What to do with those disappointing screen prints ones that seem too plain?
Nancy here again to share some prints in progress.
I am generating some ideas for working back into some pieces with
Derwent Inktense pencils and/ or embroidery and beadwork. I might
use some gold leaf, or even Paintstiks. All of these media work well
and do not change the hand of the fabric.
Another thought is to mount a small motif on a tiny canvas and then
do the embellishing afterwards.
In order to learn embroidery, I just completed an online crazy
quilting class. Previously I have only done the simplest of
embroidery stitches and wanted to learn more.
Here's my sampler on plain fabric. The course taught by Kathy Shaw
was extremely helpful. Now I think I can tackle some free form
embellishment of these abstract screen prints. These are works in progress. I'll let you know how my experiments turn out.
My work will be in a pop-up show on Wednesday night. So tomorrow
I am preparing for a framing day. Some are ready, others are sitting
on mat colors testing them out. Some will be framed with multiple
images, others will be cut up into small images and framed indiviually.