If you have been following along this summer, you will know that I have played with a variety of techniques, but there has been one thing in my mind that I have been heading for…..
SADIE THE SADDLEBILL STORK!!
To refresh your memory, I took a photo of Sadie when we were traveling last year in Mozambique….
Back in December, I collaged the stork and then started working on the background. It took me 4-1/2 tries to get something that I was happy with. When I left you, this is where it was…..’
I had thought that I would work on it some during the 2022 tax season but that was just a pipe dream!!!
I tried couching down a few threads…..
but quickly realized that I didn’t like it and pulled them out again. I mean, what was I thinking when I put them in a row like this??? I do think that I could use this thread to add some highlights.
Anyway, this summer I spent a lot of time on my Botero Flower Garden…..
…loving the look of the dyed cheesecloth as an underlay.
And yesterday I posted about thread painting this meadow…..
So the question for September is “how can I use these two techniques to embellish Sadie’s background??”
I have concerns about both techniques…..
- The cheesecloth will make the surface rough and I am worried that Sadie wouldn’t be able to lay flat…..especially with her sweet, skinny legs.
- The fabric may not stand up to the intense thread painting in the 2nd meadow
So, do I need to do some sort of hybrid??
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts?