Friday, February 1, 2013
It's all about me! - Robbie
Yep, this is all about me! I'm a 'spring' kind of gal who loves, loves, love hand work and beading! So of course I had to include those elements in my self portrait!
BUT...I dislike drawing intensely...so this is my first and last attempt at drawing!! I used the technique of putting tracing paper on the mirror (read this in a mixed media book but I forget the name of it!!) and then tracing your face! Well, this was still no easy task!
I'm looking forward to our next challenge and I'm so happy that our 'self portrait' challenge is over with!!
I created the background piece by painting diluted fabric paints onto Radiance white fabric. Then, I scanned my portrait tracing and printed onto the painted Radiance.
After stitching the commercial fabric to the portrait I stitched around each painted area to give the appearance of patchwork.
Of course I had to add some beading around the portrait because it's all about me and my beading! and handwork!
More detail of the edge beading and handwork.
I look forward to 'meeting' everyone else through their self portraits!!!