Friday, March 16, 2012

Purple House - Part 5 - The Sky

The house is pinned on down the middle of the piece, just to keep it in place.  It will be ironed down as the blue squares are added.  By just pinning, and not fusing the house, I can easily flip up sections of the house structure, and add the background piece behind it.  I am applying this row at a slant.

Now I could have used a laser level, if I wanted the rows to be in a perfect straight line, but I felt it would be way more interesting and fun to start them on a slant, to create movement in the piece.

You can see 5 rows of the gradual slant, and then I can make it go another direction.

I peel the house back to make room for the blue squares.  I could have fused all of the squares onto the background first, then added the house, but I think it is a waste of good fabric to do it that way. 
I am liking the direction this is going.  The background has texture, color, contrast and interest!  These are all Batiks, by the way!

I am ironing this portion of the house into place, including the cup and saucer.

Here is a clearer view of the fabrics and their movement

Almost done!

The backgrounds of blue and green.  Next I will be adding the vines, flowers and another bird on the top!

4 comments:

  1. Wonderfully whimsically, marvellous!!

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  2. Such a fun house. I think I'd like to live there and have tea parties all the time. :-)

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  3. Wow! This is so cool, to watch your process. Thank you for sharing.

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