Saturday, 27 August 2011

Scrappy Sea Scene

mixed media scrappy sea scene

I know things have been quiet around here lately, but it has all been going on over on my blue hare blog, some good, some not so good.

mixed media scrappy sea scene

Things are starting to settle down around here and I have lots of things planed for Quilt Routes, but I am
sure you know how hard it can be to get back into the rythmn after a break.

mixed media scrappy sea scene

I find that just diving in and doing anything creative helps even if it is not something you should be doing. It is just nice to do a fun activity and get the creative juices flowing.
When I saw this post from Alisa Burke I knew it was something I wanted to try.

mixed media scrappy sea scene

So using strips of painted fabric and an old canvas not needed any more I did this. 
I covered the canvas in gesso, sticking the strips on whilst the paint was still wet. When dry I made sure everything was secured into place with a couple of coats of artists varnish.
It was so easy to do and very satisfying.
Why don't you give it a try?

art quilting


  1. It is hard to believe that is made with fabric! Beautiful.

  2. Deborah! This is very cool! I really like it, and I so agree with getting the creative juices flowing. Just signed up for my first a. Burke class...will try this too, now! Thanks. Have a good day over there!

  3. I like how that came out. I was doing one and messed it up, but I like how you did yours.



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