playing with paper
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("doesn't SMELL like fish!")
stitching paper to paper
letting images direct where piece is going
making marks on back with oil pastels while wondering, what is left of an experience years later and how do we mark it in consciousness?
Color copy of new version - with B&W figure in lower left. Abandoned brick/grape leaf background.
Using inkjet printer and prepared, commercially available fabrics - I print one copy on cotton; one on polyester organza.
Placed sheer version on top of partially quilted opaque version
This corner is too dark - so paint and ink to the rescue
Made 'suckers' from erasers out of the junk drawer
Scary to mess about with this much time in, but stamped with copper ink and white paint
Finished piece is edged with striped linen and stapled to wooden frame - you can't really see the quilting or the layering effect in this light
Octopus on the wall.
saved backing sheet to use under fabric as stitching guide
Backer sheet is below the green wool. I stitched from back, following lines. Very messy because toner is not set on page. To be continued.
P.S. Hope to fix picture resolution issues ASAP. I have been wondering why my pictures are defaulting to a 72 pixel resolution and looked and looked at my Photoshop settings, but it now dawns on me that perhaps it is a setting on my CAMERA that I changed (the file size while noodling with something else – will check and hopefully fix.