Monday, April 23, 2018

"Through the Trees"

12" x 12: "Through the Trees)
 A while back I was considering giving away a copper embossed piece that was taking up space but really liked the embossed image, so I took a rubbing of it using white cotton fabric and a Derwent Inktense water soluble block.   
Full embossed copper work
Closeup of embossed copper work
The rubbing found it's way into a "someday do something with this" hiding place.  There it languished and waited for the time when I would get to it and then feel free to finally give away the embossed copper work.

 Finally, I set about addressing the rubbing.  I first thread painted the pond with various shades of blue and then highlighted it with silver metalic thread..
Thread painting the sun came next.
Atop the the background of the pond and sun I then satin stitched the tree images.
The piece was complete after I thread painted grasses in the foreground.
To finish the piece for hanging, I attached a two inch green border to prepare the work for mounting to a 12" x 12" pre-stretched canvas.  Once the canvas was wrapped around the canvas and stapled in place, I cut black mat board for the back, glued it onto the back, inserted small D-rings and completed the back with hanging wire.  After the 2 inch band of green fabric was wrapped around the canvas, it left a 1/4" border to the work..

And here is the final work...
Thanks for visiting.  See you again soon !
Always remember, never fear to experiment.  
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
© Linda Friedman 2018.  All rights reserved

1 comment:

  1. Love this piece, Linda! Thank you for sharing the process. Are you thinking of hanging it in the Cerritos Library exhibit? xoxox