Mosaic

coastal walk mosaic

Here is my finished mosaic panel – rather a wonky shot but it will be lined up properly when it is mounted. I have really enjoyed this project, taking on something that I wouldn’t normally have attempted. The machine stitching was the speedy part, but the selection and cutting of the fabrics took a long time. Below you can see that my stitching was quick and rather ragged but it is finished and that doesn’t detract from the overall effect.

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At the beginning of the project I took the time to make a full drawn out design. That has been really useful as I intend to do all sorts of things with it – firstly using the design to make a stencil. I have cut one from a large piece of actetate I had from the top of a Christmas cracker box, tracing the design with a fine liner pen and then cutting out the shapes with a soldering iron. The mosaic style design is ideal for a stencil as I didn’t have to give lots of consideration to how the cut out pieces would work in relation to one another as they are all separate. Below I have used the stencil on a watercolour background, stamping through with acrylic paints and outlining with black pen. Watch this space for more ideas using my newly cut stencil.

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As a footnote, posting these photographs I realise that I have ‘missed a pebble’ with my machining. I’ll go back to it – I probably wouldn’t have noticed it otherwise – but just goes to show that taking pictures of our work is probably a useful thing to do. After I’ve posted my photos I usually delete them so I haven’t got masses stored, but having a simple record of your piece as you are working on it could be very helpful.

 


2 thoughts on “Mosaic

  1. Thanks Lesley – you may well see a lot more of this design in the coming weeks. Particularly now, given the opportunity to ‘workroom isolate’!

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