Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Mixed Media Monday

Sewn Paper on Canvas 8"x10"
Okay, I know it is Tuesday, really, but I intend to do a mixed media Monday post every week, where I try out a new technique.

All throughout the January challenge, I had been wanting to sew a lot of strips of painted paper together to make a whole piece and I also wanted to burn some Tyvek!

So, I decided to combine the two techniques and this is the result.  I am not sure I consider it a finished piece yet, I may end up cutting the sheet up and using it in something else.

17 comments:

Angeline-Marie Martinez said...

hMMMMM.
Ok, gotta ask: any type of special needle on the machine was used to help make this piece?

Love. Even if you do rip and reuse in the future.

Rolina said...

Thanks Angeline-Marie, I used a no.16 needle intended for jeans, it copes very well with the thicker "fabric" of paper layers and canvas.

martine paquet said...

Funny,at first, I thought it was a painting...
Great experiment, Rolina!

Rolina said...

Thanks for visiting, Martine - I think I may paint on it, but need to think about it first!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thought it was a painting at first as well :) sewing machine working better for you it seems :)

Rolina said...

Well, all the papers are painted, so I suppose it is sort of a painting! Yes, me and the sewing machine have come to some kind of an understanding now.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

did you hit it with a hammer? :p

Rolina said...

LOL, no, I just promised it not to put stuff that is too thick through it and it now behaves!

April Rimpo said...

Glad to see a new painting. You are always so inventive with your techniques.

Mellowood Gallery said...

So very interesting Rolina. I have done some hand stitching on paper but not with the machine yet. I have one concern - the green strip just jumped out at me as it doesn't seem to fit. I look forward to seeing what you do with this

Rolina said...

Thanks April, yes the Mixed Media Mondays are going to be very experimental. I will not aim to do a proper finished painting, but to try something new.

Rolina said...

Thanks Mellowood, it does stand out a bit, but I don't mind. I am thinking of working further into this and some ideas are forming in my mind.

Sheila said...

Very cool. I think it looks great as is, but it would be great to use in different ways... cut up for other projects.

Andersson Blue Design said...

Love it!

Rolina said...

Thanks Sheila and Andersson Blue!

Sandy Sandy said...

I love the idea of Mixed Media Mondays. And wow, this piece is so invigorating. It really is eye candy!

Rolina said...

Thanks Sandy, it has been changed a bit since this post!