Marina Pearl was made from a generously gifted mannequin, fabric, paint, beads and repurposed wire from a friend who retired from the power company and saved this from a dumpster. The swirls of wire are intended to make her look like she is in a wave.
So that was the long project, here are two short ones. First, I had a small piece, 8 1/2" by 8 1/2" that was okay but needed a little something. So I got a 12 X 12 canvas and mounted it. It took 4 different paints to get the color and effect that I wanted but, I like how it turned out. I think the canvas definitely adds to the original needle felted piece.
I used two shades of purple, blue gray and a wash of metallic violet gold to get this final color.
Finally, a small fun piece that I made using the edges of cut silk that I purchases as a long sewn together ribbon at a quilt show. I ironed the silks, fused them to timtex and cut them out to make a square vase. The vase is lined with vertical strips of silk and I put a glass with glass blob in the bottom so I can add water and flowers to it. Easy, quick and just what I needed to get myself geared up for the project I am now working on.
4" X 9"
The lined inside makes is pretty from all angles.
Thanks for visiting. Hope you are having an artful summer.