Here are a couple more creations for our Art Sale this Saturday. I haven't put the backing on yet, so they aren't lying as flat as they should. I also need to de-lint all my fibre art!
I wanted to try drawing some cows. I used photos from my birthday visit to a dairy farm as reference.
I just slapped these on my scanner; I need to take some real photos before the show.
THe cows were drawn on vellum with pen and ink, then I added colour with thinned acrylic paint. Then I re-inked some spots, and sewed the drawing to the backing with embroidery floss.
The backing is needle-felted wool roving on felt fabric. I sewed in some beads, too and the hanging loops are beads on fishing line.
Got the idea for this technique from an article in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. My friend Ronna introduced me to that mag, and I really enjoy it!
If you're in the area Saturday, come to our show from 1 pm to 4pm at the Dunvegan Recreation Hall, 19053 County Road 24, Dunvegan, Ontario. It's an hour east of Ottawa, an hour west of Montreal. My friends Ronna and Holly will be there with me, selling their beautiful art, and Holly's talented hubby is going to play classical guitar! Plus there will be goodies baked by us three artists.
Hope to see you Saturday!