Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Velvet and Brass Mesh

This is a little 5"x7" piece that I did with one of my Yahoo art groups. The idea was to treat a leaf in a new way. Last year I used some oak leaves and printed them onto black pique fabric. I painted the leaves gold then pressed the leaf into the fabric. It looked pretty cool, but I didn't know what to do with the cloth. The fabric sat around in a drawer for a year, so I pulled it out, cut some leaves, then layered them on a background of black velvet (recycled from an 80s ballgown...yes, I did go to some fancy parties way back when) and contrasted that with some sewable, 100% brass mesh fabric. Kind of a tribute to Krystle Carrington and Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan Dexter...

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