Friday, February 12, 2016

New Photo Manipulation

Working on some images for my next series of art quilts. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Featured in Quilting Arts Magazine

Here is a small art quilt featured in the December/January issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. The base fabric is Shibori hand dyed fabric. The gold pieces of fabric are hand dyed and then mono printed with acrylic paint. The photo is of my lovely daughter Amanda. I used Photoshop to manipulate the photo and add texture. It is transferred to the fabric with Lesley's Artist Transfer Paper. The brass buttons were a garage sale find. The finishing touch was beading to bring out the detail in my daughter's top. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Slash N Share Quilt

The challenge: Everyone works from the same photo to recreate a scene. This one is a view of downtown Cleveland. Then each person takes a piece of the quilt puzzle and works it into a cohesive art quilt. Here is my original, sliced and ready to share.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Gelli Plate Photoshop Brushes

I've been experimenting with using my gelli plate pulls for Photoshop brushes. This one got a little muddy but I can see the potential for some awesome texture!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Skull Challenge

The July challenge for the Westside Art Quilt Group was skulls. Not a motif I would choose but a challenge is a challenge. I chose a traditional Day of the Dead skull with roses. This is a single piece of hand-dyed fabric that I designed using free motion sewing then embellished with Lumiere fabric paint. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

12x12 Series

The Westside Art Quilt Guild members are doing a 12" 12" monthly challenge. Each month we are creating a 12" x 12" art quilt based on a word. This is the first in my challenge series based on the word fly. The fabric is a ice dye. The feather is is done with free motion machine embroidery. I added some fabric paint to the feather to give it some dimension. At the tip of the the background swirls is a tiny hand sewn pearl bead.