Tuesday, May 13, 2008

CBH Challenge May 13 Fabric


This week's CBH challenge is to use fabric, be it as a piece of material, a ribbon, a fabric flower or whatever.
I have lots of fabric projects that I've done over the years which would work so well for this challenge, but I said to myself, let's come up with something new. So my mind is buzzing, looking through my mental inventory of art stuff. And I remember I had this oriental stamp which I've never used (which I thought said East meets West) that says East West Harmony done in both English and oriental charcters. Perfect. My mind had already come up with a faux letter skin (primed canvas I inked with pigment brown stamp pads for a leather look) stretched onto a frame (cut out piece of mat board colored with a black zig marker) with 2 ply waxed linen thread. I thought this looked like an American Indian type of artwork (can't remember what they're called). I rubber stamped the oriental word for "dream" with a black stamp pad, but it wasn't black enough for me so I went over it with a Sakura Stardust black gel pen. Then rubber stamped the word "Dream" (a portion of Quietfire Design quote stamp "Dream with your eyes..") and the East West one, using a black stamp pad and Marcasite embossing powder. This was all done on a bright red cardstock, then mounted to a black cardstock.

5 comments:

Deborah said...

BEAUTIFULLY original!

Faye said...

This is beautiful! I love the look of red and black accented by the gold.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is really unique. Wonderful.

Femmy said...

this is so original and beautiful!! love it!!

Janny said...

Really beautiful!