Tag: Silk

black, white, read all over ornament challenge due July 11, 2014

My Frida Kahlo ornament can be used year round as it includes various drawings that I have did of Frida Kahlo throughout her lifetime.  I trimmed down on of my art exhibition postcard invitations to the proper size, then added color red heart made from silky ribbon.  I, also, added a red ribbon, recycled, to hang…

Silk painting

This is my first silk painting and I am totally hooked. I love how vibrant the dyes are and love how the painting just comes alive with so much color. Tell me what you think of it!

Artistic Vision

This mixed-media cuff is made with a recycled silk shirt, dictionary words, beads & button. I loved making and I hope the swap recipient enjoys it!

Gelato Gems Mixed-media Jewelry Swap

Gelato Gems is made with gelato spoons saved from when I lived in Italy and used to make the large beads and pendant.  The gelato spoons were melted, decorated with an Italian playing card, Florentine paper, inks, and gold paint.  A silk sweater was unraveled (thanks to an Indy upcycle shop) for the yarn and…

Fabric post card

I have used heated organza, beads with hand and machine stitching. I  embroidered hidden gems and pearls of wisdom long with a little mermaid. 

North Carolina River in Thread

Thread painting on painted Habutai silk, 5" x 7".  This thread painting done in rayon embroidery threads on a painted silk background was based on a photograph taken by my friend, Edgar Woodfin of a river near Tuxedo, North Carolina in October.  It is all straight stitch.

Boneyard Erosion

Phototransfers on cotton and silk, discharged cotton, embellished and stitched.

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.

Silken Dream – Maureen Tillman

8"x8" deep sided canvas. A photo reproduction of a young Victorian girl (from WikiCommons) is ink jet printed on to silk. The silk print is machine stitched on to a beautiful French script fabric which is attached to the canvas with acrylic medium. There are 3 beautiful paper blossoms secured in lower right corner and…