Tag: Fabrics

Japonaiserie Koi Trapunto Sampler by Cherry Barlowe

A mixed-media stitched Trapunto sampler inspired by the Japonaiserie style that captures Koi fish and water lilies. The mixture of media include an original ink pointillism drawing on cotton, embroidery, bead work, Trapunto quilting and silver wire embellishments of the Koi. Finished size: 215mm x 410mm. My name is Cherry Barlowe (aka Qershi), I was…

Miss Clara Scarlett, Assemblage Art Doll

Meet Miss Clara Scarlett, her beginnings were quite humble.  She began life as a half bird cage and a vintage doll.  The two were combined to create the base of this piece.   The cage was wrapped in shredded painters canvas to create her "hoop skirt"  Clara Scarlett is the most Southern of Belle's and "She…

Muddy

Cloth, needle sculpted features. Teeth and Tongue are made using a wire armature, covered with upholstery batting and nylon hose.  Then painted with Acrylic Paints.  The body is painted with Gesso. Flowers, Leaves, vines and texture was added using Aves Apoxie Sculpt.  Body was painted using Acrylic paints and Lumiere paints by Jacquard.

Fireworks After the Arson

"Fireworks After the Arson" is a combination of leather, fabric, paper, acrylic paint, colored pencil, shellac, blocks of wood, a salvaged door front, and scraps of trim moulding.  The center rectangle is the only piece of art I was able to salvage from a fire that consumed over 20 other pieces of my work.  "Fireworks After…

Patchwork Farmhouse

"Patchwork Farmhouse" is a combination of paper, denim, cotton print fabric, acrylic paint, wood trim moulding, colored pencil and it is mounted on an OSB panel found in a construction site scrap pile.  The antique frame was a gift from my parents. Stylistically it takes cues from tramp art and crazy quilts. It was born from my thoughts of home…

Shawnee, OH.

"Shawnee" is a combination of wood, a variety of metal including sewing machine attachments, thread spools, paper, jeans, courduroy pants, a flannel shirt,  roofing shingles, buttons, a chicken bone, boot laces, plumbing parts, an antique drawer front, part of a shipping crate, and acrylic paint.  The drawer opens and contains a removalble piece of wood with a poem on…

Composted Flower Garden (detail)

Composted Flower Garden is the first in a series using primarily post-consumer materials to construct the quilt.  With the exception of the thread, batting, and some of the couched decorative thread, the quilt is recycled from the trash cans of several fiber workshops and my home studio!  I delight in the texture and bright color of  the composted…

Two Nomad Travelers

  This mixed Media Quilt  has fabrics of silk, cotton, batik, antique lace, papers/travel journals, Afganistan prayer boxes, ceramic beads, African and glass beads, hand made copper shield with a mica window. These are the items they gathered during there Nomadic travels through many lands.

Open Wave

Mixed media, collage painting on canvas composed of rice paper, fabric paper, acrylic, batik fabrics and handmade textured paper measures 16 x 20 inches. I mixed inks and acrylics with matte medium gel, applied this to the canvas surface and then adhered a transparent rice paper on top to add a textured look. This composition…