Saturday, 19 March 2011

Strata experiments continue...

I am continuing to work from the rock strata patterns found in Petra. I love the flowing shapes and the rich colours. This time I have concentrated on one small section of rock worked at a larger scale than the previous samples. I have included a piece of velvet this time but it doesn't work well and I wouldn't bother to use it again. I like the use of distressed voile with markle stick over the stitching, it gives it a very textured appearance. The voile that I have left is too shiny and I need to look at ways of reducing that, far too synthetic an appearance for such an earthy subject!
I have also begun to experiment with a larger piece using different scales of strata which I'll share with you later.

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