Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sun # 8

For this month I had to use something from a magazine, stitch on it and make it part of my piece. I kept putting it off because I really didn't know what to do. I decided to go through my magazines, hoping to get inspired and the very first one I picked from the magazine basket was this latest edition of Real Simple. Bonanza! I didn't have to look any further That orange slice was even the perfect size to fit an eight inch block.

I saturated a piece of white cotton with diluted acrylic medium then placed the copy of the picture (thinner paper) on top and saturated that. I let it dry overnight and cut it out the next day.

I had to make a very large face, bigger than any of my others, to cover all the print in the center of the slice. Actually I had cut it away, leaving a big hole. I used my favorite Dupioni silk and embroidered the face with free-motion machine satin stitching and went around the edges with machine buttonhole stitch.

I went over the edges with hand stitching, using three strands of embroidery floss and then made French knots around the outside.

Considering that I was dreading doing this one, it has turned out to be one of my favorites. I think he looks like an Egyptian sun god. I looked up Ra, the real Egyptian sun god and he looks nothing like mine, but I like him anyway.

I'm linking up with Off the Wall Friday.


Anonymous said...

You are so clever, Norma. What a great idea and it's gorgeous.

Linda M said...

He turned out wonderful, love the french knots around the outer edge.

LA Paylor said...

Hoo-ra! it's so cool as well as the methods used!