Why make one, when you can make four? None of this "less is more" stuff for me!
Of course, I'm kidding about the less is more thing, I'm actually most definitely of that ilk - but after I made the first one of these, I thought a set of four would be just the thing for a wall.
Lake of Dreams #1
So each of these is fused and mounted on an 8 x 10 canvas - perfect for hanging just as is, or for framing. They're destined for the space above BSP's desk at the moment, although that's a revolving art space. :)
(At the moment, Erosion is hanging there, although Puzzle was hanging there for a loooonnng time.)
Lake of Dreams #2
And after the backgrounds had been pieced and quilted, I added fused elements on top. Usually this is where I'd add painted lutradur, but in this case, I had lots more paper towelling that would do the trick!
Lake of Dreams #3
After they'd been fused on to my quilted background, I did some top stitching - just some simple outlines of the birch trees and the rocks, and then hand stitched lines in the "bark".
I'm really quite pleased with them. None of them are an exact copy of the inspiration piece, but they're all a bit like it, and really remind me of the lake I grew up on in Northern Ontario - which is probably why I loved the inspiration piece so much to begin with.
Lake of Dreams #4
I've been sick all week - so sick in fact that I've had to take three days of work off this week (!) so I haven't done any work at all on the shirt piece. But that's what the weekend is for, right? :)
I hope you have a great one, and I'll see you on Monday!
Joining in at What A Hoot for Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday and with Nina-Marie Sayre for Off The Wall Fridays. Go check 'em out!