Sunday, 9 December 2012
I have never used this technique, though I did a sample for C&G a long time ago.
I lightly coloured some old sheet with inktense crayons to introduce some colour into the snow. As I stitched the white layers moved slightly, so what was meant to be a square distorted. This meant I could not get an even border around it when cutting it back to be 12 x 12. I should have just made a piece that was all layered snow. I painted snow on the hand dyed green background and on the trees. This is probably one of my first landscape pieces!!! Does it qualify for the title of landscape? I was surprised that the cut edges did not fray or fluff more.
I was very disappointed with this piece but actually I am liking it a bit more as the days go by. It has been lying on my floor waiting to be photographed so it is giving me time to think about it.
I found this fabric in my cupboard which I thought was really appropriate as a backing.