A multimedia artwork with ceramics on canvas, acrylic, wool, beads, and embroidery
You can see the acrylic paint on the quilted repurposed fabrics from my wedding dress designs. With the approximate prepared arrangement next to the final canvas, I can paint strategically, knowing what will be layered over the paint.
For this piece I used sashiko thread (found here) to sew the ceramic leaves, flowers, circle and tiles onto the canvas.
I used wool yarn to create knots of various sizes on repurposed, natural silk organza to create textured patches I could sew onto the canvas. I layered it over the other fabric and some of the paint, but the paint and fabric texture showed through the organza between the wool knots. I also used paper that I bought in Japan years ago and painted it with acrylic paint and attached it in various places to compliment the ceramic shapes and add to the movement and texture of the piece. Above you can see that I attached the paper to the organza with the wool knots before cutting it out and sewing it to the canvas.