top- string shadows on silk base, squared off lines in gutta, diagonal lines in appliglue and angelina applique, finished off with random free machine embroidery.
bottom - painted bondaweb base, painted black skeleton flower heads finished off with wool rovings flower heads, applique leaves and dragonfly motifs.
The first stages above are from left to right
Part of a silk painting that failed
Wet in wet silk painting
Marbling on paper
The same three bases after completion.
Lace and painted 'snowdrops' have been added. Applique leaves at the base
Dried flowers, couching, gold paint and embroidery complete this floral interpretation
Machine embroidery, angelina and organza have been embellished with beads and appliglue
Marbled silk crepe
Painted bondaweb on silk satin
Part of silk painting, spot the face!
A commercial stamp using gold ink. (anyone know what it means?) finished off with black beads
Fabric applique at base with silk and metallic shapes and beads to represent a tall summer flower
Knitted metal hair, black outlined features and embroidery around the edge finish off this striking face.
As you can see the results surpassed our initial expectations. The interpretation of each base varied dramatically and we were impressed that so many techniques had been applied.
The experience of the challenge has encouraged us to have another go but later in the year