This is an interesting little piece. It’s not that I don’t remember making it, but I don’t remember making it that clearly. I think I made it to use the egg shape to make the vase:
I then filled the vase with flowers cut, like the egg, with my sizzix machine:
I cut the leaves freehand:
The piece is on the reverse of a piece of furnishing fabric from the eighties which is incredibly ugly on the front, and scraps of silk. It really came to life with the acrylic gems in the centre of the flowers.
It’s very loosely based on those fantastic 17th-century Dutch genre paintings
I love these blousey, virtuoso pieces.
Because the pieces were cut from bondawebbed silk using my sizzix dye cutter it was a very quick piece to do. Limited amount of skill on display here.
8 thoughts on “A little bit of floral appliqué”
I love this. It’s so effective however it is done. Ceri
Come and use the sizzix any time you like.
Limited skill – I think not. This is a lovely piece of applique.
Quite a lot of experience goes into it, I think. But the cutting was all done for me which made it quick and easy. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
maybe but its beautiful
Simplicity and repetition – I think. Limited range of colours and shape. That’s a lesson worth learning. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
I really think this piece has captured the feel of those dutch paintings. I’ve made two attempts in the last year to do one “baltimore” style but I lose the movement and blowsyness which you have captured.