was a bit mottled so I gave it an extra wash  of paint to tie it all together.

 I quilted around the main leaves with a 12wt Aurifil Thread (ignoring the bleeding paint)
 For the internal fill quilting I used a finer thread and an ivy leaf design

 The outside fill design was a little trio of seeds

 As is usual for me - when the quilting was finished I wanted to do more so I filled a sponge roller with a russet paint and rolled it lightly over the outside fill design.

I will trim it to 12" square so it may appear in next year's SAQA Auction unless it sells before. 
A fun couple of days playing and great free motion quilting practice as a bonus.


Shelly Stokes said...

This is just beautiful, Lisa. It's so inspiring to see what can happen when we simply sit down and PLAY!

Robbie said...

Seeing the transition is amazing...

Robbie said...

Seeing the transition is amazing...