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Friday, May 04, 2012

Mixed media collage day 2

Starting out this morning a bit out of focus, like the camera!  (Really a good place to begin, things have a way of evolving and finding where they "work"!) My beads and threads and oil pastels are ready!

A couple of hours later, things are almost finished.  This photo in the morning light is more true to the colors than the earlier one with artificial light.

I may need to add some embroidered vines and leaves in the upper right (below) is a detail of the beaded pomegranate and lace.

It will still need a backing, but no binding, just hand-stitched edges.  I also leave loose ends of threads on the surface....adding texture.

Below is the finished collage (I think).  It has a lot of texture and a border of 2 fabrics...the orange dupioni silk jumps out into the border.  The red backing comes out beyond the raw edges of the top.


Sandi Holland said...

Hi Lila:

I can't find Google Friend Connect gadget on your blog. Wanted to connect so badly :( But I am going to put a link on my blog from this creative colorful blog. I thought I'd been getting your posts for some time now. I have our old emails, so I see your name often. Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! I'm going to change that now. I just love the name Indigo Pears!

lila said...

Hi Sandi! I gues I should try to add the google friend connect!
Good to hear from you! I don't often do mixed media, but the ideas stay in the bac of my mind until suddenly, I have to bring them into reality!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Just had to drop by, after all you have used two of my most favourite things in your blog name, indigo, and pears...sigh.

Lovely work.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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