Monday, August 30, 2010

A Punch of Color


The pillow cover in the background was cut and sewn from towels I found that matched my color scheme. I also made bench cushion covers with them. I wanted to add a punch of color because I realized I would soon tire of looking at just two main colors. The pillow cover in the front was made from commercial fabric that has been discharged with a bleach pen. I placed a sketch I found beneath Plexiglas then following the outline of the sketch I traced on top of the Plexiglas with a bleach pen. The squiggles on the side are made free hand with the bleach pen. I let that set a couple of minutes then placed the fabric over the traced sketch and gently patted it down a little. When the colors appeared I liked I removed the fabric, washed it out, let it dry and stitched around the design. Can you tell its a nude? This piece was put away for a while until I decided to pull it out for this pillow cover.

4 comments:

Yvonne said...

I remember seeing this piece and I loved it then, and still love it! Great piece and a great use for it! I bet it looks lovely in there!

saraz said...

Lana--Thanks for sending me the link to your blog and for visiting mine. Aren't we having fun!

Lana's Threads and Musings said...

Yvonne, thanks. I found a lamp and covered a shade for it. Now I just need to find or make some art for over the fireplace that adds more color.

Saraz, I enjoyed your blog and will check back often. Thanks for your comment.

Lana's Threads and Musings said...

Yvonne, thanks. I found a lamp and covered a shade for it. Now I just need to find or make some art for over the fireplace that adds more color.

Saraz, I enjoyed your blog and will check back often. Thanks for your comment.