Els Mommers – Photoshoot
Inspiration: A selfie made as an assignment for the online workshop Art on the ipad by Susie Monday
This time I was unable to find a subject that I wanted to use for the Photoshoot theme. When I was playing with a selfie on various apps on my ipad I finally came up with the idea of using this.
With the help of drawn squares on the printed photocopy I made an enlarged drawing that I taped on my worktable. The next step was to tape light grey organza over it and searching for 12 different types of brown fabric. I ironed Steam & Seam under the fabric and gave each colour a number.
Theses numbers were put on the different shapes in the drawing of the face so it was easy to see what colour fabric was needed. More than 75 pieces of fabric were used to complete the face.
Finally I ironed everything on the organza, cut it out and put it on a hand painted background.
I placed a black tulle on top and thread-painted some pieces of the face and the wrinkles. The background is free motion quilted. Finally some birds are appliqued in the top right corner. The quilt is finished with a facing.
The entire process can be seen at http://kunamola.blogspot.com