Els Mommers – Water – Raindrops
Now that we are unexpectedly in the Netherlands for so long, I realize how wet autumn can be. I have not seen so much water coming from above for a long time. So for me the theme Water is, at the moment, associated with raindrops that cover the beautiful coloured autumn leaves.
A friend was kind enough to lend me paint sticks and I recently got some small hand-dyed pieces of fabric from her. An old green pillowcase also worked well. Even the background fabric is a gift as is the metallic quilting thread.
For the leaves I cut several paper templates and stamped them with brush and paintstick on the hand-dyed cloth. I have practiced endlessly, with the help of You Tube films, to get a three dimensional effect for the raindrops.
Material: Markal paintsticks, pastels, paper for templates, hand-dyed cloth, green pillowcase, vliesofix, black permanent marker, wonderfill rayon thread, dmc diamant metallic thread, white acrylic paint, some gold flakes.
Technique: cutting templates, stencilling with paintsticks, drawing with pastels, quilting leaves, meandering background, goldflakes glued on with mod podge, attaching binding.
The whole process can be seen on my blog: http://kunamolablogspot.com