Thursday, July 29, 2010

Traveling Page has arrived.

Cobi has recently received her June page from me. I had been lamentably late in sending it.

Cobi's theme was Art Nouveau. This is one of my favourite books on the subject. I just love the wealth of detail and the beautiful lines of Art Nouveau. The ISBN for this particular book is 978-1-84451-265-2. I find it an excellent source book for images. Published by Flame Tree Publishing, it is one of a rather useful series of titles, all linked to artists or periods in Art History.

I used this particular photograph as my starting point.

This is the information given by the book.

Now, my own interpretation. It is simply applique using a brown fabric over a beautifully marked printed fabric from my stash. The bottom fabric looks almost like water. I overlaid this with a fine gauze, then added beads.

For the reverse of the piece, I used another image from the same book.

Isn't this a wonderful screen? The book gave the following information.

My own version of a small section, looked like this.

It is FME over gauze. I used water soluble fabric to stabilise the piece until I appliqued it to the pocket on the back of the page.

I have now just posted my July page, on the theme of Windows.


SafeGuardClothing said...

Some amazing art deco crafts. I myself specialise in crochet but can really appreciate the work thats gone into those


Mandy said...

Thanks so much for your comments.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Beautiful! I loved working with gauze.
You did a great job, Mandy.

Toni said...

Beautiful & really very clever!

Mandy said...

Thanks Toni, it was a really enjoyable page to make.