Thursday, September 24, 2015

Have a Seat

Quite a while back, on a visit to my daughter, I noticed this wonderful old chair next door...just sitting there by itself ......Picture time! I love old, vintage-y things and thought this might make a good image for a small quilt.
The peeled layers of paint were wonderful...
along with the old fashion like arms
and texture.
This chair had been painted many, many times.
I also thought, what a great silk screen this would make. I liked this angle of the chair, thought it captured it the best. I pulled it up in Photoshop Elements and made it into a photocopy. There was quite a bit of "noise" surrounding the chair which I removed by cutting away from the picture and in closer to the chair, using white out. I wanted the screen to focus on the chair and not what was going on around it.

I also did some photocopies and then screens of some of the texture in the chair.

and....Have a Seat.....It's a small piece and was fun to do...used up some scraps, made some new silkscreens and worked with the deconstructive screen printed fabric which is hard to use. I am linked to Off the Wall Friday and Whoop, Whoop Friday. Check them out.

6 comments:

  1. Perfect! Thanks for leading us through your process.

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  2. You're right, DSP fabrics can be hard to include in projects - but this screen makes it all work.
    Diane

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  3. I appreciate seeing your process to achieve this art piece....thanks for sharing! my best, joni

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  4. I found a book called Machine Needlelace at a sale this weekend for $1, then googled the author, Judy Simmons, and was surprised to learn it was you. I see your blog posts here almost every week, I never knew you were an author. The book has some great information, even though the pictures and fashions are definitely dated!

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