June 05, 2011

Playing with a new type of art...

I have been experimenting with a new working format for pieces in the upcoming Saskatchewan exhibition based upon our study session in southern Saskatchewan back in 2008. The working title for the show is Dreaming Patterns: Stitching Memories and everyone will be making pieces the same 12" x 24" size.

My new technique is a mixed media collage with a lot of machine and hand stitching on a stiff background. The entire piece is then painted white and layered, layered, layered with transparent acrylics to come up with a colour scheme. Machine and hand stitching is added on top with various other embellishments (could be beading, tags, collage.)

These were my experimental pieces about 8" x 18" which I was selling at the previous Calyx show.

Called Serenity, this one has paper beads, french knots filling burlap squares, and 
seed stitch acting as a filling stitch.




This one is called Peace and has gilding, lace, tags, and brads.



4 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful and funky. I enjoy the textures and colours. What an interesting series. Hope to see more.

Donna Clement said...

Thanks Nan! Guess I should get working on them...

Sue Bleiweiss said...

both of these are fantastic

Donna Clement said...

Thanks for the lovely comment, Sue. I just returned from the SDA in Minneapolis - did you go? My first SDA conference - what a wild time!!

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