Then Lin Brown blogged her fabulous book that she created after being lucky enough to go on a Beryl course. My desire to create something was reignited and I quizzed Lin about her work.
I could never in my wildest dreams be a Beryl because, by nature, I am impulsive and a bit slapdash. Beryls work is carefully thought out and beautifully neat and detailed.
But, I can do a me influenced by Beryl and here it is.
First I did a pastel gelli plate pattern and transferred it to some cotton fabric.
Next I embossed a pattern onto watercolour paper and die cut a heart.
I painted the heart with PA fresco and Treasure gilded it.
I mounted the heart onto shiny fabric and sewed it to the cotton background. I free embroidered some of the flowers (badly) and attached some sari silk strips.
Next I hand sewed beads onto the heart and onto the sari silk and attached a metal heart charm.
I mounted the whole thing onto more silky fabric and then onto brown hessian. I stamped Art comes from the heart onto paper, distressed it a bit and mounted this also onto hessian and silk.
With a PA 10 x10 canvas I painted around the edges with frescoes and glued a Chatsworth paper on the front for my background. Then Treasure Gilded the edges and mounted everything, adding a bit of manuscript paper and extra sari silk.
Here it is getting to know the wall hanging and the ducks.
Pleased with my efforts but not a Beryl yet!
I loved Lin's book, but I don't know the work of Beryl (to my shame). I really must Google that book and take a peek at her work. I love this project. It's full of all sorts of really interesting ideas and techniques. I love the sari silk. I've seen it mentioned by other crafters; where do you get it from? The ducks seem to be enjoying having this new addition to the wall and I can see why. I love it, Hazel. Julie Ann xxxReplyDelete
Hazel, it is beautiful & the canvas is a perfect background. You should be very proud of your fabric artwork. I don't know Beryl's work either, but now that you've reminded me, I must check her out.ReplyDelete
I only know her through Lin's book. but your project is fabulous and it looks great with your ducks!ReplyDelete
It looks fabulous Hazel! Really stunning colours and wonderful changes of texture. I bought a big bundle of sari silk that I'm gradually eating away at. It's lovely stuff for crafting isn't it. Love the gelli design onto fabric!ReplyDelete
Hazel this is stunning. I love all the colours, the beadwork and embroidery as well as all the lovely layers and texture. It all comes together to make a truly fabulous piece of art that can be a wonderful keepsake. XxxxReplyDelete
Oh my word Hazel, this is gorgeous, looks like you could have been on Beryl's class after all. You are better at using Beryl's colour palette than I am and what a great idea to make a wall hanging instead of a book.....beautiful.ReplyDelete
This is exquisite Hazel, such a wonderful piece of art!ReplyDelete
STUNNING wall hanging, beautiful and exquisite embroidery, love the addition of beads and FME. Love what you have created, a wonderful keepsake. Fantastic pair of dcuk's, they look extremely tactile :-) xxxReplyDelete
One of my fave books too! Was also green eyed about Lin doing a BT course. Gorgeous piece you made mrs!ReplyDelete
I think it's really beautiful, Hazel. The sari strips make a wonderful frame for your gorgeous textured heart, and all the layers are beautiful. I didn't know about Beryl Taylor until I saw Lin's post - but you can be sure I'm doing some investigating now!ReplyDelete
Ooooh this looks gorgeous adhered to that lovely canvas background Hazel, lovely to see it on display too xxxReplyDelete