2011/07/06

La Couleur Pourpre

I start with photo on fabric. My iris was a beauty this spring! I use the photo as reference to keep colors bright and true.

The left petal is mostly done. The rest is in 'production'. I will have to make a thread-matching run today!
Once I have finished all the thread painting I cut the flower out as an applique', make a small 'quiltlet' of it, then mount it on a larger canvas covered with fabric. Love making these! The gold rayon embroidery floss will become the 3D 'beard' on the foreground petal.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the detail. Love that iris!

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