Thursday, 11 February 2016

Stitching on photos and extending the line 2

I'm playing further with the idea begun here of stitching onto the surface of a photograph and extending and echoing the lines within it in pen and stitch. This time, there is just one large image placed on the watercolour paper ground.


Once I had placed the photo carefully on the paper, it was held in place with delicate surface frogtape whilst I stitched it onto the paper. This tape worked very well as the photo didn't shift when I stitched and the tape didn't lift the surface of either the ground paper or the photograph when it was removed.

I think this tape will be very useful in helping me to position all sorts of photos and drawings on lots of surfaces - very many thanks Olga for the suggestion - and I think the reel containing 41m should last me a lifetime!


6 comments:

  1. j'adore la composition... un travail pensé...beau!

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    1. Grand merçi, Elfi! Quand j'ai le temps pour clarifier mes pensées, j'irai expliquer mon travail récent en noir et blanc ... beaucoup de pensées creatives à mes vacances ...

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  2. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! And such potential!

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    1. Very many thanks, Marny. I'm finding this idea great fun ... and it seems to have long legs so much more to come, I think.

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  3. I love the whole concept of "extending the line"...beautiful explorations so far!

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    1. I'm fascinated by the idea too - especially the thought of working 'outside the frame' of an image, extending aspects of it as a contrast in tone or density of mark. It's one of the ideas I'm playing with just now.

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