Monday, April 23, 2012
This is a watercolor sketch creating a simple landscape to feature the flower pot buttons. I used a bit of glue stick on the back of each button and then stitched silk ribbon flowers for each pot. I worked from two different silk ribbon combo packs using ribbons from the Fucshia and the Smokey Blue packs and added 2mm silk ribbons flowers near the fence. Straight stitches using Scalamandre threads
were added. Once the flower pots had been "filled" with silk ribbon flowers, they were stitched to the fabric ground.
In assembling things to play with, I thought I had packed a piece of white fabric, packaged in a poly-bag, but discovered that I had a pair of white cotton pillow cases instead. I cut a piece out of a pillowcase and taped it to an acrylic cutting board. I "quick sketched" a simple landscape onto the cotton with a pencil. I wanted the pencil lines to show through the watercolors. This little 10-inch piece could be a shabby chic pillow.