Tuesday, April 5, 2011

6 x 6 for ROCO

I have been busy working on my 6" x 6" contributions for ROCO (Rochester Contemporary Art Center).   Every year they collect the 6 x 6 from all over the world - photos, paintings, textiles, mixed media - everything qualifies.   They are on display at ROCO and they are also available online in the month of June.   More information can be found at:  http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/

These are my 2 pieces for this year.

The piece on the right is called Purple Wildflowers I.

The piece on the right is Painted Butterfly.

Both of these are from techniques in "Quilting Arts" Magazine.

3 different fabrics are pieced for the background.   3 different size circles are layered for the big flowers, single layered circles for the smaller ones with some gold lame behind them.  The free form flower design is stitched next, with beads added for the center.

The background is stitched first on this - you can see the alternating directions of stitching.  Then the whole piece is covered with acrylic paint to give a smooth, level basis for painting the butterfly which is done with stenciling the design, adding crystals and stitching for antennae

All in all, I'm pretty happy with both of these this year.   Now we'll see if anyone else likes them!!!!!

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