Sonia Ruiz – Series #1 – Black and white – Sugar skull
For the Black and White challenge I wanted to see if I could create a dimensional look with the slashing technique. I started with a canvas for support then a layer of black background then added 2 layers of white. I didn’t want it to fuzzy because I wanted to be able to see the black lines. I then raw appliquéd a simple design of the eyes, nose and drew in the mouth with a black sharpie. I sewed straight lines and then curved them to the skull shape to try to create the dimensional look and then I slashed it. I washed and dried it and finished it with a black and white polka dotted binding. I embellished it with the black beads that I saved from my daughters old sandals and added them around the eyes, nose and mouth. I discovered that the less detail you put in is better for this technique.