When creating small works, I prefer to post a complete overview, beginning to end.....but sometimes projects stall....like this one has.
I was so anxious to work with this hunk of altered bamboo rayon felt from National Nonwovens.
Ages ago I had dyed it to achieve what I thought was a fairly nice piece....but I never did anything with it. On a recent Fiber Junkies play day, I hauled it out and mono-printed it using acrylic paint. (See first photo)
My work has been concentrating on botanical themes lately in preparation for an upcoming exhibit at the NC Arboretum, Spring 2016. Thus.....trees came to mind to utilize this special fabric.
The problem was/is......the tree tops are fairly small and no matter what color thread was pared with it.....from more than a foot away, it blended into the fabric too much. Of course if I hadn't chosen this black felted background other options might be easier to find.
A 2 AM thought last night/early this morning might provide a new direction for me to explore..........NO - it was NOT a dream.....I have to work harder than that!!......
Stay tuned, won't you???
Linking to what others have been up to this week: Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop, Whoop Friday, and Richard and Tanya Quilts.