Saturday, July 31, 2010

"High Summer"...a new project

This is a portion of one of the wildflower patches in Robert's garden. It's been putting the zap on my head! It's compelling me to try my next "stitched over printed photo" project, as I really liked making "June".

My sketch for this project is laughably primitive, but I'm afraid it always is. In this case I drew it on my nightstand table at 2 a.m.

The center landscape is the main focus, with a dark border and then some 3-D poppies along the bottom and up the sides.

I've got the print finished, after a few false starts. I'm going to use my stitching to "pump up the volume", colorwise...

It's on ColorTextiles prepared silk crepe de shine. (I ordered it from Out of My Mind Prints.)

I'm eager to see how the stitching will work with this detailed of a print. As soon as the ink dries, I'll interface it, and then sew some narrow muslin strips around the edges. I'll just remove them later, but they'll help protect the edges of the print while I'm handling it so much in my hand-stitching.

10 comments :

Deb H said...

I love how silk feels in my hands when I work with it, & there is nothing like silk for wonderful color. I'm betting it will be amazing as always when you get through.

Debra said...

I can see how you are continually inspired with the views out your windows!

Rachel said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this. I've not yet played with embroidery on printing and it does look interesting!

Gerry Krueger said...

I've been meaning to order this TP and try it...this is a good reminder. I have some images of suffragettes that I want to do something with and it will be fun to try... I love following your lead...

Gerry K.,

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I really look forward to seeing what you do with this one - it's beautiful!

Conni said...

Beautiful print! Will be watching with great interest...

grbev said...

Oh, Allie, another exciting project. My horse is saddled and I am ready to ride! I love traveling down these creative paths with you.

From Utah with Love,

Bev

Cheryl said...

What a colorful wildflower garden! I would love to be a gardener in your climate where everything seems to flourish. Your ideas on this are terrific...can't wait to see it!

Plays with Needles said...

POP art...POP goes the garden...Allison *POP*! Aller...

Nothing's ImPOPsible with you around, my dear! Glad to be on another journey through your garden!

Barbara C said...

All those flowers in the foreground will give you lots of stitching ideas. I look forward to seeing your progress.