Thursday, January 10, 2013

devine verdigris

the  first trade of yet another year of glorious color in
 this year we got to put in our color choice. i said puce and verdigris.
 verdigris was choice for January so i thought i would jump right in.
i love the blue/green colors of various metals left to weather.
 think of Miss Liberty statue and her lovely patina. 
I  have a lovely old lamp with such a base in that coloration.  
 
many plants and vines fall into that charming category as well.
 
i painted and over painted fabric for backs and coffee filters for fronts with all sorts o paints and glimmers i had on hand,
i fused a peltex layer between after they dried.
next day i sat at my trusty Bernina 830 record and free motion quilted away
the rainy afternoon.
 a bronze/blue edging over a zigzag stitch was the last step.
below
 i  have put them in a small tree for a photo before addressing them and sending out.
  
 
i think they would make great book marks if i re sized them to about 2"by 6".