Sunday, June 19, 2011

Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!

This is my entry for the June Fairy lottery challenge at PAO.  She's a small art quilt.  I sure hope I win so I can keep her.  She was fun to make and has many, many layers.  I am going to attach some pictures taken as I progressed.

Step 1-6:  5 layers of fabric, darkest on top.  Free motion quilt circles so that you can cut away layers until you reached the last layer.  At some point in the quilt you have exposed a piece of each layer.  Brayer white gesso over the top, then use a background stamp with black paint (not ink pad ink since it won't take to the fabirc as well), making sure to dry in between layers.  Then I added paint from oil sticks, Stickles, Golden paints, Dyna Flow fabric paint, MS glitter, and metallic rub on paint.  You can add anything you want to give more color and depth.

Step 7-10:   I used Golden molding paste and a daisy and a flourish stencil(s) to give some added depth.  Let them dry and colored with Golden paints.  I stamped the fairy, colored her with Prisma colored pencils, added glitter for some bling.  I cut her out and popped her off the page for dimension using Liquid Scrap dots.  This allowed her to stand out and not fade into the quilt. Then took some flowers, glittered to make the flowers and butterfly.  

I decided she needed something else to pop her since even though she was popped up, she still seem to fade into the quilt to much.  I found some very sheer fabric and created a bed of fabric behind her to separate her from the quilt background.  I was very pleased with the finished quilt which is featured in the first photo.

She was fun to do and I know that I'll make more art quilts using part of this process.  The stamped was unique to this challenge and may not use that process again, or will I ?

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