Carol R. Eaton Designs

Carol R. Eaton Designs

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mixed Media: Dragonfly

"Dragonfly" is a 10" X 21" piece I created by combining a few different methods. I started with a white piece of artists canvas which I dyed using the ice dye technique. I started quilting by meandering in-between and over the various colors... basically I wandered wherever the canvas seemed to need some texture. I wasn't quite satisfied so I started stamping with gold ink... still feeling it needed more I added crystals and beads. I put the piece away for a while and when I came back to it I knew it needed purple a dragonfly... or two! The canvas is stretched over a wooden frame. It was fun to create!





3 comments:

  1. I love this, Carol! I have never tried to dye artist's canvas... did you buy it unstretched at an art store, or was it in a fabric store? And did you have to pre-wash to remove any stiffeners?

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  2. Nicely done... not too over the top. Love it!!!!

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  3. Thanks! This piece was purchased by Karen Eckmeier at http://www.quilted-lizard.com. I love her work and proud to have my piece hanging in her studio!

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