Friday, May 4, 2007

Art Quilt Page

I am still not quite sure what to call these pieces. My inspiration comes from wonderful artist and teacher, Lesley Riley.
My "pages"are put together with paper and fabric, buttons, beads, fabric transfers and hand painted surfaces. For now I am calling them Fabric collage Pages, I guess.

I created this one for my dear friend, Rebecca Bunting. She is the namesake of my daughter and Becca's godmother as well. I really think of her as my sister. She is an amazing jewelry artist of amazing skill and creativity, she also loves to garden and is in the process of writing a cookbook and helping to put her second son through college. She is an amazing person and a dear, dear friend!

The fabrics that I used on this page are Dupioni silk(purple) ,rayon(Aqua with roses) vintage lace, and linen (bright green). the doilley is a very old paper one that I found in an antique mall. The quote reads, " Those who spread sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."

This is the back of the page which is a piece of 140 lb watercolor paper that I painted and stamped. I will be creating a book cover, probably altering the shell of an old book to hold the pages. I intend to make Rebecca a series of pages, with this being the start.

For the time being I created a small easel for her to display this piece if she desires.

The feet are oversized cloths pins that I altered with some of my paint scaped, collaged paper.

I hope that Rebecca enjoys this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it for her!


easyjourney said...

Oh those are just gorgeous! TFS xxoo Astrid

easyjourney said...

Elizabeth!You have been tagged! Go to my blog to read about it. A fun little blogging game and good way to meet others too!
xxoo Astrid


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