I’ve been working on a few more mixed media pieces like this one. I have sketched several Montana wild flowers that I use for inspiration when I free motion stitch them on the machine.
First I fuse a piece of interfacing to the back of a hand dyed piece of fabric. Then I free motion machine stitch the flower. Afterwards, I paint these with Inktense pencils and water. This first one is a mountain pink.
This is a lupine. There is a stray piece of thread to the right side of the photo. Sorry – I never see those until I get the photo on the computer.
This last one is from a sketch I did while I was in LaConner, Wa. So now I need to paint these with gel medium, cut them to size and add them to the wood backgrounds. I’ll show you how they look when they are finished. I did make a few more felted coffee cuffs last week. You can see them on The Purple Pomegranate blog if you’d like.
Beautiful Ruth. I love the intense colors. I will have to try this technique. I finally have a free motion foot for my machine. Maybe I’ll do more ice dyeing to try this as well it’s nice to think about flowers now that it is turning cold here.
Thanks Marilyn – I really enjoy free motion stitching and it will combine nicely with ice dyed fabric.
Love the beautiful flowers, look forward to seeing them mounted.