Els Mommers – P
Inspiration: This Parrotfish is a second in the series to show the beautiful underwater world surrounding our island.
The background of this piece is made in the same way as the previous one in this series: ice-dyed fabric for the ocean and hand painted fabric for the bottom of the sea. The coral on the bottom is also made again from tyvek scraps, skins made with pouring medium and acrylic paint, transfer painted lutrador and lutrador with puff paint. This time I painted some coral on the background as well. Sea covered with blue organza and part of the bottom with open woven silver blue synthetic fabric. Some bits of this material are floating in the sea.
The parrotfish is painted on silk, ironed with “wonder under” on a piece of white cotton, cut out and machine appliqued on the background. Fins and scales are “thread painted” with polyester and monofilament thread.
The whole piece is free motion quilted with polyester thread and some hand painted green tree bark pieces are added for plants. Finally the letter P from Parrot fish is cut from tyvek and appliqued. The rest of the word is embroidered by machine. The piece is finished with a facing.
The whole process can be see on my blog: http://kunamola.blogspot.com