Friday, September 30, 2016

Jelly Bean Doors

This project is a combination of memories of Jelly Bean Row in St. John's NFLD and Google search Doors images.  And, of course, my stash of fabrics and embellishments.  Door frames are of twill tape and hem lace tape. Some doors are cotton, some are silk.  All were backed with thin fusible batting, and then enveloped with fusible batting and turned, then door panel details sewn.
And then the fun of adding embellishments from my bead collection. The black cat, deciding whether to go out or back in again in lower right door is the result of a search by my partner who swore he had a black cat from a bottle of Gato Negro, from many years ago.  He found it! and it too is now part of the picture.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"Blue door"

I had such fun with this Challenge I tried some techniques new to me.
I cut out many pictures of different doors and pasted then on a background
then printed a photo of a door on to organza and also transferred same door photo onto thick vilene
and doubled some sections of the door to enhance it. I also made a stain glass section and used some blue cellophane and painted and stitched background which I glued on under the doors arch which was also painted and for some sections of the door I used gesso to bring out embossed architecture
I also free motioned some creeper in purple and one in yellow on wash away and stitched them down on edge of door. Painted brickwork and embellished these plants with rhinestones
Thanks for the challenge