“I SEE NO SHIPS”
I decided to use silk again for this piece so started by painting some. I then got some sequin waste and stencilled onto some of the silk using acrylic paint. I made a foam stamp and printed onto another piece of silk but this time with fabric paint. Finally I made a feather stencil from plastic and used Markal sticks.
Next I frayed some of the edges and patched the pieces together. I wanted to appliqué the seagull but instead of using fabric decided to use the Tall Ships Souvenir Edition of the West Briton for the body, and for the wing I used the Falmouth Tide Chart for the week of the Regatta. To make these more resilient I crumpled them up several times and doused them with a good coating of acrylic wax. I used a fine machine needle so that I wouldn’t get large holes when stitching. Adding a bit of colour and an eye brought it alive.
I machine quilted the piece managing to incorporate some metallic thread for that bit of bling that I love.
Finally I added some text to finished the whole thing off.
I’m please with the end result.