Monday, January 28, 2013

A Blue reveal

It's reveal day over at the Tangled Textiles blog.  You can see what others are revealing today relating to the "blue" theme.    Here is mine. 
TA DA!!! A Blue Delft Tragedy! I learned some valuable lessons with this one.

I found this fabric and thought it was perfect. With a bit of fussy cutting it could work for the images on the mask.
It was tricky cutting all those tiny shapes, but here is a close up of some of the pieces that I fussy cut.
 
I had to figure out how to get the shadow on the mask and at the same time have the blue flowers on the mask show up.   I tried several different fabrics but thought I would be able to get the best result by using organza for the shadow.  I could fuse the organza, but what to use.  I experimented with Wonder Under and Misty Fuse. 
 If you look closely, you can see that the Misty Fuse piece shows hairline webbing and I didn't want to have that showing on the organza.  But how do you cut up the organza so that it doesn't fray....

with a wood burning tool. It works beautifully. But I learned that it was easier to burn it if the fusible web paper was left attached to the piece.  So now I had all the pieces for the mask, but what about the background. A sense of tiles for the background would be good. The grid created with blue satin ribbon, looked a little flat.  Some FMQ helped.  Here's a close up.
It was time to apply the mask to the background.  I fused the mask to the background and discovered that I not only had "shadow" on the mask, but some shadowing from behind too.  Look closely....
See it there on the forehead?  Oh well...I'll know better next time. 

7 comments:

What Comes Next? said...

it turned out wonderfully! I love it - the background is perfect - it is all good!

JB said...

What a labor intensive piece. I think it all works magnificently.

dutchcomfort said...

It is a true Delft blue piece and no tragedy! You did a great job Brigitte!!

Gina said...

You not only tried some new techniques, you developed some! I rather like the the background showing through the mask, I wouldn't have changed that. Beautiful!

Marjorie said...

Very Cool! Love it. Thanks for sharing!

Peg said...

Fabulous! How very clever!

Jackie said...

That is well done and so smart!