Tree Tops is Finished!

This is it! I'm finished... well, almost. My DH needs to make a wooden frame so that I can wrap the edges around it and staple gun it all in place. About a quarter inch will show of the outer border on the front and then it will wrap around and show on the sides. I also need to clean finish the border edges with a nice quarter inch hem so that it looks finished and neat on the back. I take lengths of grosgrain ribbon and glue it down to cover the staples.  This piece is going into a local art gallery for sale and I want a professional looking back.

One of the things I've done on this since last posting it was to create more contrast in the trees. I made the right side shadows on the trunks darker. I also used a white oil pastel and made the left sides of the trunks brighter. I then took an olive green oil pastel and added mossy areas to the trunks. The trees seem to pop more from the background and I like that better.

This has been a great experiment, and I gained confidence in using the fabric markers and oil pastels. I would never had tried it without reading The Art of Landscape Quilting by Zieman and Sewell. I guess I'm ready for their next project.

Or maybe I need to start making my Ghastly project for the Ghastlies Blog Hop!

You know what to do... Keep stitchin' for the ones you love!
Hugs,
Mary

Comments

  1. THis is so beautiful! I am so drawn to trees and these birch trunks are especially pleasing. Bravo!

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  2. I'm speechless. The additional contrast makes it look more awesomer! I know it's not a real word, but it just sums up my reaction. You knocked this one out of the park!

    Bravo!

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  3. This is so awesome, I don't know how you can bear to part with it. Perfect!

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