Lift-off

LIFT-OFF

3.5 x 5 inches.  One of my dandscapes.

The background came about by chance.  I poured on gray-green silk paint and then ran some rivulets of the white medium over certain areas.  This erased the gray-green in stripes, but the silk was still so wet that it blended nicely into a nice effect of rays of light.

The stem is a piece of hand-painted ribbon (here’s how) and the rest is regular Gutermann sewing thread that I have teased into fluffiness and stuck down with acid-free glue.  I stitched the tiny seed pods with skinny pieces of hand-painted ribbon as well. There’s some hand-sewing in pinks and purples underneath the fluffy stuff.  I just wander the thread around in a rough circle; it doesn’t matter much because it will be only glimpsed through the fluff.

Framed:

Lift-off framed

Make a wish and blow!

2 Responses to “Lift-off”

  1. wendy Says:

    wow, that is stunning! it’s so realistic

  2. Anneliese Says:

    So beautiful and real – a wonder of nature and of your art!

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