Friday, 12 August 2011

The Festival of Quilts - 2nd day

The Old Brickworks by Mary McIntosh

It is always very satisfying when you meet up with students who have been on a course with you and they tell you that something you taught them helped them with a project or a finished piece of work. Mary McIntosh was on a course with me at Art Van Go earlier in the year and I showed the group what I had been doing with newspaper. Mary in particular was very taken with what I showed the group and created some fabulous samples that were shown on a previous post on this blog. Mary came to see me on the stand today to say she had a finished her final piece for her City & Guilds and that she had used some newspaper in her final piece. Wow!!! what a beautiful piece of work - it is absolutely stunning. The work can be seen on Stand A48.
 Detail of left hand panel

 a page in Mary's sketchbook showing a faux chenille sample made with newspaper

I spent the day decorating heavy iron-on interfacing with gilding flake and newspaper and then running it through a die cutting machine to cut out shapes. I have had such fun, I so rarely get a chance to play and I have 2 more whole days to go - Yeehhaaa!!! How fabulous!

 This is the heavy iron-on interfacing with the shapes cut out - if you look at it for a minute - it starts to look like rows of chocolate buttons . . . .


Hello Margaret . . ! 


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