Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Art Nouveau Challenge

The Art Nouveau theme was a bit of a challenge for me.
I did a lot of research on Pinterest before deciding on a pattern.
I started with a piece of low water immersion dyed fabric.
I created my stencils and cut them out with my Silhouette portrait.  
Wow, there's a surprise!  I made a stencil!  
I've been doing a lot of stencils with The Printed Fabric Bee. . . 
. . . maybe next month I should try something new. . .
. . .or maybe not. hahaha
I didn't make enough bridges on this stencil and so it was difficult to paint at times because the swirl liked to catch on the brush.  I had to be creative holding down the thin bits, and I got lots of paint on my hands.  But it's not fun unless I get messy!
I had a one yard piece to work on so I experimented with various colors.
I used Jacquard fabric paint and stenciled in yellow, brown, red and even
mixed some yellow and red to get just the right orange.
I always struggle with lining patterns up, so I decided not to worry about making them line up.  If it worked, it worked, if it didn't, it was a design element!
I created several layers of color going from light to dark before pulling it all together with a layer of silver.  Why silver?  Because it was on my printing table from another project.  It was a very complicated decision.  I really wanted to use copper but then I remembered I don't have copper, so silver it was!
 I love how the darker colors underneath bring depth and texture to the fabric.
This is my 12" square for Queen Bee Jackie. . . 
 . . . and here are all the 6" pieces that YOU could win!
Visit The Printed Fabric Bee or Jackie's blog on Friday, May 2nd, to leave a comment for your chance to win big! I am also very excited to announce that I am Queen Bee for May!
My theme is Typography.
I can't wait to see what everyone creates!
Play along on our Facebook, blog, or Pinterest.

2 comments:

utahoosier said...

Oh I like these... so nice! :-)

Carol said...

I love the movement created with the silver overlay!