Thursday, February 24, 2011

More Mosaic Fun!

I had
some fabric leftover from our mosaic meeting, and decided to play with it.  First I took all the sort of directional pieces and laid them out on a grey background. I had envisioned looking out from a tunnel, but I think it looks like one of those pictures they get from the space telescope!  I'm seeing spirals with beads and maybe some glitter.

The rest of the squares were mostly all orange with some cloudy bits, so I went with that!  Not sure where this one's headed, but I'm remembering a drive through the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge at sunset about a year ago...

Then it was time to play with my original piece, which I had known almost immediately what I'd do.  Here is the result.
I  plan to add some beads around the edge just for an accent.  I dislike a vacuum as much as nature does.

(more about this one at my blog)

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Mosaic Project

Art C Girlz had a Mosaic project night, led by Kathi. I was home sick, so I didn't get to do it with everyone else. So, I tried it on my own tonight. OK, I'm a bit too "Type A" because I grew increasingly frustrated with trying to get my shapes to exactly line up - they wouldn't and didn't seem to be all the same size - supposedly 1" square. Anyway - my attempts are shown below.

This is my orignal fabric - a batik.

This is the new arrangement of all the fabric squares. I left black showing between all the tiles for 2 reasons - to even out the squares and to make it look like stained glass. I don't know if this is the intent of the project, but it is what I came up with.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mosaic Project

Kathi and Sharon discuss fabric choices
At the February meeting, Kathi asked the rest of us to test a project she is developing.  We all agreed this is a winner!

Each of us selected a fun piece of fabric and applied fusible webbing.

Then we cut it up into little squares.

Then we arranged and rearranged them until we liked it.

Kathi had some she had started while developing the process to share with us.  This one just sparkles!  There are more on her blog.


Now we have a neat canvas to play with! 

We apologize that none of us thought of taking pictures of the fabric before we cut it.  (and an apology to Sharon as there isn't a picture of hers after she fused it)

Come back soon to see the completed works!