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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Another Rescue.

This piece really needed something... It started off as a piece of vintage tablecloth, which I'd hand dyed.  Two lots of hand stitch had added texture, but not a lot else.  I didn't want to paint into it; I felt that would make things worse, but my linocuts are far too small to be meaningful on this size of piece.  No, it's not that big...but big enough...

So, I found a piece of mountboard that was roughly the same size, and decided to make a monoprint.  The original colour I chose was a metallic turquoise blue, but there wasn't enough contrast for me, so I mixed it with some white, into two different shades, and added two more lots of pattern.  And here is the result:



Looking at it in an image, clears the mind... I'm going to trim the unprinted section at the bottom, and possibly turn it on its side...PSP says it might look a bit like this...


And then Yet More Stitch?  Possibly.  And I might paint into it, and/or add embellishments.

You can see quite clearly from the mountboard how the printing actually went...
On the principle of waste not, want not, I'm contemplating adding an watercolour wash to this, and then possibly using it as a base for a collage.  Textile, of course...

4 comments:

Julie said...

It's looking good so far Marion. Maybe it needs a little piece of mauvey lace.......?

Heleen Roberts van der Meer said...

I like it ... love that blue anyway ... I think I would go and play with a complementary colour like that burnt umber one .... or like Julie says some mauve ... but in a more delicate structure/form/texture which also contrasts with what is there now ... mmmmmm curious to see what you come up with :)

marion barnett said...

Thank you, guys. I now have A Plan for this... which doesn't involve mauvey lace this time... so we'll have to see...

Bossymamma said...

Thank you showing how you are altering pieces, Marion. I am finding it fascinating!