"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Textile Art Mosaic - Water

I love to make photo mosaics - in this one I am looking at textures and colours in a piece of work I stitched with a watery sea theme


















To make the fabrics look "watery" I used plastics and chiffons that reflect light, distressed the chiffons so they look like air bubbles and used different coloured layers for different depths of water. The frayed edges show water movement. I added seed stitches and fly stitches to resemble coral

12 comments:

daisy said...

Gorgeous colours - I luv your mosaics :o)

filz-t-raum.ch said...

your blue water mosaic is so beautiful!!!
bye,
filz-t-raum.ch

Gunnels blog said...

This is very beautiful! I like to do mosaics too :-)

Julia said...

How incredibly beautiful. I've been thinking about doing some watery surfaces with felt, and I love the solutions you came up with - brilliant!

Libertybelle said...

This is lovely!

Julie said...

You have some lovely textures here Carolyn. I am really interested in layering fabrics in this way. I've just done a little of it and know that it's not easy to get the effects you are after. Lovely mosaic.

Clevelandgirlie said...

I want to dive right in. Love your mosaics, love your stitching and love your selection of textures, fibers and fabric. A beautiful work of art!

Joei Rhode Island said...

I will have to check out the book....the pictures are very inspiring....
Your second tutorial on making beads is excellent, Carolyn! Perfect pictures and nice straight-forward instructions.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Oh, these are really beautiful compositions on the watery theme - you make the textiles come alive, Carolyn!

Lalhezar said...

Your work is really inspiring and you are very giving of your techniques. A really inspiring blog. Thanks so much. Suzanne

Ineke van den Akker said...

Beautiful! I love the colours!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I love your work, the fabrics look amazing.
I am doing art for GCSE then A level and am currently looking at the theme of water.
You are a great artist and have inspired me
Thank you
Jess X X X