Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ginkgoes Galore

You probably know how fond I am of ginkgoes.  Just take a look at my banner above.  I've used them in several quilts, large and small, so when the Brookfield Craft Center asked if I would make some small pieces for sale at their holiday sale, I knew they would be my focus.

I made 6" x 6" pieces and mounted them on canvases the same size.  I painted the sides of the canvas to coordinate with the piece.  Some were painted black and some a color that was prominent in the piece. I used my hand dyed fabrics for all the leaves.  Several years ago I was buying up every different striated batik I could find and I used those for the backgrounds.









For this one I used my shibori for the background,










This is a postcard in a shadow box frame.  The ginkgo is made from embossed velvet with some pearl nuggets on a striated background.


The galla opening for the Holiday Show in this coming Friday night.  They always have an abundance of gorgeous crafts, making it a great place to shop for holiday gifts, so if you live nearby, be sure to stop in.

I'm linking up with Off the Wall Friday.  Lots of great art to peruse so please stop by.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Norma
They are stunning! Your choices are incredible. How much are they selling for?
Carole Hoffman

Kathy said...

These pieces are so lovely...and very inspiring. Great way to display the lovely gingko!

Norma Schlager said...

Thanks, Carole and Kathy. The six by sixes will be $75 and the shadow box will be $125

Linda M said...

These are gorgeous! I had forgotten about embossed velvet, I'll have to add it to my list of ways to create leaves.

Martha Ginn said...

Your ginkgoes are glorious! I especially like the gallery wrapped canvas presentation.

Vivien Zepf said...

Lovely, Norma! Someone will surely snap those up!

Nancy said...

These are lovely-so vibrant. I enjoyed looking over your photo-rich blog which I found via Mary Stori's.

Shannon said...

I like the idea of the postcard in the shadowbox frame. I bought one of the pet postcards at houston (fabulous rainbow dog) but it looks sort of lonely just tacked to the wall. I might try this!

LA Paylor said...

oh lovely. Great workmanship and a really good gift to buy! They are each and every one lovely. LeeAnna

Nina Marie said...

Norma - I would love for you to share how you do this mounting technique - very cool! These are lovely! (Did I miss the link back to OTWF?)

Norma Schlager said...

Nina Marie,
I just put a liberal amount of acrylic medium on the canvas, put down the piece, which I had done on Peltex and covered with a heavy book for several hours to make sure it was flat.

Sue Kaufman said...

Love your shibori background! The ginkos are great!

Kaja said...

You have some gorgeous colour combinations going on Norma, and the ginkgos work so well on the backgrounds you have chosen.

Regina B Dunn said...

They are so very beautiful. The shibori one absolutely glows!